Cat gets second chance at life

2015-10-20 06:00
Amanda Kenny and Larry.

Amanda Kenny and Larry.

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THERE was great excitement this week at the Kloof and Highway SPCA as Snatch (a cat that was rescued from a snare last month) was adopted.

According to Lisa Gadd, the SPCA’s outreach officer, on Saturday afternoon, 5 September, the SPCA inspectorate standby team received a call from a concerned member of the public, Dr. Kadwa of Westville. “Dr. Kadwa reported that he and his family had seen an injured stray ginger cat in their garden with wire wrapped around its stomach. He was able to confine the injured cat in a room and Inspector Petros Simamane responded to the call,” said Gadd. “The cat was immediately taken to Sherwood after-hours veterinary clinic to be examined by a vet. It was sedated and x-rayed to ensure that the wire, which was in fact a snare, had not caused any major internal damage. The snare was successfully removed and the wound carefully cleaned.”

Gadd said that the following Monday morning, the recovering stray ginger male cat was brought into the Kloof and Highway SPCA Clinic where it would have a safe place to rest and recover. She warned against use of snares, “Snares are anchored cables or wire nooses set to catch animals. They are one of the simplest traps to make, cheap to produce and easy to set in large numbers and they are a huge problem in many areas because of this. A snare traps an animal around the neck or the body and gradually tightens around the animal the more it tries to struggle and get free and eventually ultimately results in a long and painful death for an animal.”

However Gadd thanked Amanda Kenny and family for opening their heart and home to Snatch now named Larry and for giving him a second chance at a loving home

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