It breaks my heart hearing about this sweet guy struggling to stay alive.
He sounds like someone dumped him and he doesnít know how to
fend for himself. Iím so glad you came across him. I think you
should contact a TNR group in your area, if there are active
ones. Try contacting ALL the rescues in your area too. If youíre
in Southern Arizona I could maybe give you some suggestions
of who to contact. Does your vet have an angel fund for cases
like this? Lots of vets in our area have them. Do you have a good
relationship with your vet that he would help you rescue this guy?
Is there an extra bathroom in your apt? Or a place you could
put him while he is being treated.
Does he let you touch him or hold him? If your cat at home
has a healthy immune system I wouldnít worry too much
about bringing something home. Just toss your outfit in
the wash when you get home.
The salivating worries me. Maybe he has infected teeth?
Iím grasping... with out seeing a picture of your concerns,
itís hard to guess. I would start putting fish mox in his food
to see if the antibiotic would help. Here is where I posted
about it. We do that for ferals we cant hold to medicate.
Make sure you are giving him a high quality food that
will have the nutrients to start his body to mend. Yes a
high quality kitten food would help too. Are
you able to put Advantage on him and in the top inside
of his ears to deal with mites and fleas?
The best thing you could do is to take him to
a cat savvy vet who could diagnose his issues
and you could make decisions from there.
You have a wonderful heart I can tell. I have great
respect for your compassion. Please keep us posted
as to what you find out and what you do for this
sweet guy. Now I have a lump in my throat. I pray
the angels with protect this sweet guy till you can
find how to help him.