I came to know this feral kitten whne the queen cat brought her three young kittens to my garage shelter and that is where I trapped the mother cat and all of the kittens for veterinarian care. One kitten had a bite wound on his paw, another had a puncture wound on her head and one kitten had an infection in his eye.
the little Feral Norwegian Forest cat that was the last kitten to be trapped was rushed to the veternarians office and diagnosied with a serious eye infection. They administered antibiotics and he was kept at the animal clinic for ten days. Boris was released to go home for crate rest.
The feral kittens; Charlie and Boris were so happy. They both talked to each other and then played paws between the slate of the crate before falling asleep.
I left the room to make supper and whe I returned the little feral kitten with eye infection (Boris) was limping and his crate cracker brother Charlie had escaped from his crate and had climbed to the top of his brothers crate.
I have no idea as to what occurred but I suspect that both brotheres were trying to get closer to each other, and the little kitten twisted his paw.
We took Boris to the veterinarians and they took an X-ray to see if the leg was broken. They informed me that they did not think it was broken but it was close. the joint was twisted. Boris stayed at the animal clinic for 21 days and then they released him to me for home care.
Boris was so afraid of everything. I could not socialize him because of his leg however, in spite of his ailment he learned to trust me.
I contacted his pending adopter and she told me to do what was best for Boris. She did not want to see him suffer. What saddens me is this little kitten had an adopter who would give him a forever home. He would have had a good life with his adopter.
Here are few photographs of Boris. They were taken in our garage cat shelter..
|Wounded Lucy and her 3 feral kittens at my shed/shelter|
|Boris and Charlie checking out the litter box: New territory for feral kittens|