Animals will often amaze you in ways that you would never expect. If you have a dog or cat in your family, you probably see it happen all of the time. There are times, however, when they might surprise you in a most amazing way. That was the case with this cat that a woman found along the highway in Belize in 2015.
The cat was in really bad shape. He had an infection on his face and was covered in pus and dried up blood. His mouth would hang out because he wasn’t able to close his mouth. To make matters worse, a bone was broken and was sticking through his gums. Read on to learn more about this cat that had too many problems.
The vet wanted to have the cat put down but he found a big spot in the heart of the woman who found him. Even though he was in such bad shape, he purred the entire time he was in the car.
When the cat was given some cat food, he started eating, even though he had a broken jaw.
Melissa, he rescuer, took him home and gave him some proper antibiotics.
When he got home his eyes opened wide. She thought he looked like Smeagol from ‘Lord of the Rings’ so that is what she named him.
Smeagol’s jaw was healing and he was making great progress. When she took him to a special clinic, they said he didn’t need surgery because he was making a wonderful recovery.
He did end up with a snaggletooth once his jaw healed. His huge eyes are still a wonderful thing to see.
He has not healed fully but he kept some of his habits. He loves digging into his food.
He also has some animal siblings, 5 dogs, and 5 cats. They get along great.
It has been 2 years since Smeagol was saved. He was so fortunate to find a loving, forever home and someone who would care for him, despite his problems.
H/T: Animal Rescue Site
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