Missing cat found after 11 months back in rude health
A CAT who disappeared from home for nearly A YEAR has now been nursed back to full health.
Purcy, a black and white rescue moggy, was missing from his Offerton home for 11 months when he turned up, emaciated and covered in oil.
His owners Chris and Helen Campion and their children James, Owen, Ben and Tilly, combed the streets before finally, on Christmas Eve 2017, Helen received the call they had been waiting for from a vet in Whitefield – Purcy had been found.
Named due to his loud purr, Purcy had turned up in the garden of Ryan Fogarty in Gorton, crying in pain, too weak to stand and ravaged by ticks.
His fur was shaved because it was matted with oil, and he was only allowed small amounts of food because he was so weak that too much could lead to liver failure.
The cat, originally adopted from Millstream Animal Shelter has finally made a full recovery.
Full-time mum Helen, 39, said: “Somehow he pulled through. People say cats don’t remember their owners after a while, but that’s rubbish, because when I walked into the hospital Purcy tried to stand up in his incubator even though his legs were too weak.”
●●Purcy with owner Helen Campion and son Owen and, above right, Ryan Fogarty and partner Tony