Cold enough to make some damages. Cold and snowy enough to kill a lot of them. Let's just hope that they drifted into death slowly and without pain. That is not so sure for the ones who got stuck under toolsheds at the end of December when the wind blew the snow over their escape route.
We picked up a survivor though. Friday came to the shelter with freeze burnt paws and eartips. (Sorry the photos cannot be uploaded for technical reasons) He was very thin but mostly very angry at the indifference from all these people who saw him roaming for weeks without helping. He was yelling both from pain and anger.
But mostly he was a survivor. He decided upon himself that he would not let the cold get him and that is the reason we took him in. The guy who finally picked it up in the street wanted to have him killed because he was too thin. But I decided that cat did not suffer from the cold winter for the past four months to die at the spca.
Friday was once a household kitten. He reacts to the opening of a can of Friskies. That is mostly what he eats now. He was thin but not dehydrated. That I cannot figure because he does not drink much.
Last week he lost the tip of both ears that were necrosed and still has a problem walking on one paw but no infection, just burns that are being treated.
What I cannot figure now is : is he crying from pain, because he is uncomfortable, because he is pissed off with humans or is it a bad habit. Everytime we talk to him or look at him he yells at us.... He's got caracter this little guy and... beautiful teeth.