Cat found abandoned in box with nasty neck wound

A cat found in a cardboard box inside a bag with a nasty wound on his neck is now looking for a new forever home.

The one-year old white and tabby feline, was discovered by members of the public near Harslesden in North West London and taken to London-based animal welfare charity, Mayhew.

The Mayhew team are unsure how long the terrified tabby, named Lovren had been inside the box, which was left at the side of a road in 20 degree weather.

After the members of the public handed Lovren over to Mayhew, he was quickly see by their vet team and given a thorough health check.

Mayhew Vet, Dr Emma Robinson, said: “When the lovely Lovren first arrived he had a large inflamed wound on the back of his neck. The fur around the area was saliva from where he had licked at himself, indicating that it was causing him a lot of discomfort and had likely been there for a few weeks. We suspect that the problem had arisen from an allergic reaction, possible in part from a flea infestation.

“We treated Lovren for fleas, put him on antibiotics and pain relief and cleaned his wound twice a day. Lovren has gone from being a worried little cat that was always hiding to being a lot more confident and outwardly friendly.”

As soon as Lovren was vaccinated and neutered, he was ready for adoption and is now looking to find a home to spend the rest of his years in.

If you are interested in adopting Lovren or any other cats in Mayhew’s care, you can visit www.themayhew.org or call 020 8962 8000.