Sadly, Finlayson discovered that Shrek's face and body had become infested with maggots, the toxins from which are putting a tremendous strain on his body. Though the cat's rescuers are hoping he'll be able to pull through, it all might be too much for him to bear.
"He has maggots still crawling out of places they have no right to be. His poor life is struggling to hang on, and Brett and his team are doing everything, and anything to help him hold on," Danielle from Gutter Kitties wrote on Facebook, urging the public to be vigilant when it comes to animals in need.
"If someone had taken notice of this boy even a few days earlier, it would have made all the difference. I am not a religious person, yet I am praying for anything that can help him pull through this."
A fundraising page has been set up to help cover the cost of Shrek's care. Click here to learn more.