A little worse for wear but injured cats still need your love and care
EVERY year around London thousands of pets, particularly cats become the victims of road accidents. Sadly all too often this results in the death of a beloved pet or at the very least a serious injury. The rare, lucky few will get away with a few scrapes and scuffs and hopefully a memory that will keep them away from roads.
Those that are seriously injured will usually recover but this will only be after extensive and sometimes very expensive veterinary care.
Allan Harper, branch manager at the RSPCA Middlesex North West Branch said: “The most typical injury that we see in cats after a road traffic crash (RTC) tends to be broken limbs. This can sometimes successfully be surgically ‘set’ but often an amputation of the affected limb is the option advised by the veterinary surgeon.”
Allan went on to say “One of the best things you can do to prevent your pet becoming a victim of an RTC is to keep them inside at night.”
At present we have two amputees looking for that new home for life.
Rad, aged one, arrived in May. This cute little chap came to us in a terrible state after an RTC. He had a badly broken leg and other minor wounds from the collision. Unfortunately his leg was so badly broken it had to be amputated. He was instantly more comfortable and nowadays is a much happier cat, easily getting to grips with skipping about on just three legs.
Rad is a lovely cat who is very friendly and looking for loving home. We think he would be fine living with other cats and he must have a garden to potter about in once settled.
Friday came into our care last December when she was found abandoned by her previous owners when they moved and left her behind. When she arrived it was very clear she had a couple of medical problems. After investigation we found that Friday had an old injury to one of her legs which had been broken, most probably in an RTC, and the limb healed at a very funny angle making her lame.
Despite this been a long time ago she was really struggling with it so we decided the best thing would be to amputate it.
Now having had time to recover from the operation Friday is a much happier cat, she has adjusted with ease to just three legs and gets around just fine. She is a very quiet but sweet little cat who would best be suited to a home without children and would love a place with a garden she can potter about in.
If you think you could offer Rad or Friday a home then please call us on (020) 8966 9688 or email us at: info@ rspcamiddlesex.org.uk. To view all the pets we have looking for new homes visit our website at: www.rspca-middlesex. org.uk
n INJURED: Rad was taken to the RSPCA after a road accident. Friday, above right, was brought in by her previous owners and suffered a broken leg