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Cat returns home with two broken legs (was missing for three weeks)
EADT 24 ^ | April 12, 2012 | Matt Hunter

Posted on 04/15/2012 4:23:35 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

The 18-month-old ginger tabby cat was missing for nearly three weeks before he managed to limp home to Haughley with two broken legs.

Owner Kara Hayward, 38, believes he was injured in a hit and run after going missing on March 11.

The mum-of-three said: “I saw him on the Saturday evening, but he did not come in on the Sunday morning. He had gone out before for about a day or so hunting but he would always be here to wake me up for breakfast.

“On the Sunday afternoon I asked my husband, Paul, if he had seen him but he could not remember. I contacted the local vets on Monday to see if anyone had taken him in, but they had not had anything.

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But just when they thought Horace was gone forever, the bleoved cat limped through the door of the family home in Ladyfield on Friday, March 30 - 18 days after he was last seen.

He had lost a lot of weight and was struggling to walk with his two broken legs.

“I saw him trying to walk and I could see that something was not right. What was obvious was that both legs were broken, so I took him to our local vets in Haughley but they said that it just does not happen, cats surviving this long, they would have given him five days, 10 days at most,” said Mrs Hayward.

Horace has now had two operations to fix the two broken legs at Christchurch Veterinary Surgery, in Ipswich.

(Excerpt) Read more at eadt.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cat; chat; kittyping; pets
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1 posted on 04/15/2012 4:23:38 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Slings and Arrows; fieldmarshaldj; ExTexasRedhead; JulieRNR21; metmom; wintertime

It’s pleasant to see a story with a happy ending.


2 posted on 04/15/2012 4:24:58 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Clintonfatigued

poor thing


3 posted on 04/15/2012 4:26:27 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I never had cats growing up but since my daughters insisted, I began accumulating a herd some years ago. Cats give me a new appreciation for the determination of life to prevail. The old "nine lives" stuff is not myth.
4 posted on 04/15/2012 4:29:19 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Clintonfatigued

Poor kitty. I’ve had two in my life and they never had that problem. They were house cats meaning they never left the house.


5 posted on 04/15/2012 4:31:38 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Glad kitty found its legs...broken or not.


6 posted on 04/15/2012 4:32:32 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Free to good home. I found this big kitty cat but he doesn't appear to like it here.

Warning. He doesn't like to snuggle and he may nip.

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7 posted on 04/15/2012 4:33:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

A convincing argument, indeed, for house cats. Our cat never left the house and made it to age 20. Our vet had a house cat that lived to 26.


8 posted on 04/15/2012 4:34:53 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: nuconvert
I'm sure the family was happy to see him again. Perhaps they celebrated with some gourmet pistachios.
9 posted on 04/15/2012 4:38:57 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Poor guy. Hope he heals up okay! And I hope they keep him inside from now on!


10 posted on 04/15/2012 4:39:15 PM PDT by pbmaltzman
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To: Salvey

I posted the same thing in my #5. Loved our cats but we’re also fans of native songbirds and feed them religiously. The kitties stayed indoors.


11 posted on 04/15/2012 4:40:05 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Owner Kara Hayward, 38, believes he was injured in a hit and run after going missing on March 11.

Don’t blame the driver. Blame the owner.

Sure if I hit somebody’s cat I would stop and pick it up. But I would not blame anyone for not doing so. You never know how somebody will react to the news that you killed their beloved pet.

If you do love your pet do not let it roam. Keep it home.

A roaming cat is vulnerable to all sorts of danger; other cats, dogs, coyotes, cars, humans with strange hobbies and other things too numerous to mention. Keep your cat home where it is safe. This is also true for dogs.

12 posted on 04/15/2012 4:40:19 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Glad to hear the cat is alright-keep your cat indoors!


13 posted on 04/15/2012 4:41:55 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: mplsconservative

I just had to euthanize my beautiful cat...Gregio, last night @ 18 years and 2 months old....He was always indoors and healthy and all of a sudden couldn’t walk....The vet thinks he had a clot...I will get his remains in a few weeks):


14 posted on 04/15/2012 4:42:00 PM PDT by geege
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To: Clintonfatigued

lol


15 posted on 04/15/2012 4:45:10 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Pontiac

Your advice is wise. I’d add to it feline leukemia which they can catch from other roaming cats.

I’m a dog person myself, but entertained my husband’s love of cats.

