Cat recovered from shooting now needs a home
SHOT with an airgun, Dodger the cat was rescued by a kindly householder who noticed him hanging around and limping badly.
He was taken to the Witten Lodge veterinary centre in Northam, where an X-ray showed a pellet in his leg, which had broken the bone.
Without a microchip, there was no way of tracing Dodger’s owners.
But he needed urgent treatment, so vet Henry Hartley operated to remove the pellet and set Dodger’s leg, using a metal pin.
Tests also revealed that Dodger had contracted the feline Aids virus.
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Dodger is now doing well. He has finished his medication and has been cage rested after the surgery for two weeks.
He has been a wonderful patient and very affectionate. He especially likes his food and rubs under his chin, said Henry.
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But now the search is on to find his original owners or a new home for him. He does need a special home because he has feline Aids – a virus which cannot be transmitted to humans – for although he is now very well, he will need to be kept indoors and away from other cats.
If you could give this lovely cat a home, please contact Witten Lodge on 01237 473278.