Miss­ing cat found af­ter 11 months back in rude health

Stockport Express - - Front Page -

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

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