This is Iron, a silver beauty whose condition is devastating. He suffers from everything a cat can possibly suffer from: FIV, fungus, two broken legs, and a mutilated tail. Pus keeps coming out of his eye and his ears. Despite the odds, this feline warrior has managed to survive a month now since his rescue from the streets of Greece.
Iron was rescued in by SCARS (Second Chance Animal Rescue Society, Greece) after someone posted a video of him on the streets. A SCARS volunteer rescued him the next day and he was immediately taken to the vet. X-rays showed a mutilated tail and a shattered leg that needs to be amputated. A medical exam showed Iron has a left eye full of pus, he was covered in fleas and near starvation. In addition to all of this, Iron also tested FIV+.
**Video is graphic, but the care Iron’s been given and his friendship with Powder will make you cry**
Within just a few days, Iron turned into an affectionate, loving cat, who waits impatiently for his human servants at SCARS-Greece for his food. He’s a heavy eater and is gaining strength daily. Iron also wants to be petted all the time.
Not only has Iron began his journey to good health, he now has a close friendship with a cat named Powder (whom the volunteers say he looks up to as an older brother), whose crate was beside his in the same room. The two began purring and meowing at each other as they rubbed their bodies closer within their crates in an attempt to be together.
Powder suffers from skin cancer on his ears and is FIV positive. Unfortunately, the FIV has affected Powder’s kidneys, he has lost his appetite and is not gaining weight. He was on an IV for a few days and the rescue is working very hard to put weight on him. At that time his ears will be removed in an attempt to stop the skin cancer from spreading. Neither has been healthy enough to be neutered.
Iron and Powder are both in foster care with a SCARS volunteer, where they share a room, eat and nap together.
If you wish to make a small donation for Iron and Powder, you can use the charity’s bank account or PayPal: Eurobank / Swift: ERBKGRAA / IBAN: GR5302601420000900200479872 PayPal:firstname.lastname@example.org. For updates on the two friends, you can follow the charity’s Facebook page.