With a swollen cancerous mass eating away at his eyelid, MacGyver was brought into The Mayhew in February after being found hiding in a shop. He is around 10 years old. Although the eye itself was fine, it couldn’t be saved as the tumour had eaten away around the delicate area.
Our dedicated and talented vet team carried out delicate, complex surgery to remove his entire eye.
Chief Vet, Ursula Goetz, said: “The cancer was pushing against his eye itself so he was in a lot of discomfort. It was a severe case and I have not seen one like this in the last five years here at The Mayhew. Straight away we eased his suffering and hopefully the cancer won’t have spread. His real character is now coming out now as he’s not in pain, he is lovely and looks like he’s winking. We’ve given MacGyver the very best start for a new life and his new forever home.”
The operation, which would have cost several hundred pounds if done privately, was a great success and MacGyver is now on the road to recovery.
Ursula added: “ We invest a lot of time and effort in pets like MacGyver to improve his quality of life. He is a very special cat and can manage just fine with one eye. Pets overcome these physical impairments much better than we humans do. They have to cope with whatever life throws at them and MacGyver is a fine example of the work we do at The Mayhew to rescue and treat these exceptional animals.”