This lucky cat is making a remarkable recovery just days after being impaled – on three fence posts.
The ginger moggy, nicknamed Angus, was found stuck on the 8ft metal fence last Friday.
The railings narrowly missed his vital organs, but he underwent emergency surgery at a vets in Hendon, north London, and is now recovering at the RSPCA’s Harmsworth Animal Hospital.
Emma Yelland, networking administrator from RSPCA Harmsworth, said: “Angus is a lovely cat and like most people who have heard about his story, we can’t quite believe he not only survived, but is recovering so well.
“His appetite isn’t great just yet but he’s eaten a few pilchards this morning.
“He’s a bit bewildered from all his trauma over the last few days, but he is very friendly and comfortable.
“He’s bright and alert and up on his feet walking about a little, although we’re trying to limit that while his wounds heal.
“The vets in Hendon who performed the emergency surgery really did save his life, and we’re very pleased we can now have him here with us to continue his recuperation.
“At first we thought he might have to have his back leg amputated, as one of the posts pierced it quite severely, however, the vets were able to save his leg which is fantastic.
“We named him Angus from the children’s film ‘Brave’ as our name theme this month is Disney, and we thought it was very apt as it means ‘strength’ which this little chap certainly has a lot of.”
Stray Angus was discovered by a passer-by, who found the helpless cat impaled on the 8ft tall railings at 3.50am last Friday in Cricklewood, north west London.
He phoned the RSPCA for help and deputy chief inspector Nicole Broster was first to arrive.
The London Fire Brigade cut the metal fence posts before Angus was taken to a local veterinary practice for urgent surgery, saving his life.
He is not microchipped and DCI Broster is continuing to make enquiries.
It is possible that the cat slipped or jumped from a balcony on a nearby block of flats and became impaled, however, nothing is being ruled out at this stage.