A sweet kitty that looks like it has literally been through a ringer showed up at my door last night. His tail is broken and hanging from the base, one eye is clouded over, also various wounds and scrapes. He needs a vet, but we haven't had any sales since the election and temporarily find ourselves without the resources for a vet bill. I've considered taking him to a shelter, but my neighbors that are cat people, say it's a kill shelter and he/she (I shall call it a "he" hence forward) will be put down due to the shape it is in. We are currently calling him "Beater."
He ate and drank some water this morning. He's EXTREMELY affectionate. This was/is somebody's cat.
He's just too precious to let die. Tonight I started giving him watered down canned cat food in a syringe. Very liquid with a wee bit of corn syrup mixed in because he has that "down" look that my yorkie would get as a puppy that karo would cure. (I realize cats are not Yorkies... I panicked.)
Any advice someone could give me would be greatly appreciated. I feel sure that he needs a good round of antibiotics. Antibiotics can be had for horses at our local tractor supply. Should I get some and give him a miniscule dose?
I hope to keep him alive until we finally get a sale so that I can get him to a vet... or if there are any cat rescues in the area that would like to take him on, I live in Pipe Creek, TX... Or if you are missing a gray tabby in the Pipe Creek area, please contact me!
Thanks so much!