A SCARBOROUGH family were shocked to discover that their beloved pet cat had been the victim of an attack.
Hayley Baker was told by a vet at Swanzdale in Scalby Road that Bruce, seven, had injuries that would suggest he had been kicked hard.
Bruce, who came from Swanzdale originally as a rescue cat, suffered two collapsed lungs and had to undergo two operations at a cost of around £800.
Mrs Baker, of West End Court, Cayton, says she can’t believe that someone could do such a thing to a defenceless animal.
The 27-year-old business support assistant said: “He was really poorly and the vet told me to prepare my little boy for the worst.
“They said Bruce had definitely been attacked due to the force of the injury. He had to have X-rays, two operations and was put on morphine.”
Thankfully Bruce survived and is now recovering at home with his family, receiving lots of pampering from Finlay, three.
Mrs Baker said: “He’s a neighbourhood cat and everyone loves him. I’ve had a get well card through the door and other people have brought him treats.
“He’s doing OK but was really jumpy and nervous at first. He’s now recovering well and is sleeping a lot.”
She added that she contacted the Evening News as she wanted the person who had hurt Bruce to see the damage they had done.
Mrs Baker said: “Everyone on the street has been sickened by what happened. They’re all keeping an eye on him now.”