But the cat was too tiny for surgery. Besides, how would he ever be able to eat with a mouth like that?
"I randomly had a tin of cat food in my purse, the kind with the gravy," recalls Melissa, who asked that he full name not be used for this story. "So we said, let's see if he can eat."
The cat shoved his entire head in the bowl, soaking up the rich gravy, broken jaw and all.
So, it was settled. The cat would go home with Melissa, and a ready supply of antibiotics.
"Immediately when he got home, his eyes became so bright and huge," Melissa says. "And he looked just like Smeagol from 'Lord of the Rings."