Cat makes ‘miracle’ recovery as she finds new home after being hit by bus
A cat who recovered “by a miracle” after being hit by a bus in March has found her new home.
Trudie, four, suffered serious head injuries when she was hit by a bus in Luton, Bedfordshire, and fled before she could be treated.
Staff and volunteers at the RSPCA’s Southridge Animal Center in Hertfordshire were able to locate her 16 days after her accident and she was rushed to a local vet for treatment to reattach her jaw and remove her eye damaged.
Southridge Deputy Director Mona Jorgensen said: âIt was a miracle she survived these horrific injuries, especially since they kept her from eating.
“She showed that she was a real fighter.”
The RSPCA team named the cat Trudie, after Ste Gertrude the patron saint of cats, and nursed her to good health for six months before beginning the search for a new home.
Ms Jorgensen said: âAfter her operation she was tube fed for the first week and then when she got to our cattery we slowly weaned her off the normal food and helped her get back to normal. to walk.
âWe all spent so much time with Trudie and she had a special place in all of our hearts.
“After everything we had been through, we knew we had to find the most amazing home for her.”
Dennis Hooper and his partner Shirley Carter, from South Mimms, Hertfordshire, have decided to welcome the cat, where she is settling in well.
âWe’re big animal lovers, especially cats, and I knew I would choose an animal that had gone through the worst times so that I could show them a good life,â he said.
âIt is shattering; she loves stories and she’s really a sweetheartâ¦ She’s progressing very well.
“When she was rescued she was in such a condition and was really emaciated as she hadn’t eaten in 16 days, but now she’s getting a little bit dirty so we have to cut down on her food a bit!”