Marty, as he is now known, was brought in by a member of the public after they found him seeking refuge in their backyard.
We suspect he may have been the victim of a car accident, but we will likely never know the full extent of the tribulations this young stray has suffered.
With his scraggly fur, tiny frame and confronting injury, this little guy is an inspiring fighter.
Poor Marty is severely undersized and emaciated, weighing a tiny 1.8kg and with a body condition score of 1 out of 9 (indicating he is severely underweight, and was in danger of starvation).
His painful injury makes it difficult for him to eat, which may help explain why he is the size of a small kitten, despite being around a year old. Now on a soft diet of Hills prescription cat food, he is slowly managing to get nutrients back into his body, but it remains a struggle.
Despite all he has been through, Marty is a loving and happy boy who wants pats from everyone he meets. Our vet team soon fell in love with him, with one of them describing him as “absolutely lovely and a real smoocher”.