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Betty Sue loses leg after being kicked
A CAT had its leg amputated after being kicked by a cruel attacker.
Gillian Brindley’s young cat, Betty Sue, may still have nine lives, but the furry feline now has to learn how to live on three legs.
Mrs Brindley, 50, thought her 17-month-old pet had been hit by a car after returning home with a severe limp.
But she was shocked when vets told her the fracture was not caused by a car, and was probably the result of someone purposely injuring the animal.
Mrs Brindley, a mother-of-six, from Westray Close, Oakridge, Basingstoke, said: “The fracture was so bad that they had no choice but to amputate. I want people to know that there are people out there doing this and it’s not right. Why would someone kick a cat?
“The vet said the injury was caused by someone booting him. We asked if he could have been run over, but they said no, because there would be particular marks on his paws.”
The vet’s bill cost Mrs Brindley £540.
Mrs Brindley said Betty Sue, who was named before his gender was established, is recovering at home following the operation.
She added: “I’m annoyed because I don’t care how angry people are, you don’t do that to a cat or any animal.
“Betty Sue is curled up now and seems happy, but he only has three legs.”