Joe was a homeless cat struggling to outlive on the streets of Mitchell’s Plain till a form Samaritan found him of their backyard in December 2023. What unfolded subsequent revealed the cruel realities Joe had confronted as a stray. He had suffered horrific accidents to his hind leg and in appreciable ache.
Unwilling to show a blind eye to Joe’s struggling, Cape Guardian Animal Rescue was contacted to help and Joe was swiftly delivered to the TEARS Veterinary Hospital for pressing medical intervention. The veterinary examination revealed a tragic state of affairs – it was evident that Joe had been struck by a automotive, his hind leg now a mangled mess of crushed bone and open wounds, barely hanging on to his physique.
Regardless of the excruciating ache he endured, Joe displayed exceptional bravery and gratitude. Confronted with the severity of his harm, the TEARS’ veterinary workforce made the tough resolution to carry out an emergency amputation, in the end saving Joe’s life.