Practice joins funding drive to pay for OAP’s injured cat’s treatment
Parklands Veterinary Group has thrown its weight behind a campaign to raise funds to help a pensioner pay for her injured cat’s treatment after it was found trapped between two fence panels, having been hit by a car.
A post shared on the Dungannon practice’s Facebook page from Rescue Cats NI read: “HELP NEEDED FOR A PENSIONER
“So I was contacted by Lost Paws on Fri evening about a wee cat that had possibly been involved in an RTC then was trapped between fence panels. She had a dislocated hip and fractured pelvis to start with. I agreed to take her.
“She is under the care of Parklands Vets Dungannon. They scanned her quickly on the first evening and no chip was found. Once she got settled and was given pain relief she was rescanned on Sat and a chip was found!!
“So the wee cat belongs to a pensioner and had been missing for one day. The vet explained what the injuries were and the owner asked them to do all they could to save her. I felt so happy the wee cat had an owner I offered to make a donation. This wee lady is on pension credits and has already paid some money towards the surgeries.
“The first surgery took place yesterday and revealed more extensive injuries so 2 or 3 surgeries may be required pushing the bill up to around £1,200.
“Parklands have been so good with this wee cat and it’s owners and are doing everything they can to help. I know I’ve my own fundraising going but this wee lady needs help with the bill. The cat is spayed, vaccinated and chipped and is dearly loved.
“Would anyone like to contribute? Anything raised over the next few days will go towards clearing her bill. Thank you so much.xx.”
Anyone who wants can do so by visiting https://paypal.me/rescuecatsni?locale.x=en_GB or you can donate directly to Parklands Vets Dungannon on