Scarred for life
Thursday, 23 February 2017
LOCAL animal charities have voiced their anger and concern following an incident in which a cat had to have a leg amputated after it was rescued from an animal trap on the Ballyquin Road, Limavady. The cat was discovered by a passer-by last week who then contacted The North West Animal Group to try and free the feline. The incident has also been reported to the PSNI and investigations are ongoing.
Lettie McCormack, a member of The North West Animal Group, said: "We spent three or four hours in the cold trying to save this poor cat from the trap but we could not help it at all. It was so badly hurt, I thought it was just going to have to be put down. In the end, we had to call the vet to see if they could help."
The black and white cat, still in the trap, was then conveyed to The Roe Valley Veterinary Clinic where vet Michael Forgie fought to free the hurt and distressed animal.
Said Mr Forgie: "The cat's leg was a bit of a mess but we decided to amputate and it is doing fine now. You wouldn't want to see that too often."
Mr Forgie and other local vets in the area have assured local residents that the trap found locally is the first they have had to deal with in 'a very long time'.
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