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When he began to open his eyes as the swelling receded, we saw he had serious problems there. One eye had a painful lesion, which we treated with antibiotics drops til it healed, and the other had a condition called entropian, where the lid rolls inward, causing the eyelashes to continually rub against the delicate eyeball in constant irritation. When he was strong enough, Luckie had to have surgery to correct that condition. Luckie is finally well enough to be put up for adoption. His long recovery has been proof that if people care, miracles still can happen at the 11th hour to otherwise hopeless creatures!
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Winky lives in a low-income trailer park that PURRS volunteers had not worked in before (one of the few!). Winky was missing an eye and had a serious wound on his shoulder, most likely due to an untreated abscess which kept bursting and closing over without ever healing probably. While there was nothing to be done about his missing eye at this point, we were able to give him great relief by cleaning out his shoulder wound thoroughly and inserting a drain to allow it to heal properly. He also got a shot of a long-lasting antibiotic. That treatment, along with being neutered so he wouldn't in the future feel the need to get in fights with other toms over eligible females, makes it very likely he'll have a better quality of life as a community cat in a managed feral colony. But there are many more like him in his neighborhood!
Brevard County, FL
Luckie was fortunate to be found in time; he was near death from a severe case of scabies and starvation. Scabies are mites that usually infest wildlife; they burrow beneath the skin and cause intense itching and swelling -- like having a thousand mosquitoes biting you at once. When he came to us, Luckie was a walking skeleton with his eyes almost swollen closed. He needed treatment for the scabies and lots of TLC, as he had also been abused and was afraid of humans.
Shelby is an eight-year-old boxer mix owned by a woman who lives in a trailer park close to the county jail. Shelby had a large, ugly tumor the size of a hotdog bun impeding her front leg's motion and her owner had no money for the operation. PURRS okayed the $350 for the surgery that day so Shelby could have immediate relief.