Watch: Norfolk girl’s delight at new kitten after her pet was hit by a car
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Her world was turned upside-down when she learned her per cat died after being hit by a car.
But thanks to the kindness of a police special sergeant, 13-year-old Caitlin Berg from Forncett St Peter, near Long Stratton, once again has a feline friend to cuddle.
S/Sgt Tony Kimberley was called in when Caitlin, who has bipolar disorder, had an episode last Wednesday after getting the bad news.
She said: 'I got sent home from school because I wasn't feeling well.
'When I came home my mum and dad had to tell me that my kitten Magic had been hit by a car.
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'It shook me up and I just didn't know what to do.'
Her sister Chloé called the emergency services for help because Caitlin was so distressed and S/Sgt Kimberley arrived to help calm her down.
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But S/Sgt Kimberley, who lives in Hethersett, felt so moved by her loss he wanted to do something more to help. So he bought an eight-week-old kitten from a woman in the same village for the cost of the injections it needed, and delighted Caitlin with the new pet.
S/Sgt Kimberley said: 'I could see how important Caitlin's cat was to her. It was her best friend and she could cuddle it when she was feeling down or had an episode. So when I saw an advert for some kittens for sale, I knew what I had to do.'
Caitlin has named her new kitten Bobbie. She said she couldn't thank S/Sgt Kimberley enough for what he had done.
She said: 'I can't believe that he has gone out of the way this much to make everything better.'
Caitlin's mother, Helen, said her family was overwhelmed by the kindness of the act.
- Anyone who wants more information about bipolar disorder should visit www.bipolaruk.org