‘Lupin’ has entropion, a genetic condition in which a portion of the eyelid is inverted or folded inward against the eyeball. This results in irritation and scratches to the cornea, the front surface of the eye, that can lead to corneal ulceration, or corneal perforation.
‘‘Lupin’ had an inverted lower eyelid, and urgently needed surgery to correct this. He had the same problem with his other eye and surgery was successfully carried out last year.
Sadly, due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic at her workplace, his owner was made redundant recently. As a result, her financial situation has changed dramatically and she just doesn’t have enough money for the treatment.
We ran a fundraiser on Facebook and the amount raised was enough for the operation and the follow-up aftercare. ‘Lupin’ has now successfully had his operation and is recovering at home, though much to his exasperation, he is now in lockdown too…
Thanks to the fantastic support of cat lovers on the Isle of Wight, Feline Welfare have been able to ensure that ‘Lupin’ received his surgery.
To all our Facebook supporters, Thank You So Much!