Friday 27 January 2012
Wood Green rescues cat trapped in her own collar
Wood Green, The Animals Charity came to the rescue of a young cat trapped in her own collar.
Staff from the Charity in North London were alerted to the tabby-coloured domestic short hair by a Wood Green supporter who spotted the cat in her back garden in New Southgate.
After luring the cat with tasty treats, the kind-hearted lady and Wood Green were able to catch her and discovered her left front leg was trapped in her collar causing her considerable pain.
The cat was named Phoebe and taken to the Charity’s surgery where veterinary staff removed the collar and began treating the open wound.
Manager of the London Centre Katie Wickins said: “We believe Phoebe may have accidentally caught her leg in the collar because it was made from elastic. These collars are advertised as being safe so that if the cat gets caught on something, the collar will stretch and allow the cat to free itself. Unfortunately this was not the case and the stretch in the collar allowed Phoebe to get her front leg through it.
“The veterinary team believe Phoebe was caught up in the collar for about two weeks before coming to Wood Green as she had a huge and very infected wound. She would have been in terrible pain.
“Phoebe wasn’t microchipped but we put up posters of her in the local area, in vet and pet shops but no owner has come forward. She will be available for rehoming in a couple of weeks when she is fully recovered.”
For further information about rehoming a cat from Wood Green, call 0844 248 8181.