Pud­ding makes steps to re­cov­ery af­ter be­ing hurt in road ac­ci­dent

Gloucestershire Echo - - NEWS -


AN adorable two-month-old kit­ten is be­ing cared for af­ter he was se­ri­ously in­jured in a road traf­fic col­li­sion.

The lit­tle pet, which staff have nick­named Pud­ding, was brought in to Ar­vo­nia Vets in Chel­tenham with a badly frac­tured leg and jaw.

Vet Richard Hil­lam per­formed ma­jor surgery to pin the kit­ten’s tiny left leg to­gether, which took skill and pre­ci­sion in his prac­tice at The Red­dings.

Af­ter re­cu­per­at­ing for a short while, Ar­vo­nia’s in-house os­teopath Tony Nevin do­nated his ser­vices to pro­vide for their pa­tient, found on Innsworth Lane in Church­down.

Had it not been for the kind-hearted ac­tions of a passer-by, he may have died alone from his in­juries.

“We be­lieve Pud­ding was in­jured in a road traf­fic ac­ci­dent,” said spokes­woman for the vets’ prac­tice Clare Mar­shall­say.

“He was brought in with a ma­jor frac­ture to his left leg and had de­gloved his jaw.

“De­spite ev­ery­thing he has been through, he craves at­ten­tion and purrs all the time. He loves fuss.

“It’s a shame th­ese things hap­pen and there doesn’t seem to be an owner out there for him.”

No-one has come for­ward to claim him since, so staff will con­tinue to care for him while he re­cov­ers with the help of Mr Nevin’s busi­ness Zoo Ost Ltd.

The vets were in­formed of an­other sim­i­lar stray in the area and that kit­ten has been adopted.

Pud­ding how­ever faces a long road to re­cov­ery and will not be find­ing a new home for the fore­see­able fu­ture.

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