Juicebox the “Button Cat” recovers with plastic buttons sewn into his face following dog attack

Post Surgery Juiceboxs Next Step Will Be An All New And Safer Home Credit Mspca Angell

BOSTON, Mass. (WLNE) – A seven-month-old cat named “Juicebox” is recovering after being attacked by a dog in late January. Part of the healing process required plastic buttons to be sewn into his face, to hold his sutures in place.

After the attack, MSPCA veterinarians treated the cat for serious pain and head trauma. Juicebox also sustained serious facial injuries: multiple jaw fractures, lacerations and damage to the palate in the roof of his mouth.

After going through surgery to repair the fractures, he now has four plastic buttons on his face- two on his cheeks and two below his chin.

These buttons were placed to hold his sutures, and to stabilize his jaw for proper healing.

The MSPCA-Angell rescue said Juicebox is expected to “wear” his buttons for four to six weeks, before they can be completely removed.

Juicebox’s former owners surrendered him to the shelter, so he can be placed in a home without dogs.

Staffers at the MSPCA-Angell center said that what makes Juicebox so special is not only how he looks, but his playful personality as well.

“He has obviously been through and survived a serious trauma, but he has adapted quickly to the sutures that limit the use of his jaw and, through it all, he’s remained an outgoing, playful and really friendly cat,” said Victoria Odynsky, manager at the MSPCA’s Boston adoption center.  “We are relieved that we are able to provide urgent medical care for him, and we’re glad to see him recovering so well.”

The MSPCA said Juicebox has been placed in a foster home with a rescue center volunteer, who can manage his medical needs and provide him with the proper TLC while he recovers.

Juicebox is set to return to the MSPCA on Friday, February 12, for x-rays and an assessment of his progress.

The MSPCA said Juicebox’s medical costs will exceed $2,000.  If you are interested in donating to Juicebox, click here.

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