Mayhew Rescues Herbie with Severe Abscess Wound
Earlier this month, Mayhew was celebrating International Cat Day and showing the world how beautiful and brave cats can be, especially when they don’t have the best start in life, such as gorgeous Herbie.
Handsome Herbie was roaming the streets alone while suffering from a painful abscess before being rescued by Mayhew. The gorgeous ginger and white cat is slowly coming out of his shell on foster care and is ready for his forever home.
The five-year-old domestic stray was first discovered by a member of the public who saw him wandering the streets close to their home in North West London. They felt sorry for poor Herbie, so fed him and left out fresh water.
When they noticed that he was suffering from a severe abscess on the side of his face, they called Mayhew right away. Our Animal Welfare Officers managed to pick up Herbie, who was very nervous and obviously in a lot of pain.
Animal Welfare Officer, AJ Ford, brought Herbie to be seen by our Head Vet, Dr. Ursula Goetz, in Mayhew’s Community Vet Clinic right away. He was given pain relieving medication before his abscess was cleaned out and treated so that he could settle into our cattery feeling a lot more comfortable and secure.
Herbie hadn’t been microchipped so to ensure he wasn’t lost we put up posters locally to see if his owners would come forward, but no one did.
Herbie has now been neutered, microchipped and cared for back to full health.