When a Good Samaritan brought Stacy, a stray cat found near a construction site in Queens, to the ASPCA Animal Hospital, she was in dire need of medical attention.
Her condition was alarming: Stacy had a six-inch wire protruding from her left eye. She was very timid, but allowed ASPCA veterinarians to approach her.
“We could see that the wire was not actually penetrating the eyeball, but was lodged in the space next to her eye in the socket,” says ASPCA veterinarian Dr. Anna Whitehead. “The eye was functional so we decided to attempt to remove the wire.”
After sedating Stacy and taking X-rays, Dr. Whitehead determined there was a hook on the end of the wire that anchored it to Stacy’s eye socket. Luckily, our veterinarians were able to dislodge the wire, and Stacy’s vision remained intact.
Over the past two months, Stacy has recovered under our care. ASPCA behaviorists and volunteers have worked extensively with this resilient kitty to help her feel more relaxed and comfortable. We’re relieved that Stacy arrived at the ASPCA just in time, and that she received the medical treatment she so desperately needed.
Stay tuned to our Blog for part two of this cat’s happy ending.
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