LAKEWOOD, Ohio– A cat found with one of the “worst frostbite cases” Lakewood Animal Hospital has seen in years, is being cared for by a foster family.
Named Patrick, the cat was rescued by a good Samaritan who found it out in the freezing cold in Lakewood on Friday morning.
Patrick was emaciated and had severe frostbite when he was brought in to the Lakewood Animal Hospital.
He was given an antibiotic injection and transferred to the Lakewood Animal Shelter.
A return visit to the vet on Monday showed his condition was worse than originally thought. They said Patrick is skin and bones; he’s missing most of the fur on the inside of his back legs; and the tips of his ears are dead from the frostbite and will eventually fall off.
Despite the challenges, the animal hospital said Patrick is in good spirits and his foster mom is committed to saving him.
If you’d like to donate toward the animal’s care, CLICK HERE or stop by the Lakewood Animal Hospital.