No more cats, and he agrees. Guess he got tired of scooping the litterbox. LOL


16 posted on 04/15/2012 4:46:01 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: Pontiac

We’ve got coyotes lurking right around the edges of my little town. My dogs have free rein of the fenced yard during the day but I keep them in at night. (Jack Russell and a Corgi mix)


17 posted on 04/15/2012 4:46:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL cripplecreek. We have such a brazen Raccoon around here he comes up to within twelve feet of the BBQ as I’m grilling Salmon, and stands on his hind legs like one of those “time out” dolls. He leans against the lower branch of a fig tree just watching for me to leave so he can snatch my fish filet.

Quite a large fellow too. Fortunately he seems to understand he isn’t welcome, and leaves after only a short visit.


18 posted on 04/15/2012 4:47:02 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

I need to trap this one and send him to the woods. My Jack Russel caught him the other day and took a pretty good beating.


19 posted on 04/15/2012 4:50:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: mplsconservative
Guess he got tired of scooping the litterbox

Can’t blame him for that. But doing pooper patrol in the yard is not much fun either.

20 posted on 04/15/2012 4:51:13 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Luv them Kitties!

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21 posted on 04/15/2012 4:51:32 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: geege

Oh my! Sorry about your precious Gregio. They are so much like family. I’m sure your heart is breaking and I feel for you. There’s an empty place now where Gregio was. You were a great friend to him and gave him a wonderful life. That is worth it’s weight in gold. ((Hugs)) to you FRiend. It’s tough, I know.


22 posted on 04/15/2012 4:51:51 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: cripplecreek

Good idea. Jack Russells can be fearless which with a coyote would probably mean he gets eaten.


23 posted on 04/15/2012 4:53:37 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: cripplecreek

24 posted on 04/15/2012 4:55:59 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Pontiac

Oh do I know poop patrol. My husband had it easy with the litterbox.

We had a 200 pound Newfoundland, a Belgian Sheepdog and a Lab mix girl. Our little Jack Russell now is heaven!

This woman knows dog doo-doo. LOL


25 posted on 04/15/2012 4:58:03 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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27 posted on 04/15/2012 4:59:49 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: mplsconservative

Thanks.....(:


28 posted on 04/15/2012 5:05:09 PM PDT by geege
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To: geege

I’m so sorry. Bless his little heart....and you, too.


29 posted on 04/15/2012 5:10:47 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Minutemen

LOL, adorable!


30 posted on 04/15/2012 5:12:49 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: mplsconservative
This woman knows dog doo-doo. LOL

Oh how my stepdaughter complained when we fed the dog leftover corn!

31 posted on 04/15/2012 5:13:08 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Thanks...It’s so sad letting your pet go...


32 posted on 04/15/2012 5:17:10 PM PDT by geege
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To: Clintonfatigued

This is why idiot cat folks should do their animals a favor and keep them indoors. Letting them roam free is not “taking care of them”.


33 posted on 04/15/2012 5:25:05 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: geege

It’s heartbreaking....I know. I’ll say a prayer for you tonight. God bless


34 posted on 04/15/2012 5:33:28 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Clintonfatigued

For the last week, we’ve noticed a feral cat coming to our house. He/she has a broken back leg. We’ve tried to trap him for a visit to the vet, but he won’t go into the baited humane trap. The leg doesn’t seem to be infected, even though we originally noticed that it was bloody. Now that a week has gone by, the skin seems to have healed even though he is still limping. Don’t know what else to do. . . called the local cat shelters and don’t seem to have any other suggestions.


35 posted on 04/15/2012 5:39:47 PM PDT by mia
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To: Clintonfatigued

Another reason why cats should not be allowed to roam outside. The roads I drive are filled with flat cats whose owners felt it was necessary to let their cats out.........


36 posted on 04/15/2012 5:42:56 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Would I like to be young again? No, I worked too hard to get here, I don't want to do it again)
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To: Salvey

My cat lived to that age, but was black. All of our black cats come home. The brighter ones don’t seem to live long outside. Next time, try a black cat and see if they survive the outdoors.


37 posted on 04/15/2012 5:53:26 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: Clintonfatigued

It’s pleasant to see a story with a happy ending.

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Chalk one up for the good happenings in life...!


38 posted on 04/15/2012 6:01:09 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: cripplecreek
I love all animals...but had a mama raccoon take up residence in my attic and had babies. One of the worst experiences of my life (even worse than the skunks under the house.)

