A ginger tabby cat who came into RSPCA care with a large abscess and had to wear a ‘lampshade’ collar for THREE MONTHS is now looking for his forever home.
Wispa was brought into RSPCA care in June this year as an injured stray. A chronic ear infection which had been left untreated meant that he had developed a large abscess, about the size of ping pong ball, on the side of his face.
He also has very limited hearing – but he doesn’t let this hold him back!
Wispa was taken to RSPCA Harmsworth Animal Hospital in London where the burst abscess was stitched but due to its large size it took a long time to heal.
He was moved to RSPCA Southall Cattery in August but his journey to recovery was stalled when part of his wound refused to heal and he had to go back to the hospital to have it stitched once again.
Now, after five months since he came into the charity’s care, Wispa is finally ready to be rehomed.
Animal Care Assistant Eileen McNally at RSPCA Southall Cattery said: “Sadly, Wispa has had a tough time over the last few months recovering from his burst abscess which meant he had to wear his plastic cone for three months to stop him rubbing or scratching at his stitches. Despite this, he has been so patient and become a wonderful cat who loves fuss and attention. While Wispa has been with us we discovered he is also deaf, or at least has very limited hearing, which could be a result of his ear problems from when he was a stray.
“He will therefore need to live somewhere without busy roads as he would still love to go outside and potter around the garden. He gets on well with other cats and is very friendly with people.”
Five-year-old Wispa has now seen the light at the end of the lampshade and has been transformed into a handsome and friendly cat who is looking for a loving, forever home.
If you can give Wispa a home, please visit www.rspca.org.uk/findapet