Free life-saving treatment for 'lovely' cat found on roadside in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen: Nurse Sarah Cairns with Grace Nurse Sarah Cairns with Grace

STAFF at Abbeydale Vets were so impressed with the character of a cat which had been hit by a car that they decided to perform lifesaving surgery for free.

The black and white animal was brought into the veterinary surgery in Preston New Road, Blackburn after she was found at the roadside.

Although the cat was badly injured, staff said she remained friendly, loving and happy, despite obviously being in considerable pain.

Surgery staff decided to call her Grace, because of her quiet demeanour.

Vet Martin Gabbutt operated on the feline’s prolapsed eye and a broken jaw.

Leanne Lowe, clinical director at Abbeydale Vets, said: “We’ve had to completely remove her eye and then fix up her jaw with wire.

“She was in surgery for about an hour and is recovering really well.

“She is eating and managing fine and she seems bright and breezy.

“Having one eye doesn’t seem to bother her at all.

“In fact, it probably feels a lot better to her than it did when she first came in because she was in a real mess.

“Sadly, she isn’t identichipped and wasn’t found with a collar and so we don’t know if we’ll be able to trace an owner.

“She’s a lovely cat though and I’m sure that someone will come forward and give her a loving home.”

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3:07pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Iknowitstrue says...

So much for Freedom of speech! - too many people commenting on the 'far right' article against the muslim community so you remove the right to comment! pathetic.
So much for Freedom of speech! - too many people commenting on the 'far right' article against the muslim community so you remove the right to comment! pathetic. Iknowitstrue
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4:07pm Wed 5 Mar 14

kojak1010 says...

This is a story with a lovely ending and well done to the vets for performing surgery on her!
This is a story with a lovely ending and well done to the vets for performing surgery on her! kojak1010
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9:24am Thu 6 Mar 14

Black Car Guy. says...

Wow there are some kind folk out there.
Wow there are some kind folk out there. Black Car Guy.
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12:53pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Fire Fly says...

Hmm, wonder if the wonder will turn up now they know the surgery has been done for free. A cynical view I know but no microchip or collar (yes I know collars can come off) but its suggestive of someone who isn't particularly responsible.
Hmm, wonder if the wonder will turn up now they know the surgery has been done for free. A cynical view I know but no microchip or collar (yes I know collars can come off) but its suggestive of someone who isn't particularly responsible. Fire Fly
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3:38pm Thu 6 Mar 14

ladysal says...

Fire Fly wrote:
Hmm, wonder if the wonder will turn up now they know the surgery has been done for free. A cynical view I know but no microchip or collar (yes I know collars can come off) but its suggestive of someone who isn't particularly responsible.
Agree with you to some degree, but there is another side to it. My 16 year old, poorly cat disappeared a few weeks ago. He was micro-chipped, but keeping a collar on him never worked. We are fairly sure he went and found somewhere to lie down in the quiet and never woke up, but it is likely we will never know - and yes we have looked!!! ALso, micro chips are know to fail and slip, so it could be that if he was found alive and taken for treatment, he would come up as not being microchipped. The point of the above? If it was my cat starting out at me from the LT page, I would be straight round to the Vets with a credit card to pay his bill and pick him up....
[quote][p][bold]Fire Fly[/bold] wrote: Hmm, wonder if the wonder will turn up now they know the surgery has been done for free. A cynical view I know but no microchip or collar (yes I know collars can come off) but its suggestive of someone who isn't particularly responsible.[/p][/quote]Agree with you to some degree, but there is another side to it. My 16 year old, poorly cat disappeared a few weeks ago. He was micro-chipped, but keeping a collar on him never worked. We are fairly sure he went and found somewhere to lie down in the quiet and never woke up, but it is likely we will never know - and yes we have looked!!! ALso, micro chips are know to fail and slip, so it could be that if he was found alive and taken for treatment, he would come up as not being microchipped. The point of the above? If it was my cat starting out at me from the LT page, I would be straight round to the Vets with a credit card to pay his bill and pick him up.... ladysal
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