Poor Gordon was involved in a road traffic accident and, as he was a stray, it was a little while before a member of the public became aware of his plight and kindly took him to the vets to see if they could help. He was taken to St. Leonard's Vets and their first thought was that his jaw was so badly injured that there wouldn’t be anything they could do for him, making it very unlikely that it would heal properly.
After discussions with Cats Protection, it was decided that he would be given painkillers and antibiotics and kept warm and comfortable to see how he progressed over the weekend. Gordon had made quite an improvement in those two days and the vets were able to see the area which was damaged, so it was decided to go ahead with the operation to repair his jaw. Part of the operation involved a procedure called osteostixis, which this particular vet had not done before, so Gordon was a bit of a first.
He spent a couple of weeks recovering and became a real favourite with the staff for the way he had fought through his difficulties and his winning personality. He was then well enough to go to his fosterers for a bit more 'tlc'.
His fosterers were amazed by how well he looked considering all he’d been through. He was a fantastic cat to look after, always ready to pop out of whichever bed he was resting in to come out for a chat. He loved to lie alongside the fosterers with his head on their knee discussing the issues of the day.
After three or four weeks, a couple of vet check ups and his vaccinations he was all ready to go and was sent up to the Adoption Centre at Long Lane from where has now been rehomed.
Each of these operations was costly, and any Cats Protection members who would like to make a donation towards the cost of these and any possible further operations are welcome to contact our Catline on 01332 206956.