|Marcus waiting to be helped|
Recently, a factory worker told us about the plight of a cat with one eye. It's a pity how some people care for the animals but perhaps due to the lack of knowledge or education, are unable to tell us clear details of the animals' injury. He said that the cat's eye had been bitten by a fly or mosquito and the eyeball had shrunk into the socket.
|Dr Lesley Teo examining Marcus the cat, while Lynda holds him.|
We caught the cat two days ago and sent him to the vet. Dr Lesley Teo checked his eye and said it is likely to be an old injury from some months ago as the wound had healed. Marcus is really sweet natured and his injury could have been caused by an accident, a fight. . . we would never know. An operation was scheduled to remove Marcus' eye. This would lessen chances of his eye being infected, as well as discomfort. However, upon further examination, Marcus was diagnosed with cat flu. He needs to be treated with medication for a few days before proceeding with the surgery. After removing the eye, we will then take Marcus back to his home in the factory.
|Sweet, baby-faced Marcus!|
Thank you Alysha!
Latest Update (5pm) - Jacqui O. read Alysha's story and has kindly offered to make up the difference for the remaining $250 in vet bills.
Thank you everyone for helping little Marcus. Stay tuned for his updates.
Article put together by young volunteer, Jo-Ann, 16 yrs old