Meet “Huckleberry Finn” or “Huck”. This mischievous scared kitty had been seen around our rescue for a couple weeks now. On Tuesday last week, we left the door of one of the shelters open to let the warm sunshine in. The door was shut when it began to become very windy and a couple hours later when a volunteer came in, there was a small kitty hiding in the shelving!
It took several minutes and hands to catch him as he was very scared around humans. We quickly noticed his eye was misshapen, a little swollen and draining. He was ravenous like it had been a while since he had last eaten. We are so glad we happened upon him when we did because over the next couple of days his eye became more and more swollen.
We have been working with him gently and he gradually started to enjoy us petting him through the cage. Luckily he’s only between 6-9 months old so he is still young enough to learn we are actually his friends. Today he actually allowed several people to love on him outside of the cage for a while without being scared and seem to very much enjoy it!
He is underweight so we will be working to help him gain several pounds and the poor little guy has a very distended belly-so as usual with strays he is most likely full of worms.
The vet said has a condition called iris bombe-in which he said his eye probably had some type of damage to it in the past causing it to develop this way. Somehow he must of hurt his eye again recently so he is on a medication regimen. He can still see out of it luckily but we are working on a treatment to help him feel more comfortable and treat his eye condition. He is turning into such a sweet boy who just needed time and hands who care!