Story By: Georgina Jadikovska, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
Vets have saved the life of this poor cat with a destroyed eye, broken leg and an open abdominal wound that is believed to have been run over by a grass cutter on a local farm.
The severely injured cat, which a local man found in the area between the Austrian states of Salzburg and Upper Austria, was brought to the Pfotenhilfe animal shelter located in the municipality of Lochen am See in the district of Braunau am Inn on Tuesday on 20th July.
According to Pfotenhilfe spokesperson Johanna Stadler, the cat was in pain when it arrived in the shelter due to its broken leg and the open abdominal wound, while several horrifying images reveal its extreme eye injury.
Pfotenhilfe activist Juergen Stadler told Newsflash: “Unfortunately, the cat was brought to us in this condition, so we don’t know anything about its history. The assumption is that the leg and the abdominal wound are from a mowing accident while the eye was dramatically destroyed by a cat flu that has not been treated since birth.”
The cat which according to Juergen Stadler “is estimated to be around 3 months old” was immediately taken to a vet clinic where it was treated for its injuries.
Due to the severity of the damage, the vets decided to surgically remove the damaged eye in order to avoid losing the other one.
In addition, the unlucky cat also had to undergo an amputation, as its bone was sticking out of its leg as a result of the mowing accident, after which the vets also sewed its open stomach wound.
The finder explained that the cat probably came from a nearby farm and reported that there were countless other neglected and uncastrated animals there.
Pfotenhilfe immediately alerted the authorities about the farm conditions after which activist Johanna Stadler told Newsflash: “Leaving a cat that is so sick and seriously injured is unbelievable! After the extensive treatment, she is now being cared for at home with me because she needs intensive care.”
According to Johanna Stadler the castration process must be rigorously controlled and followed, while the counterproductive exceptions must be taken care of accordingly.
Johanna told Newsflash: “This is one of the most urgent problems that Animal Welfare Minister Muckstein has to address. So much suffering occurs here every day – the animals and we simply cannot wait any longer!”