Velka reports us an emergency. A female cat, not yet neutered, has been living for a week with a plastic shopping bag around her chest and cannot free herself from it. We go check ourself.
A STORY OF A CAT AND A PLASTIC BAG...
The stray life is dangerous and risky. Often street animals suffer from hunger and disease, become victims of animal cruelty or car accidents. And sometimes, as is the case with our little protagonist here, they are victims of a simple piece of trash.
This cat could survive thanks to the intervention of an animal-loving woman. Velka is one of our valuable volunteers and supports the Vets in Action in the field, among other things, in the neutering campaigns that we do in South Bulgaria. In addition, she has been taking care of the stray cats in her neighborhood in the town of Gotze Delchev (BG) for years.
We can locate the cat, catch her and bring to our clinic.
The plastic piece is the rest of a shopping bag and deeply ingrown in the chest.
It even worked its way through the flesh, causing a wound that could soon trigger complications or possibly death for the animal.
The plastic is tough and thick; the cat would not have been able to get rid of it without human help.
We clean and suture the wound before proceeding with the castration.
After receiving two procedures in one treatment, the cat spends the night in the clinic...
....and soon back in her territory - safe and healthy.