In late January, a severely injured cat was abandoned in a pet carrier that was left at a rest stop in New Canaan, Connecticut. The tuxedo cat was discovered by police officers and the New Canaan Animal Control was called in to assist.
Because of his injuries, the cat was transported to a veterinarian who determined that the cat had two broken legs and traumatic injuries to his eye. The Pet Animal Welfare Society of Norwalk (PAWS) was contacted for help, and the cat, dubbed Highway, was taken into their care.
On February 2, the animal welfare agency updated Facebook fans about Highway’s injuries, writing:
Great news! Highway has undergone a successful eye removal. He tolerated the surgery well and is now recovering and resting comfortably.
According to the surgeon, Highway’s injured eye was likely the result of prior abuse and it was believed to have caused him tremendous pain. Fortunately, the eye removal surgery has eliminated that pain, and now Highway can heal. PAWS said:
The next step is to consult with surgeons on how to repair his two broken front legs, again caused by suspected abuse. Highway is one of the lucky ones. He is away from his abuser(s) and is now surrounded by love and care from the staff/volunteers at PAWS. We’ll keep you posted on his many steps to his recovery.
Eventually, Highway will be adopted out, but at this point in time, the animal welfare agency is not accepting applications. Anyone interested in helping the agency financially can go to www.pawsct.org and click the DONATE button!