Bitten by a dog and dumped near a skip: the unwanted kitten in need of help
Cats Protection is appealing for donations to help an unwanted kitten overcome several appalling injuries.
Funds are needed to help eight-week-old Precious, who was found dumped near a skip in Blackwood, Caerphilly in the middle of June.
She was rushed to a vet where it was found she had a badly broken leg, an injured paw and puncture wounds thought to have been caused by a dog bite. She had an operation to save her leg from being amputated and has had two pins inserted into the leg.
Precious is now being looked after by Cats Protection’s volunteer-run Gwent branch, and still requires further treatment. The branch expects the total cost of her treatment to exceed £1,600 and would be grateful for donations to help towards the cost.
After Precious has made a full recovery, the branch will try to find her a home.
Loretta Kedward, of Cats Protection’s Gwent branch said: “'We are at a loss as to how anyone could treat this adorable, innocent kitten with such appalling callousness. Precious was too young to fend for herself, was in a great deal of pain and was unable to move because of her broken leg. She would have starved to death had she not been found. Once again a tiny, defenceless kitten has become a victim of heartless human cruelty leaving volunteers in despair.”
Please make donations payable to Cats Protection Gwent Branch and send c/o Loretta Kedward to PO Box 74, Blackwood, Gwent NP12 9AP
All donations received in excess of the appeal will be used to help other cats and kittens in the Gwent branch’s care.
If anyone has any information about how Precious came to be dumped, then please contact the RSPCA or Gwent Police.
Cats Protection’s Gwent branch is part of a national network of 256 volunteer-run branches and 30 adoption centres that together help over 215,000 cats and kittens each year.