A cat with the cutest face is so fortunate to be on the mend after being found abandoned on the street.
A friendly couple from Northern California came across a cat that had been abandoned in a neighborhood. When they started feeding him, they noticed that his nose was swelling.
The cat’s condition quickly deteriorated. He lost his appetite and needed urgent medical attention. They took him to the vet and found that he had cryptococci, a fungal infection caused by inhaling the fungus outdoors.
The couple knew they could not provide the special care he needed and asked for help. Milo’s Sanctuary was then contacted and went into action to bring the little guy (called Khy Shadowstryder) into her care in Los Angeles.
“When he got to Milo he was very ill, emaciated and felt so bad physically and mentally. It was hard to tell his real personality. The entire left side of his face was so ulcerated and infected that he just sat curled up. ” Michele Hoffman, president and founder of Milos Sanctuary, told Love Meow.
They immediately started treating him for cryptococci and the left side of his face. Despite being so frail, Khy stayed there with all his might and showed so much gratitude whenever he was looked after.
“His will to live was amazing. He had that spark in his eyes that told me he wanted a change and he wanted to live. So I told him that I would be by his side and fight him directly.”
With meticulous care and a lot of love, Khy perked up and began to heal and gain strength. Once he was ready for the operation, his wound was properly cleaned and treated.
“He felt better after a visit to the vet, medication, lots of love, and TLC. We kept telling him how good he looks and that he is loved and safe,” shared Michele Love Meow.
As Khy continued to improve each day, his personality emerged. He became more active and inquisitive, and insisted on giving everyone he met some cuddly toys.
As it turns out, Khy is quite a love flaw. “He loves to cuddle with other cats, people, or even a pillow. He loves his food and treats and is slowly learning how to play with toys.”
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While he is much better off, Khy needs lifelong care, treatment, and support to ensure the best quality of life.
“He’s still not cured and still has some way to go. We don’t know if his nose will ever be the size of a cat again, but that’s okay because we love him for who he is.”
Khy has joined the Lifetime Care program at Milo’s Sanctuary and made friends with many other long-time feline residents. He showered everyone with his typical kisses.
If a cat is right in front of him, he will walk up to them to give them a few facial massages. He comes running when his caretaker calls him. The cute boy is in love and never wants to go without pets and cuddles.
“He’s super cute and gentle, loves tummy tucks and kisses. He’s still a little shy and reserved, but we have no doubt he’ll be begging for treats and attacking catnip toys very soon,” Michele told Love Meow.
Despite everything he’s been through, Khy continues to love and has so much to give. “We couldn’t explain how amazing, cute, and gentle he is.”
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