Hello, I'm a small animal veterinarian and would love to help answer your questions about Sooty.
Sorry to hear he keeps getting hurt when he goes out. It may not be all his fault. Sometimes other cats in the neighborhood are instigators.
I would suggest keeping him confined if possible
This will ensure he doesn't get injured.
Some people create cat runs in their yard ( caged, safe areas with shelves etc)
thanks he wanders a lot when he is out and then comes back injured, if he is used to going outside can i keep him in
If it's in his best interest…. I would imagine it would be hard, but keeping him inside would prevent the fights and injuries long term
i tried putting a collar with a bell on him, but that has gone i live near a quarry i am assuming it is a cat as he has bite wounds could it be something else, they have just started building in the quarry
It's most likely to be another cat. Anything else would probably injury him more severely.
The most surefire way of keeping him safe would be to keep him indoors or in a safe outdoor area.