About Patches:

This is a chronicle of the rescue of an injured cat and how he became a part of our family.

While the Patches story will have a happy ending, it nearly didn't, considering how hurt he was and that the county would have put him down due to stray cat over-population if we had left him with them.

We took a risk bringing a hurt cat into our home, which is not something that I recommend that everyone do. A stray can be a health risk to your own animals and bringing home too many, animal hoarding, means that you can't properly care for any of them. However, I do hope that everyone does what they can -- even if you can't take in an animal yourself, you can volunteer at a rescue organization, donate to shelters, and make sure that your own pets aren't out adding to the injury and over-population problem.

Thanks for visiting the Patches Blog!

Friday, July 9, 2010

8 July 2010

     Patches seems to be doing quite well.  He has been very social, giving intense "head bonkies" and sitting with or on us. He's eating more, and particularly likes the cod liver mixture that I got for skin & coat health. His wounds are looking a lot better too. They're still kind of disturbing, but now look more skin instead of scabs and dead skin.


Here are more views of the healing wounds:
Left face and neck
Left full profile
Right face and neck
Right full profile

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