ACCIDENTS INVOLVING CATS:
It is a very sad reality that cats are often the victims of road accidents.
No one wants to think about his or her cat being harmed, but it’s worth knowing what to do if you should come across one in this situation.
If you able to move the cat
Please take them to a vet and inform the veterinary staff that you are not the owner.
If the cat has no identification, try to spread the word in your neighbourhood through posters and social media that you have discovered an injured cat and taken them to the vet for treatment. Provide your contact details.
If you are unable to stop
Please report the accident through social media, or contact an animal charity as soon as possible - do not let the cat suffer at the road side as poor Jodie did.
Although it is not a legal requirement, please get your cats micro-chipped so if they are injured you can be notified. It is a highly important responsibility of owning a cat.
She was checked for a chip but unfortunately did not have one. She was given strong pain relief, the vet suspected she had be hit by a car.
Jodie was taken back to WAR, but we began to become very concerned as she was unable to pass urine and was deteriorating rapidly.
She was rushed back to the vets for x-rays, which revealed multiple pelvic fractures that could not be repaired. The fractures were also impinging on her spine.
For that reason, the heartbreaking decision was made to let her carry on sleeping peacefully.
WAR Calendar 2018
To remember our brave girl Jodie, the month of October in our WAR calendar has been dedicated to her.
Additionally, the 23rd of October, the day Jodie crossed over to the rainbow bridge, is now Jodie's day.
If you would like to purchase a calendar to help support our charity with veterinary bills, pet food and facilities, please visit our Merchandise page for more information.