Wandering as a stray, poor Popeye was found two weeks ago completely matted, with his right eye literally bulging out.
In our RSPCA Animal ambulance, Rescue Officer Nalika rushed Popeye to our Lonsdale shelter, where our skilled team of veterinarians could tend to the poor boy’s injuries.
Popeye was in truly shocking condition.
The trauma to his eye was diseased and injured beyond repair, meaning the kindest thing our vets could do for Popeye was remove his painfully injured eye. The reason that so much of this otherwise-fluffy boy’s long coat is shaved, is because it was so severely matted that it was pulling on his skin. Popeye had been in so much discomfort, which left our vets wondering just how long he’d been without a home.
“I suspect this kitty had been a homeless child for a while”, RSPCA Head Veterinarian Brad Ward says.
And poor Popeye still wasn’t out of the woods.