I’ve never seen so much PRIDE in a kitty.. you MUST see this…
If you are reading this you are likely to be an animal rescuer, or least to like animals beyond what the general public finds “normal”.
If you are reading this you are also likely to spot an animal in trouble when others just see nothing.
I’ve name him Samson and I must admit I nearly missed this little man... just by looking at these pictures you will understand why.
I found him in exactly the same place where I found Monkey about already three months ago. He was stumbling on the side, right next to the garbage container. At first from the car, I thought he may been a rat or a mouse, it was dark and he black, but rats don’t stumble and fall, this was a kitty and he was in trouble.
Stopped the car, and I grabbed him, there was not much left in him skin and bones, not much of either. Samson weighs little over 100 grams. A hundred grams of skin, bit of fur, infection, pus, fleas… and whole lot of PRIDE!!!!
What a cat!!! Never seen anything like it… I mean, he’s got everything going against him, he’s totally malnourished, who knows when he ate last. One of his eyes is totally gone. Instead of eye fluid, he had puss and infection, the other eye has severe keratitis and we don’t know if well be able to save it., and he’s black which unfortunately makes him nearly invisible as he barely comes in pictures as more than a black dot against whatever background we choose. But against all odds, this is a cat that won’t be brought down, a true survivor. Samson defines the word attitude.
Samson wants to go on with life. He doesn’t mind about loosing sight, or having to fight for weeks in order to get rid of the virus that has caused his condition, he just lives the moment as only a cat can do.
We are first going to stabilise his condition, improve his anaemia, reduce infection, and then we will operate his eye. Once this source of infection and pain is gone, he will be more comfortable and with our help his body will be able to focus on fixing the rest, on healing, on growing, on BECOMING THE CAT HE WANTS TO BE… minus the eye (and the fleas).
This is Samson, a name that signifies both strength and weakness. This is Samson, and he’ll only make it, if we help him. I leave you with a video of him, hopefully you will see and feel what I see and feel…
Please, if you can, contribute to Samson’s Chipin today… we are is lifeline, and his only chance…
After he is recovered fully Samson will need a final home… If you feel you are HIS family please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Update September 20
This evening I went to the clinic and took Samson out. In the last two days he has experienced a great improvement but he is not ready to be operated yet, so I thought bringing him home, to good food and the warmth of a home would do him some good..
Have a look at this… I believe the improvement is remarkable… One of this eyes is gone beyond repair but we are controlling the infection and it has gone down considerably in size… the other eye is slowly clearing up… .
And here is is.. eating like a tiger, Samson.. what a cat!!!
Update October 31st…
Samson is growing beautiful and strong. A real amazing survivor, one of the most amazing cats I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. He’s absolutely unbelieveble…
He lost one eye… we have been waiting for him to gain full strenght but he’s now ready to be operated. We saved the second eye, he sees better than an eagle… he’s incredible and he is looking for a home. Watch his pictures and compare to his condition when we met him.. amazing right?
Update November 5
Amazing.. I have no other words to describe this kitty. Amazing Samson.
He’s growing, since he came into my home to complete his recovery he hasn’t stopped playing. He is best friends with all my animals, enjoys running around chasing everyone. But his favorite? The scratching post with the pink ball… He’s in love with that ball…