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I am sorry to hear this cat is having neurological symptoms. I would be more concerned with a congenital abnormality for these symptoms. In a young cat like this it would be rare for them to have a stroke or have an aneurysm. Does the kitten have a heart conditions?
Oh no that is quite a dramatic change. He may also have a infectious disease called Feline infectious peritonitis. This can manifest just like the symptoms you are describing.
Unfortunately given the severity of the disease and the fast progression whatever this condition is most likely carries a poor to grave a prognosis.
Has their vet discussed this with them?
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Ok in this case call animal control in your city and report this. They will open an investigation and hopefully remove the cat if there is enough evidence.
http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/abuse_neglect/tips/cruelty_action.html Here is a website on that as well
Unfortunately FIP can manifest in many different ways including what you are describing. I am a feline focused veterinarian so I see a lot of those cases. We call in the great pretender in veterinary medicine.
Yes a blow to the head can absolutely cause those symptoms. The cat in the picture also looks anorexic and emaciated.
Unfortunately being online I am very limited how much I can help without performing a physical exam on him. I truly wish I could do more to help, but I am limited to theorizing and giving advice.
What about calling their vet and letting them know your concerns? They will not be able to discuss the case with you, but if they agree with you and do think there is evidence of foul play they can lodge a complaint and get the ball rolling to rescue the cat.
I so sorry I cannot be more help.