A quick-thinking vet saved the life of a three-year-old cat after she was hit by a car and left bleeding to death on the side of the road.
Jo Brand, from Wood Green, the Animals Charity vet, was driving behind the accident and saw Phoebe, a tortoiseshell cat, lying injured by the roadside.
The vet rushed her to a nearby practice for emergency treatment.
A spokeswoman for Wood Green said: “Tragically Phoebe was not micro-chipped so her owners could not be contacted, but Wood Green stepped into the breach and offered to continue her treatment. Since then staff have been giving this incredibly affectionate cat the round-the-clock care, love and attention that she deserves.
“Phoebe arrived, temporarily blind and terrified following her head trauma. Sadly, her facial injuries were so severe that her right eye could not be saved but veterinary eye specialist David Williams was called in to save her left eye,” the spokeswoman added.
“It really was touch and go,” explained Jane Harrup, from Wood Green, “but we were determined to give her the best possible treatment, to save as much of her vision as we could.”
Phoebe will not be available for rehoming just yet, but soon she will be ready to reach the end of her journey, taking her from death’s door to the arms of a loving family.
She is just one of the thousands of animals that come through the doors of Wood Green, the Animal Charity each year. To find out more or to offer a forever home please have a chat with a member of the team on 0844 248 8181 or visit www.woodgreen.org.uk