Miss­ing cat re­turns af­ter five days

Uxbridge Gazette - - NEWS -

A 17-MONTH-OLD cat that was miss­ing for five days af­ter be­ing hit by a car fi­nally made it to his home in Ruis­lip on Christ­mas Day.

Benny went miss­ing from Whitby Road on De­cem­ber 20 and his owner Tracey Rob­son set out to find her beloved fe­line.

The tough young cat fi­nally ar­rived home on De­cem­ber 25, suf­fer­ing from in­juries, in­clud­ing bro­ken bones, af­ter he was hit by a car.

Mrs Rob­son, 45, now faces thou­sands of pounds in vet bills af­ter Benny re­quired emer­gency surgery for his wounds and is ask­ing for the pub­lic’s help to raise the money.

She said: “It’s a mir­a­cle he man­aged to get home. The vet thinks the day he went miss­ing was the day he got hit by the car.

“I posted on Face­book ‘all I want for Christ­mas is for Benny to come home.’”

Benny made it home with five bro­ken bones and he suf­fered a shat­tered pelvis.

Mrs Rob­son took him to her vet who said it would cost around £6,000 for his surgery, and the visit it­self cost more than £800.

She has launched a Just Giv­ing page in the hope of rais­ing £4,000 to help cover the cost of the surgery.

So far the com­mu­nity has raised £465 towards the bills.

Mrs Rob­son said: “[The re­sponse] has over­whelm­ing.

“I’ve not got that sort of money.

“I just need peo­ple to keep do­nat­ing.

“I know this has come at an ex­pen­sive time for ev­ery­body, but please, ev­ery penny helps.”

Mrs Rob­son said she had to can­cel Benny’s in­sur­ance be­cause of the costs and that she is un­able to work be­cause of nu­mer­ous health prob­lems.

Benny un­der­went his surgery in east Lon­don on Wed­nes­day De­cem­ber 28 and Mrs Rob­son said he is re­cov­er­ing well.

His leg is cur­rently in a cast, but he may need an­other op­er­a­tion to fix it in place with ex­ter­nal pins. been

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