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Please find below a sad rescue story from our friends over at the PDSA which luckily at a happy ending over-all for the affected cat.
Unfortunately it once again displays the risks cars pose to our beloved cats and why all of us driving a car should be taking extra care not just while driving but also when we set off from home.
A kitten has used up one of her nine lives but lost her tail after sustaining horrific injuries in a road traffic accident.
Brave ten-month-old JJ managed to drag herself back home following the suspected collision. Her owner, Natalie Joyce, from Longsight, Manchester, was devastated by her poor kitten’s injuries.
Picture by Julian Brown for the PDSA
JJ the cat
She said: “I heard her meowing outside, but she didn’t seem to be able to climb through the window like she normally does. I went to let her in and she just collapsed on the floor, it was horrific.
“I knew she was in pain so I rushed her to PDSA.”
JJ was given pain-relief and x-rayed, which revealed her tail had detached from her spine. Fiona Buchan, vet at PDSA’s Manchester Pet Hospital, said: “JJ had a separation at her tail base causing severe damage to the nerves leading to her tail and bladder, which can be life-threatening.
“We had to allow time to see if she would regain function of her tail and bladder so she was kept on strong medication to keep her pain free and allowed to go home for strict bed rest. Natalie brought her in daily for us to check her progress
“She was struggling to urinate and we knew if she didn’t regain