I was in town today when I heard a crying sound. I could not tell if it was a baby or a dog or cat. I followed the sound to dumpster and found a cat about 4 years old, in horrible condition, I am pretty sure she was attacked by a dog.
Her left hind leg was degloved (the skin peeled off) and she had a massive chunk (about four inches) of flesh ripped mostly off the back of her thigh and hanging there. The smell was godawful, I took her to the vet and she says its a 25% chance of survival if they can stabilize her enough to amputate the leg within the next 24 hours.
My heart is breaking for this cat. It is so obvious that she had a home and they dumped her instead of taking her to the vet, because she was inside a trash bag and had a collar. I ended up missing my shift at work, but my boss completely understood and even offered to pay for half the vet bills (I love my boss he is awesome).
I just ask that you keep little Mouser as I have decided to call her in your minds and hearts. When I picked her up she purred and rubbed her head on my chin, and even when the vet was handling her leg, she never cried out or tried to bite. She is a beautiful ginger and white cat with an angel shaped white mark on her side (admittedly it takes some imagination to get an angel from that shape)