Pudding makes steps to recovery after being hurt in road accident
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.