The story of Matt, the rescued Persian who was dumped in Northwest London, is very sad but I have to confess to being slightly amused by the photo of him zonked out after being sheared with his pile of fur next to him. I think the photo was meant to make us smile.
Matt was rescued by the RSPCA and patched up by the Well Animal Clinic (West Hampstead, North West London). Matt (a well chosen name in light of his coat) was in a terrible state – utterly neglected and abandoned and he looks totally p*ssed off and why not.
His fur was so matted he couldn’t pass feces. Poor soul.
Besides being so matted the list of his health problems included:
- infected mouth, rotten teeth and broken jaw (due to the state of his mouth) – unable to eat
- badly infected ears
He was beautifully cared for and treated (a steel wire had to be used in his jaw to repair it). He was syringe feed for several days after the long operation and received pain relief.
He is now lively, talkative and friendly. Cats recover so well.
The vet who operated on him, Christian Le Van, has adopted him. Beautiful end to the story. The vet lives above the clinic so I wonder if Matt will become a veterinary clinic cat over the future years? He is a good advert for the resilience of the domestic cat and the great TLC provided by the Well Animal Clinic.
Here he an expression to rival Grumpy Cat:
Matt is a traditional Persian cat. He looks very cute, grumpy looking or not.