The dispatcher said they would 'take him to the pound' and my heart lurched when I heard this. I told the lady 'he isn't bad, he is just hungry, homeless and scared.' I have always had the perception that the 'pound' was a waiting place for animals on 'death row'.
His ear mites look like globs of spiderwebs or warts. They are pretty nasty. By far the worst case I have ever seen.