A “sweet-natured” 5-year-old black and white cat newly named Marv is recovering at MSPCA-Angell after apparently being struck by a car and losing an eye. And once Marv is fully healed, he’ll need a new home.
A good Samaritan took Marv to MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center on Oct. 4 after finding him wandering around Dorchester with an eyeball hanging from its socket, according to a release.
Veterinarians at Angell believe he was struck by a car because of his eye injury and head trauma.
Marv the “miracle cat” was on cage rest for several days before he was stable enough for the eye-removal operation, the release said. The surgery and Marv’s aftercare were paid for by Spike’s Fund, a donation-based fund that supports animals who need medical care before they can be put up for adoption.
“The surgery went well and we’re confident that even though he’ll live the rest of his life with only one eye, he’ll adjust just fine,” Cynthia Cox of MSPCA’s Boston adoption center said in a statement. “The most important thing to us is that he’s now safe and will soon be in a loving home.”
Adoption center manager Anna Rafferty-Arnold said Marv’s head trauma appears to have healed since he doesn’t seem dizzy or unsteady anymore.
“He’s recovered quite well and his personality has started to emerge now that he’s feeling better,” she said in a statement. “He’s been quite friendly with everyone and we’re going to start assessing shortly how he gets along with other cats and dogs, as that will give us a better feel for the kind of home in which he’ll do best.”
If you’re interested in adopting Marv, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit him in person at MSPCA-Angell in Jamaica Plain.