Freddie was found in this horrible condition, with only a stub on his rear end left after what seemed to be a dangerous removal of his tail not done for medical reasons.
We got a call on Friday morning from Cheryl Heckle Price at Calhoun County Animal Control. A health care worker spotted this injured cat at a client's house and simply could not leave him this way.
Long story short, we took him to Edisto Pet Clinic where he was given an antibiotic shot and had his stub cleaned. We do not know what happened to his tail, but we certainly know it was not pretty. As soon as Freddie's infection improves, we will have his "stub" cleaned up, and he will be neutered. Freddie is definitely unhappy having to sit inside all day, but we have to protect what's left of what was probably a beautiful tail.
We know that many people and rescues will bend over backwards for an injured dog, but not nearly as many people respond to pleas for cats. We think he deserves a chance.
As always, we certainly appreciate your donations. We only use your funds to care for the animals. We donate our time, mileage and oftentimes, our own money for litter and food. We do this because of our love for these creatures that need our help. Please consider donating or sending Freddie an item from his wishlist to help keep him happy and comfortable as he recovers.