We are appealing for help to fund the specialist care needed for an old, battered and broken cat. Busted Billy arrived at Gables after spending many lonely years fending for himself. He was initially thought to be around 9 years old, but due to the horrendous state of his teeth and poor body condition we believe he is closer to 14 years old.
Years of surviving alone on the moors left Busted Billy emaciated and covered in fleas, with a matted and greasy coat. Despite receiving food from well-meaning residents in the area, his health has sadly been neglected. After a veterinary examination he was found to have bad teeth (including fractured canines), conjunctivitis and tatty, filthy ears. He is also suffering from muscle wastage (atrophy) all over his body and head, leaving him weak and lethargic. If that wasn’t enough for this poor old boy, he has been diagnosed with diabetes, meaning he will need daily insulin injections for the rest of his life. It is estimated it will cost £1000 for his ongoing care and treatment. If we are lucky enough to raise more money than is needed it will go towards the other animals in our care.