Trey came to us at the beginning of April, 2016 and went directly into emergency care. It is 7+ months later as I write this, and Trey remains in our hospital. What is going on here, you ask?
This poor cat came to us with a severe degloving injury on his right front leg. For those who do not know, "degloving" is a polite term for having skin, tissue, bone, ligaments, etc. sheared away by frictional forces. These injuries are very serious and typically occur when a cat is pushed or dragged by a moving vehicle. Trey’s right front leg is fully bandaged, as you’d expect, and we have been changing the bandaging regularly all this time and will continue to do so until his leg is healed. Note that Trey cannot be adopted until this is fully resolved, and, as you’d imagine, injuries like this can take a long time to heal.
Remarkably, Trey can put full weight on his bandaged leg. Even more amazing? He’s quite the lover. Sit near him, and he’ll come over and rub endlessly on you, pausing only for an occasional brief snack in the accepted manner of felines everywhere.
We think Trey was born sometimes in 2008. He’s medium in size, with a white blaze on his face, white feet, and white on his chin, chest, and tummy; the rest of his coat is black.
Trey is a perfect example of the Tabby’s Place mission. This poor boy was truly in a desperate situation when he was found. But we have cared for him and will continue to do so until he is completely healed…at which point, we hope he’ll go into his "forever" home. If you can have the patience to wait to adopt, or if you just need a few feline head butts and some purring, come in to meet this amazing boy.