Help Dexter recover from being shot

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Yesterday our darling Dexter dragged himself home after a monster broke his jaw, forced a gun into his mouth and shot him. 

He has a hole through the roof of his palette, a severed tongue and an exit wound. It’s a miracle that he’s still alive.

The excellent veterinary team that are now caring for Dexter have pulled out shrapnel from his head and are currently operating on him trying to save his life. 

Dexter has already proved he’s a fighter by getting himself home and now we want to be able to give him the best chance at recovery by providing him with the necessary treatment, raising awareness of this act of cruelty and hopefully getting him justice. 

Your money will go directly towards Dexter’s medical bill and if we’re lucky enough to have any extra funds the remaining money will be donated to the NAWT (National Animal Welfare Trust) to help them continue to rescue animals, this is where we adopted Dexter from.

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We feel we’ve gone a little backwards with Dexter this week as he’s been struggling to eat again. He’s back on his antibiotics because he’s quite snuffly and snotty and he’s lost some weight, despite hand feeding him several times a day. His vet, who is absolutely wonderful, thinks he’s getting some congestion in his nasal passages because all the bones in his nose were broken and, of course, he still has the hole in the roof of his mouth. The hole is slowly healing, but is still an open wound.

He’s been really quiet and a little grumpy on occasions (who can blame him) but he’s still enjoying some time in the open air. We take him out every day unless it’s pouring with rain and he loves to wander around the edges of the field and have a good old sniff.

He’s still doing remarkably well bearing in mind it’s only six weeks since he was shot and four since his jaw was operated on. We continue to give him round the clock care and attention along with an extensive a la carte menu to tempt him with his feeding!!

Thank you all for your continued support. We will keep you updated on his progress.
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It’s just over a month since Dexter was shot and somehow managed to drag himself home to us. He is making a remarkable recovery and truly is a fighter. He has defied all the odds already and continues to improve day by day.

His character and personality are beginning to shine through once more, now that he’s feeling a little better and the swelling in his brain is reducing. He’s even started to have a ‘chat’ with us once again.

His eating is improving, although he still finds it quite difficult and has to be hand fed, which we are obviously happy to do. His nose and head are healing well as you can see from the photos. It’s hard to believe he’s the same cat when you look at how he was then and how he is now, just 4 weeks on.

We continue to walk him outside on his harness and he enjoys his time in the fresh air very much. He will see his own vet next week for a check on how he’s doing and we will keep everyone updated with his progress. Thank you again to everyone for all your support and well wishes. It really does mean a lot and we hope you all enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend.
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On national black cat appreciation day we thought you would like to see how well Dexter is walking now (no wobbling in sight) and to see him enjoying a little bit of supervised time outside in the sunshine. He loves Digger, our Border Collie, and Digger loves him - they always used to walk round the field together so it's been so lovely to see them together again in the field.
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Thank you all for your continued love and support for Dexter. He’s doing well, although we are struggling to get him to eat. He finds it really hard because he still has a hole in the roof of his mouth but we are tempting him with all sorts and trying lots of different methods to try and help him – sometimes spoon feeding him like we are in the video works and other times he’s better taking it off your fingers.

He’s been enjoying some supervised time out of confinement, watching out the window and snoozing in the sunshine. He will be reviewed by our amazing veterinary team tomorrow and we will update you again after that.
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