OK, so after Dobby and Madness I promised myself I'm not going to get involved in rescuing any more cats. Yea well.. Denial ain't just a river in Egypt!
Soooo... About 3 weeks ago I started seeing a cat around our apartment block hopping on 3 legs. It seemed he could not put any weight on his one front leg. He seemed pretty wild and I wasn't sure whether he was a stray or really feral. I felt sorry for him, but I absolutely cannot take in another cat! I just kept repeating: "You can't save every cat. You can't save every cat."
But, of course I also could not stand that he/she was in pain, an not try to help. So I got a trap from the lady that helped me before, and actually got him trapped on the first attempt. His left leg is swollen, but I cannot make out whether it is broken.
So this morning I took him to the vet. And it was good news. His leg is not broken. He does have a severe abscess. They treated the abscess and also neutered him.
So this evening I will set him free again. I wish I could find him a home, but he seem to be quite wild and I just don't have a place to keep a semi-feral cat for any length of time. He and Bubbles have gotten into several bad fights, so there is no chance that I can keep him in my apartment. Not to mention that my landlord will probably kick me out!
He is a beautiful cat. Well, at least he has been treated, neutered and got his shots. I feel I've done what I could with my resources.