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Vet treatment for four injured cats prompts fundraising appeal

03 April 2016
Vet treatment for four injured cats prompts fundraising appeal

A fundraising appeal has been launched after treatment for four severely injured cats left Cats Protection’s Northampton Branch with substantial veterinary bills.

Since the beginning of 2016, the branch has taken in three cats with medical issues that meant they each needed a leg amputated, as well as a fourth cat needing extensive surgery. As a result, the veterinary treatment is now likely to total £2,200, leaving the branch struggling to make ends meet.

Diana Johnson, a volunteer at the branch, said it was unusual to take in so many cats needing complex veterinary treatment in a short space of time.

“Fortunately most of the cats we take in for rehoming are fit and healthy but, from time to time; we do take in injured cats that need some veterinary care. In the space of one month, we took in three cats that all needed a leg to be amputated, an unlucky coincidence that needed a great deal of complex treatment and care.”

Oscar, who sustained a leg injury in a car accident; Mickey, a kitten born with part of his leg missing; and Raja, who had a badly-damaged elbow joint, have now been rehomed since recovering from surgery and are adapting well to their new homes.

Former stray Hamish, pictured above, needed extensive surgery to repair a jaw injury and will soon be available for rehoming when he has recovered.

“Hamish still had a way to go as he needs to fully recover before he is rehomed. But it would be brilliant to know that there is a new, loving owner waiting for him so we would love to hear from anyone who could offer him a home.”

Anyone wishing to donate to the appeal can do so by visiting the Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/3cats9legsDonationsforOps or by sending a cheque made payable to Northampton Cats Protection to PO Box 5522, Northampton, NN4 8ZP.  

Alternatively, to donate £5 to the appeal, text LEGZ55 £5 to 70070.  

For more information about the work of the branch, or to find out more about adopting Hamish or any of the other cats available for rehoming, please visit www.northampton.cats.org.uk/