By a life-saving stroke of fate, he was found by a diligent SAPOL officer on patrol who thankfully chose to investigate after seeing the bag lying in dry grass. When Stitch came into our care, this elderly cat was noticeably traumatised by his ordeal. Severely underweight and starving, he eagerly gobbled up the food we offered him.
Poor Stitch had a large, deep, open wound on his lower stomach, inside his left hind leg. Badly swollen and infected, he had likely been suffering with this painful injury for a while.
Our vet team wasted no time in performing surgery to repair the wound, and we are happy to report the procedure went well. Operating veterinarian Lauren prescribed antibiotics to treat the infection, and medication for extended pain relief, and advised he may need further surgery, depending on the healing process.
Despite all he has been through, every volunteer and staff member who has met Stitch describes him as a lovely-natured, friendly cat. We believe he will thrive in a foster home environment, and with lots of TLC, should make a full recovery.