An injured cat in Tehran was found with many abscesses and soaked in gasoline. It had also been shot in the face with a pellet. The cat was so unhealthy it was unable to move, according to the Iranian woman who called a Tehran animal services group, Sayeh Animal Guardians. Veterinary care in Tehran is limited, so the cat’s rescuers arranged for the cat to be cared for in San Francisco. They took it in and coincidentally happened to know someone who was flying to San Francisco so they contacted the local animal care services people and asked if they could treat it.
Fortunately, they were able to pick up Maloos at the airport and have been providing vet care for the orange and white tabby. He is recovering now and apparently has been suffering from other problems as well, due to an improper surgical procedure performed some time ago in Iran. One of his hind legs was amputated because of an infection after the botched procedure, and he was born with hip and leg deformities. SFACC will continue to care for Maloos and then evaluate his condition to see when he can be put up for adoption.
San Francisco Animal Care and Control (ACC) says they turn away no animals. They will accept pit bull terriers and rats, even if some other shelters consider them unadoptable. According to their site, they have microchipped over 2,700 dogs and cats.
They made a video of Maloos, which means “very cute” in Farsi.
Image Credit: Brian Adler, Public Domain
Note: The tabby in the picture above is not Maloos.