Can you help provide respite for injured cat Purdy as she recovers from road accident?

Injured cat Purdy, who is need of a temporary respite home in Lowestoft. Picture: Jean Talbot

Injured cat Purdy, who is need of a temporary respite home in Lowestoft. Picture: Jean Talbot - Credit: Jean Talbot

An unfortunate feline who suffered serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle is in desperate need of somebody to take care of her.

Five-year-old cat Khan. Picture: Jean Talbot

Five-year-old cat Khan. Picture: Jean Talbot - Credit: Jean Talbot

Grey female cat Purdy was rescued by the Suffolk East Coast branch of the RSCPA after her road accident and is now being looked after at a Lowestoft vets.

However, she is in need of an extra special household with very specific requirements to help her in road to recovery.

Jean Talbot, of the RSPCA, said: 'We really want to get her out of the vets and we definitely don't want to have to amputate her leg, so what she needs is rest.

'She will need to stay in Lowestoft in case of an emergency and needs a very quiet space.'

Two-year-old ginger cat Bertie. Picture: Jean Talbot

Two-year-old ginger cat Bertie. Picture: Jean Talbot - Credit: Jean Talbot


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The animal welfare officer added that Purdy would need to be kept in a cage and given regular medication and respite, and therefore her temporary home would need to meet a strict criteria.

She added: 'She is a very friendly, gorgeous girl so it would be tempting to want to let her out, but she needs rest to get better. The person would need to feed her, change her litter and administer her medication, but main make sure she rests.'

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Purdy's carer would need to be able to provide a quiet, secure, room for the branch to set up her cage, and be able to keep her for around six to seven weeks.

The branch is also searching for forever homes for a number of other animals, particularly cats.

Five-year-old Khan came into the branch's care on July 25, along with two other cats after his owner went into care.

While his former housemates were able to quickly find new owners, Khan's shyness has meant he has been overlooked.

Ms Talbot said: 'He's a bit of a gentle giant, but fairly shy. He wouldn't hurt a fly, because he doesn't run around like some of the other cats we have had, people don't notice him as much.'

Two-year-old Bertie refuses to be held back by the loss of one of his eyes, which he needed removing as a youngster.

He has been in the care of the branch for more than a month and has been unable to find a home.

He is described as being very loving and affectionate, as well as being very inquisitive, and has tried to escape from his pen.

To help any of these cats, contact jean.rspca.sec@gmail.com or call 07824 353128 between 9am and 3pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only.

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