POLICE have been this week investigating a savage assault by a gaggle of youngsters on a cat which left its Wellington proprietor with a veterinary invoice working into a number of 1000’s of kilos.
An internet fund-raising marketing campaign set as much as assist proprietor Kathy Millington, of Jurston Lane, has up to now raised greater than £1,000 in direction of payments totalling £3,500-plus.
Blue is a remedy pet for Ms Millington’s 15-year-old daughter Jessica, who has autism, and was initially an RSPCA rescue cat earlier than she was re-homed in Wellington.
The three-year-old cat appeared to have been viciously kicked within the assault, which occurred as she was being taken care of by a pal whereas Ms Millington was away for a couple of days.
Kathy Millington’s daughter Jessica with Blue recovering at home. ( )
She was handled by workers at Mount Vets and wanted to be fed by a tube as a result of her abdomen was so swollen.
Ms Millington mentioned: “She got beaten black and blue, quite literally.
“How she is alive, I do not know.
“She had severe blunt trauma to her abdomen, upper chest, and jaw.
Jessica with Blue in the veterinary hospital. ( )
“Some of her bruises were purple, some blue, and some black, and I think she just got to the point where she collapsed.”
Ms Millington, who’s a personal care help employee, mentioned Blue spent per week within the veterinary hospital and was nonetheless so traumatised she wouldn’t go close to anyone besides Jessica.
She nonetheless had fluid in her abdomen which was inflicting a danger of an infection and he or she was consuming solely a bit at a time and clearly remained in ‘quite a lot of pain’.
Ms Millington mentioned: “She has started to eat and drink. What an absolute warrior.
“She is so lucky to be alive and did not deserve what happened to her.”
A GoFundMe web page was arrange by Ms Millington’s pal Kelly Smith, of Homosexual Shut, when she heard what had occurred and is obtainable for anyone to donate towards the veterinary payments for treating Blue.
Blue within the veterinary hospital. ( )
Almost 100 folks had already given sums of money on the time of going to press.
Ms Millington mentioned the incident had been reported to the police, to the RSPCA, and to social housing landlord Sanctuary Housing.
Avon and Somerset Police mentioned officers had attended Jurston Lane and house-to-house inquiries have been being carried out along side the RSPCA as a part of an ongoing investigation into the incident.
A spokesman mentioned: “We would like to reassure people at this time we are not aware of any other incidents having recently occurred similar to this where an animal has been injured.”
Police requested anyone who could have witnessed the assault or who had any data to name 101 and quote the reference quantity 5223054860.
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