Kitten full of character is on the mend

Alma Vets... Kitten with amputated leg needs rehoming.'113416a. Pic Kevin Allen.'23/08/11.
Alma Vets... Kitten with amputated leg needs rehoming.'113416a. Pic Kevin Allen.'23/08/11.

A kitten who had life-saving surgery at a Scarborough vets is now looking for a new home.

The six-week-old tortoiseshell has not been named by staff at Alma Vets in Alma Square, but has made a big impression on them with her resilience and cheeky character.

Nursing assistant Karen Hepples said the female kitten was brought in on Friday by a family who were on holiday.

She said: “They said there was an old lady at the bottom of the square with the kitten wrapped up in a blanket.

“She told them we were expecting the kitten, but she couldn’t make it up the square.

“They brought it up to us and that was the first we knew about it.”

The kitten had a badly broken leg and was rushed in for an emergency amputation on Friday afternoon.

Mrs Hepples said: “Just an hour after the operation she was climbing up the bars in the kennel, using her teeth as an extra leg.

“She’s coping very well and is very adventurous!”

She added that this is an example of what people’s kind donations go towards, as without the operation the kitten would not have survived.

If you can offer this kitten or an adult cat a home, please call Alma Vets on (01723) 360484 to arrange a home visit.