While George likes to spend most of his time in the yard, and Maxi likes to chase squirrels into the trees, Jack is a roamer. It's not unusual for him to wander off for a day or three, only to return to us hungry and looking for scritches.
Early this month a neighbour texted to let us know Jack was in his yard, not moving, and had been there for a while. Mr. X went over to take a look, and discovered Jack's back, right leg was swollen at the ankle. He picked him up and brought him inside.
After a visit to a vet, and an x-ray, we were told that Jack's ankle was shattered. Not broken, shattered. We have no idea how it happened - could have been a car, could have been a raccoon. Either way, his choices were limited. We could either euthanize him or amputate the leg. Several consultations ruled out the success of surgery to repair the injury.
On Monday, 12 October, Jack's back right leg was amputated. His recovery will last a couple of weeks, and his bills are mounting: exam, consultations, surgery, medicines, recovery aids...
If you have a few dollars to spare, you can add to Jack's recovery fund.
Our next goal is to find him a forever home. So, if you're in the Philadelphia area, and would love a friendly, 4-year-old, complete adaptable cat, maybe Jack is for you. Let me know!
- Shane Docks
- Heidi Super
- Pamala Knight Duffy
- Diana Hicks
Organizer and beneficiary
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