Crash's Landing has saved about 3,000 cats. They've seen it all. They've seen cats in terrible health and circumstances, but maybe none as bad as Drago's.

Crash's Landing is calling it "a miracle" that Drago is still with us, and coming from them that's saying something.

Please give Drago a second chance.

Crash's Landing is a non-profit, no-kill cat rescue center.  Since opening in Grand Rapids in 2002, Crash's Landing has helped more than 2,500 cats. But there is still work to be done.

Each Friday on 100.5 The River is Purrrfect Friday, where we feature a cat from Crash's Landing that needs a home.

This week, we're spotlighting Drago.

On May 22, 2018, Crash's Landing received a frantic call, from a woman living in a Wyoming mobile home park, about a cat found wailing and wounded in their front yard. The cat was barely moving and was scared.

Drago barely had feeling on either rear limb. He was in incredible pain, and was bruised and swollen due to having been run over by a car. He had multiple pelvic fractures and open lesions that were teeming with maggots. He was hypothermic and dehydrated, his upper canine teeth were fractured, his tail was non-functional due to nerve damage and he was suffering from fatty liver disease, an illness that occurs when a cat is forced into acute starvation mode.

The odds were strongly against Drago, but Crash's Landing went to work.

It took weeks of heavy duty pain meds and antibiotics, wound debridement, multiple surgeries to remove sloughing skin, and various types of creative bandages to cover exposed deep tissue as his skin slowly tried to heal. While this painstakingly slow process was going on, his pelvic bones were mending themselves with enforced rest. Laser therapy, pentosan injections and steroids helped with rehab.

Just when they thought Drago was on the mend, he developed serious complications secondary to the narrowing of his pelvic canal. More quick treatment was needed and given, and eventually he began to heal.

The volunteers at Crash's Landing say Drago is the most forgiving and appreciative cat at the shelter. In spite of everything he suffered through, he trusts humans completely.

Now, all Drago needs is a home. Please come into Crash's Landing to meet him today!

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