UPDATE: Diagnostics showed scar tissue that was causing jaw disfunction, limiting his ability to open his jaw to eat. Mr. Meowmers has been receiving Photodynamic Tissue Regeneration (PTR) Therapy, which his foster dad says has helped with his jaw movement, resulting in improved eating. He has even started grooming!
This is Mr. Meowmers, found on a hot sunny afternoon in town. He was lying on the side of the road under a tree watching the cars go by. I decided to stop and pay him a visit. As soon as I pulled into the vacant lot, he got up and came to the door. When I opened the door he sat there looking at me when his head cocked to one side, talking to me as cats do. I could tell at one time he must have once been a really handsome boy, even under the clumps of matted fur and dull coat that had lost its sheen. I picked him up and set him in my lap, noticing how much his bones were protruding, and he started to rub all over me while purring rather
loudly. I just knew I had to take this boy home and see what I could do for him. When I got him home I set about to feeding him since I knew he had to be hungry. This is when I noticed he had a serious problem. He would just shove his face into the food and push it all over the place. He would get some of it in his mouth this way but it was really disheartening to see. I took Mr. Meowmers to my vet for x-rays and found out he has a broken jaw and the surgery by Dr. Dew to fix it would cost $1700-$2500. I also found out that he is otherwise healthy with no high temp and FIV/FeLV negative, which was great news. I wish I could afford this surgery on my own and would have it done without a second thought. Mr. Meowmers is such a great cat with a lot of potential and I really want to get him the help he needs and deserves. Any donations to help Mr. Meowmers would be greatly appreciated. After surgery, I also would like to find him a good forever home in the Russellville, AR area where he can live out a happy life for the rest of his years.