Skip to comments.Cat returns home with two broken legs (was missing for three weeks)
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.
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.
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It’s pleasant to see a story with a happy ending.
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.
Glad kitty found its legs...broken or not.
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.
Poor guy. Hope he heals up okay! And I hope they keep him inside from now on!
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.
Dont blame the driver. Blame the owner.
Sure if I hit somebodys 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.
Glad to hear the cat is alright-keep your cat indoors!
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):
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
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)
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.
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.
Cant blame him for that. But doing pooper patrol in the yard is not much fun either.
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