Slick, a beloved feline, is currently recovering from a horrible incident that almost took his life. He was discovered covered in motor oil and left to die, prompting animal control officers to pick him up and take him to the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter. The compassionate vets at the shelter acted quickly to save the seven-year-old orange tabby, sedating him before shaving and bathing him. In a recent Facebook post, the shelter shared the heartbreaking news of Slick’s cruel abuse and their efforts to nurse him back to health.
According to a Facebook post made by the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter, poor Slick was covered in motor oil before being taken under their care.
Veterinarians hurried to administer sedatives to the orange tabby who is seven years old and shave his fur to get rid of the oil.
The feline known as Slick earned his name due to his remarkable ability to survive a horrific oily incident. He was taken to the Northgate Veterinary Clinic for urgent medical attention by shelter workers who were concerned about his well-being. The cat had ingested a significant amount of motor oil while desperately trying to clean himself by licking his fur. To prevent potential kidney damage, he was given fluids through an IV. Fortunately, donations poured in to cover his medical expenses. Slick is expected to fully recover and will be up for adoption soon. The authorities are actively investigating the cruel treatment inflicted upon him.
After being sedated, Slick was still feeling drowsy but is expected to make a full recovery soon and will be available for adoption. Idaho Falls Animal Services Manager, Irene Brown, informed EastIdahoNews.com that they have some leads on who might have committed this cruel act. However, they require witnesses to come forward to charge the offender. Brown emphasized that instead of mistreating an unwanted animal, people should call animal control to handle the situation humanely. She stated that there is no justification for such brutal behavior towards animals, and regardless of the circumstances, they are always ready to assist and could have easily picked up the animal. It’s unfortunate that someone chose to vent their frustration on Slick.