Accident-prone cat needs a new home - without any roads to cross
MEET Kitty the cat – a feline whose road sense is so bad she’s quickly using up her nine lives.
Kitty was taken to the RSPCA as a stray last December, after she was involved in a road traffic accident in Chesterfield.
She suffered injuries including a broken jaw which was successfully operated on and wired up and, following weeks of cage rest, she was rehomed.
But just a few weeks later she was back at the Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Animal Centre in March, after being involved in another road accident.
Even more bizarrely, she had again broken her jaw.
She has again been operated on and had her jaw rewired – and now Kitty is looking for a new home once more, preferably somewhere she will never have to cross another road.
Centre manager Richard Woodwards said: “To be honest we are all quite shocked that Kitty has returned to us with the same injuries. How one cat can manage to get herself into so much trouble is beyond me!
“This really is one of the most unusual incidents involving a cat which we have ever had to deal with.
“Kitty is exceptionally lucky that she has managed to survive not one, but two, road accidents.
“The person who rehomed her originally was very upset by what had happened, and it was not their fault at all.
“But it was clear Kitty now needs to be rehomed to a special place, perhaps away from busy traffic or in an exceptionally well enclosed area, as she clearly has no road sense whatsoever!
Kitty is being kept on cage rest for a few weeks more and will have to be fed a liquid diet while her injuries heal.
Once better she will be put up for rehoming again.
“We are looking to find her a new home where she can enjoy roaming free but without the danger of her walking into the path of cars,” said Richard. “Clearly, despite being hit twice, she just doesn’t seem to understand they are dangerous!
“Apart from her obvious lack of road sense Kitty is an amazingly wonderful cat, and her previous owner was heartbroken to give her up.”
n Call the centre on 01246 273 358 to offer Kitty a safe home.