No one wanted to help this stray cat with a rare medical condition, until an angel saw him

This is Skimble Skypaws.

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Source: Milo’s Sanctuary

He is a 6-year-old stray cat, who until recently was living on the streets of Los Angeles searching for someone to help him find a cure to his rather unique medical condition.

The large lump on Skimble’s nose is the result of a very severe fungal infection called cryptococcis.

Skimble was helplessly wandering the streets looking for help but was constantly turned away by seas of uninterested pedestrians.

That is, until one day, when a kind man noticed him, picked him up, and changed his life.


Source: Milo’s Sanctuary

“He was found wandering the streets going up to people asking for help, everyone ignored him but one kind man couldn’t leave him on the streets in the condition he was in,” said Michelle of Milo’s Sanctuary.

Skimble was taken to the vet and they began treatment immediately.

Once Sskimble was safe and in recovery, his rescuer reached out on social media and came across Milo’s Sanctuary.

“We don’t know how long Skimble wandered the streets like this and we couldn’t turn him away when we were asked to take him.” Milo’s sanctuary said.

The inordinate shape of Skimble’s nose meant that he would have to be fed through a tube. Much to the surprise of the sanctuary staff, Milo didn’t seem to mind at all.

“When it’s tube feeding time he climbs happily into his caretaker’s’ lap and purrs and makes biscuits the entire time,” said Michelle.

Skimble’s infection has eased significantly throughout the course of the treatment. He has shown tremendous bravery, and his spirit continues to surprise caretakers every day. Unfortunately, however, his condition will be lifelong, and he will need care for the remainder of his life.

“Even if he tests negative it can come back as it’s never truly out of his system,” said Michelle. “We hope that he recovers and spends a long and healthy life with us in our Lifetime Care Program.”


Source: Milo’s Sanctuary

Everyone at the sanctuary is rooting for Skimble’s recovery. His sweet and affectionate nature has captured their hearts and they are determined to provide him with a good life. “He’s worth every penny,” said Michelle.

Skimble is working hard to fight this infection. If you would like to help with Skimble’s medical expenses you can sponsor him here and help the people at Milo’s sanctuary do what they do best!

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