Nine Eight lives left for Flearoy af­ter 50ft fall!


Manchester Evening News - - NEWS - By SAM YARWOOD sam.yarwood@trin­i­tymir­ @@sam­yarwood89

MEET Flearoy, the cat that sur­vived a 50ft fall from a block of flats in Wythen­shawe.

The one-year-old cheated death af­ter fall­ing from the win­dow of an apart­ment on the fifth floor.

Fe­line Flearoy was se­ri­ously hurt. His front left leg was badly bro­ken and the roof of his mouth was frac­tured.

Owner Emma Rowe, 31, rushed him to the vets. Flearoy’s in­juries were so se­vere, he faced be­ing put down. But af­ter char­ity PDSA stepped in, he is on the road to re­cov­ery.

Emma, who is self-em­ployed, was left dev­as­tated af­ter be­ing un­able to af­ford Flearoy’s treat­ment.

Speak­ing of her pet’s fall, she said he was star­tled by a loud noise.

Flearoy ran out of the room, some­how squeez­ing him­self through a tiny gap in the win­dow and plum­met­ing to the ground.

“The win­dow hardly opens,” Emma said. “I never thought he’d be able to jump out. Nor­mally, he just sits hap­pily by the win­dow but af­ter he was star­tled he van­ished.

“We rushed down­stairs to see if we could find him, and dis­cov­ered him curled up in a cor­ner not far from our block.”

She said that Flearoy was cov­ered in blood, and was un­able to move.

“He’s a ma­jor part of the fam­ily so it was aw­ful to see him in this much pain – it was dev­as­tat­ing,” Emma added.

“I rushed him to the near­est vets where they did all they could to sta­bilise him.

“They feared his in­juries were so se­vere that they’d have to put him to sleep, and there was ab­so­lutely no way I’d be able to af­ford Flearoy’s treat­ment.” A heart­bro­ken Emma then found out about pet char­ity PDSA.

She made a call and dis­cov­ered she was el­i­gi­ble for sup­port, and Flearoy was re­ferred to the char­ity’s Manch­ester PDSA Pet Hos­pi­tal.

The beloved pet is re­cov­er­ing well from his op­er­a­tion.

Emma added: “I’m incredibly grate­ful to the char­ity and all of the staff at the Manch­ester PDSA. With­out them I would have had no choice but to put my gor­geous Flearoy to sleep. I couldn’t have af­forded the treat­ment. Bor­row­ing more money just wasn’t an op­tion.

“I’ve do­nated as much as I can to say thank you and en­cour­age other an­i­mal lovers to do the same.

“The work they do is amaz­ing. I can’t thank them enough.”

Flearoy fell from the fifth floor of the apart­ment block

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