Totally destroyed the attic. Sitting at the computer one night, I looked up and the attic stairs were descending by themselves. Three fairly large cubs sitting on the stairs had forced them down. Trapped them and hauled them off...they came back. They clawed their way thru the ceiling. I thought I was gonna have to move! They completely terrorized my dogs and cats, as well.

I think the only think that caused them to relocate was the extremely hot summer. I did a lot of anti-raccoon repair work. Although I heard what was probably a raccoon try to reenter during the winter, I don't see any evidence of success.

Beautiful creatures...but they can sure wreak havoc on your property and in your life.

39 posted on 04/15/2012 6:11:26 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Clintonfatigued

We had a Siamese cat that had the same thing happen, twice. I think it was coyotes both times. That was one tough cat.


40 posted on 04/15/2012 6:19:48 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: berdie

Raccoons can be unpredictable and aggressive kinda like a little bear. They can also carry rabies which was my immediate concern with my dog.

I called the vet and she said that my dog should be fine because his shots are up to date and he’s young and healthy. I also sent her a picture of the coon which she said looks exceptionally healthy.


41 posted on 04/15/2012 6:20:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Our cats have all been indoor until we adopted a neglected office cat from across the street. Jackson was an indoor-outdoor cat that the office workers just left out on the weekends to forage for himself. He became best friends with our dog, and Gypsy wouldn’t settle down until Jackson was in for the night. He so loved the outdoors, but would come in to use the litter box if the ground was too wet, and then mew to go back out.

We were always terrified that Jackson would be hit by a car, he roamed all the streets, alleys and railroad right-of ways near our house. We were heartbroken to find that he had passed away under the living room chair at the age of 2 1/2 to 3 years of age, three months after we had formally adopted him, shots, microchipped and city tags. He had been fine when we went to bed, a little sullen because we had not let him out (it was Halloween), but otherwise, fine. We had a necropsy done and the vet determined that Jackaon died of cardio-myopathy, but also had heartworms, although they did not cause his death. We have thanked God more than once for having Jackson die at home, rather than when he was out, and have us never know what happened to him. We did so love that cat.


42 posted on 04/15/2012 6:31:34 PM PDT by LSAggie (and everything in the world)
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Thank you for sharing that touching story.


43 posted on 04/15/2012 7:25:11 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: cripplecreek

I leant a friend down the way my trap. He caught the Raccoon he was after with it the other day, and took it for a ride in his pick em up truck to another side of the valley.

He got tired of sitting watching television, looking up at the sliding glass door to the patio, and seeing the Raccoon peering at him. Made him feel rather uneasy being watched by the masked invader.

Hope the Jack Russel is OK, and hopefully he learned a valuable lesson about Raccoons.


44 posted on 04/15/2012 7:36:51 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Raccoons are nasty little critters - I don’t let them get near our house if I know about it. If I do, they get a bullet or two and then off to the ravine to feed the coyotes (about a half a mile away) - the coyotes are my other nemesis.

I shot one back in January - got him in his right front leg - I was about 80 to 90 feet from him and shot him with a 9mm handgun. Sure wished I had my shotgun with me then. I tracked him in the snow for about an hour until I wised up and realized he was not going to stop to heal and all that was going to happen was I was going to get really seriously tired.

...... how did I get on that ......

SQUIRREL !!!!!


45 posted on 04/15/2012 7:51:23 PM PDT by gnawbone
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To: hinckley buzzard

I have two beloved indoor cats...and my heart goes out to the kitty and the family!

I have hopes to see all my kitties in heaven when I get there!


46 posted on 04/15/2012 7:59:24 PM PDT by joyce11111
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To: geege

It always tears me up when a cat gets old and sick and I have to have them put down.


47 posted on 04/15/2012 8:06:57 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: cripplecreek

They are like little bears, aren’t they? lol

Glad your pup is o.k.


48 posted on 04/15/2012 8:27:37 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Clintonfatigued

My 12-year old female had that happen a few years ago, some wild dogs got up on the porch where she and her grandson were sleeping, she broke her leg in two places trying to get away and was missing for days before I found her hiding in the back woods (this in the middle of winter). The vet told us to keep her (and eventually her 10-year old grandson) indoors from then on.


49 posted on 04/15/2012 9:30:18 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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50 posted on 04/15/2012 11:10:07 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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