Brooks, a ten month old gray tabby, was brought into the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia (HSSCG) by a family who said they found him under their car. He had a high fever, was having difficulty breathing and was dragging his left hind leg. After a series of x-rays it was determined that he had severe nerve damage and that the leg had to be removed.
Buddy boy, once he got to the Humane Society, and realized that he was getting proper care, started purring like crazy as if to thank his rescuers. He underwent surgery yesterday and we hope to have some more photos of him today.
Brooks was lucky to get the medical attention he needed, way more than most animals coming into the HSSCG. This is because of a special fund for animals needing care over and above what is normally needed for incoming animals.
Brooks is going to need a caring foster home to recover and get his balance back. But, most cats and dogs who lose limbs recover and do very well, not even realizing that they are missing an appendage. Not whiners like us, they just get on with the business of life and loving those around them.
If you can foster Brooks, please contact the Humane Society. And, if you can offer him a permanent home i can assure you he will give back more love than you can ever give him. I've had cats all my life and they know when somebody helps them.
Also, if you would like to contribute to the Holland Fund (the fund that provides special care for hurt animals) also please contact the Humane Society.
Hold Brooks in your hearts while he recovers and finds a good home.