Wilhelm the cat’s tale started three months back, when the Friend volunteer group in Dnipro got a distressing message. A group of kind-hearted people spotted a cat on the street who was acting abnormally. They believed that the animal was under the influence of some drug or alcohol. The volunteers acted fast and quickly took the poor feline to a nearby veterinary clinic. The cat was so weak that he could barely stand up. Moreover, it was evident that Wilhelm had vision issues, which indicated a possible viral infection.
While being examined, it was discovered that the feline had endured a serious head injury that caused a closed skull fracture. Normally, cats with such injuries are put down to spare them from agony, however the veterinarians and volunteers resolved to attempt to rescue the distressed animal. The initial action taken was to extract the part of the skull that was weighing down on the brain. Following this, a second surgery was scheduled in order to protect the brain with a customized titanium plate.
The volunteers initiated a fundraising campaign to gather funds for Wilhelm’s treatment. However, their efforts were not sufficient to meet the required amount. Meanwhile, the cat’s condition was deteriorating, and the decision was made to conduct the initial surgery without further delay. The surgery proved to be effective, and a part of the skull was removed. However, the removal of the skull meant that Wilhelm’s brain was now only protected by the skin, making him vulnerable to fatal injuries from even the slightest blow.
After undergoing surgery, the cat had to spend several months in a confined space for safety reasons due to coordination issues. However, a new sick animal required the use of Wilhelm’s cage, prompting volunteers to release him despite the risk.
Slowly but surely, the cat started to regain his zest for life. Every milestone was a tough challenge, but he persevered nonetheless. The team of volunteers kept a close eye on the furry friend, watching over him day and night. Finally, all their hard work paid off, thanks to Wilhelm’s determination and the tireless efforts of animal advocates.
The once-injured cat learned how to use the litter box and even started to eat by himself. Although he still struggles with his balance, he continues to show progress every day. As a result, the team is now searching for a compassionate owner who can provide Wilhelm with the special care he needs.
Despite the odds, this feline managed to pull through and is slowly making a comeback to regular life. Our wish is for someone to step forward and provide Wilhelm with the care he rightfully deserves!