Owner issues warning after cat’s trap ordeal
Moggy spends night snared in device possibly intended for fox
A cat had a lucky escape after he was caught in a brutal trap but managed to drag himself home.
Whisky, a 15-year-old ginger moggy from Boughton Lees, crawled down his road before getting stuck in his cat flap, with the savage contraption still hooked to his leg.
His owner, who asked not to be named, has now issued a warning to animal owners in a bid to prevent any other pets suffering.
She said: “I found him stuck in the cat flap at 7.30am and he had probably been there all night.
“I was so panicked when I saw him. It was quite hard to get the trap off but I did and then I took him straight to the vets.
“If he hadn’t managed to drag himself home to get help, he would probably have just died.
“He must have got caught up in the trap somewhere near our house because he never goes very far from home.
“The trap is very big and looks like it must be for a fox or some- thing. It’s much too large to be a mouse trap.”
Whisky was found on Saturday morning stuck in the cat flap with the 12-inch trap clamped to his leg.
He was taken to the vets straight away, where he was put on a cocktail of anti-inflammatories and painkillers.
Luckily, his injuries were not life-threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery, but his owner believes people should be aware of the dangers of such traps.
She added: “There are children who play down this road and lots of people have pets, so it’s really dangerous.
“It needs to be addressed. Not only did I get a hefty vets’ bill, but I had to see my poor animal in pain.
“Now I worry every time he goes out that the same thing might happen again.
“I appreciate we live in the countryside but there are a lot of domestic animals around here.”
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Whisky the cat is recovering after being caught in the trap shown right