A seven-month-old kitten has been found with his ‘throat slit’ after going missing from his home in Grangemouth, Scotland, home two weeks ago.
The young moggy – named Rudey – hadn’t been seen for a fortnight after disappearing from his Stirlingshire home earlier this month.
Thankfully, Rudey was discovered alive on Thursday last week. But the little cat had suffered a gruesome and painful-looking wound across his neck, writes Daily Record.
Generous campaigners have donated over £2,000 for his treatment as part of a GoFundMe to help with vet bills.
He’s currently undergoing regular observations at a local surgery.
It’s not yet known how the nasty-looking injury occurred. A local rescue centre has stepped in to help with Rudey's recovery.
Lyn Reid, of Lyn’s Small Animal Rehoming, said: “It’s hard to say how Rudey was injured, it’s a very clean cut but the vet thinks it might have happened when he first went missing.
“So with all the infection and skin that’s already dead and can’t be saved we are in for a long hard fight with the wee guy.
“But he’s only seven months so deserves a chance.
“He’s to go every two days to the vet to have the gash packed, as well as painkiller and antibiotic injections and this will take months of treatment.
“His mandible is also showing so it’s not gonna be easy.”
She added: “I really hope this has just been an accident and nobody is responsible.”
Both the cat's owner and the Scottish SPCA are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.
Chief superintendent Mike Flynn said, “We were shocked and saddened to hear of the kitten found in Grangemouth.
“This incident has not been reported to us and we would encourage anyone with any information to call our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999 or Police Scotland on 101."
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