A kitten who was found close to death by a road with hideous injuries and all her fur shaved off has bounced back against the odds but now faces a fresh challenge – finding a new owner.
Brave Scully sustained multiple wounds after she was crudely shaved from head to tail before being dumped on the streets to fend for herself. She was then struck by a car and was discovered by a passer-by with severe bleeding and a broken jaw.
Having been rushed to a vet the nine-month-old puss was handed into the charity Cats Protection and taken to its National Cat Adoption Centre in Chelwood Gate, Sussex, for specialist care.
Following two months of veterinary treatment, during which she was kept warm by a heat mat, little Scully's jaw has healed and her black-and-white fur is slowly growing back.
She will soon be ready for adoption and staff say that despite her horrific ordeal, little Scully is exceptionally friendly and trusting.
Deputy manager Tania Marsh said: “We are not quite sure what happened to poor Scully but when she was found by the roadside she had been hit by a car and had very serious injuries to her jaw.
“She had also previously had all her fur crudely shaved off with either clippers or a razor and this had caused multiple small cuts and wounds all over her body.
“Why someone would want to do this to her is a mystery but it seems clear that following this she was abandoned and a short time later she was hit by a car.
“We will never know exactly what happened to Scully but she has obviously had a very traumatic experience and must have suffered a great deal of pain. Despite all this she is remarkably friendly, trusting and sweet natured and will make a wonderful pet.”
If you would like to offer a home to Scully or any of the other cats in the centre’s care, please call 01825 741 330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Notes to Editors
1. Cats Protection is the UK’s leading cat welfare charity and helps over 230,000 cats and kittens each year through a national network of 257 volunteer-run branches and 30 adoption centres.
2. Cats Protection’s vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
3. Founded as the Cats Protection League in 1927, the charity adopted the name Cats Protection in 1998. We ask that you use the name Cats Protection when referring to the charity in all published material.