On our way home from a fireworks festival this evening (around ten at night), we found a very ill kitten. He's just skin and bones and since he didn't have a collar we figured we'd take him home and give him some water.
When we got him inside, we saw that he was in extremely poor shape. His eyes are so badly swollen that I don't think he can open them and he has a huge gash above one eye. Obviously, we want to take him to the vet, but we don't know where to start looking! First of all, you need to know I'm in Japan. This makes finding any information difficult. I don't know of any 24hr hospitals and Google isn't helping at all. Additionally, we never planned on getting a cat at while over here (I've helped take care of four cats in the past though) and we just don't have the equipment and at this time of night, no means to get anything.
So PLEASE give us some advice. We need to know...
-Clean the eye or not? How?
-He looks really hungry, but he won't eat. Why? What can we do?
-Speaking of food, is it okay to feed him non-kitten food in the absence of anything else?
-What about airconditioning in this heat? Leave it on as long as he's in our apartment?
-Once we've taken him to the vet tomorrow, is it okay to leave him on his own in the apartment? Will he be safe?
-ANYTHING else you can think of?
I'm sorry to do this, but I really can't think of anything else to do at this time of night. I know of no helplines and hey wouldn't really be any use since my telephone Japanese is dreadful.
Thank you for any help you can give.