Cat’s close shave at re­cy­cling cen­tre

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

A kit­ten who was res­cued from a skip at a re­cy­cling cen­tre in Le­ices­ter aged just six weeks old is look­ing for a new home af­ter re­cov­er­ing from a se­ri­ous leg in­jury.

Staff at Waste­cy­cle, in En­derby Road In­dus­trial Es­tate, Whetstone, con­tacted the RSPCA af­ter find­ing the kit­ten among rub­bish.

The kit­ten had an in­jured and bleed­ing leg when she was found, and it was ini­tially feared that she would need her leg am­pu­tat­ing.

But RSPCA staff didn’t give up on treat­ing her, and thank­fully her leg has now fully healed.

RSPCA an­i­mal col­lec­tion of­fi­cer Sharon Knight picked up the kit­ten - who has been named Ash­ley - from the re­cy­cling cen­tre.

She said: “Ash­ley was so lucky to have been found.

“She was so small and was in a large skip full of rub­bish, so she could eas­ily have been missed. If that had been the case sadly she would prob­a­bly not have sur­vived much longer.

“We don’t know how she got there - her mum could have been a stray and left her be­hind, and her leg in­jury could have been as a re­sult of be­ing among heavy rub­bish.

“A vet ini­tially be­lieved that her in­jured leg would need am­pu­tat­ing but thank­fully it has mended and will no longer need to be op­er­ated on.

“She is such a lovely cat who has had a dif­fi­cult start to her life. We re­ally would love to see her go into a lov­ing new home.”

Ash­ley is cur­rently at the RSPCA’s Block Fen An­i­mal Cen­tre, in March, Cam­bridgeshire.

Any­one who would like to regis­ter their in­ter­est in adopt­ing her should con­tact the cen­tre on 0300 123 0726.

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