A Hillmorton family’s cat has been left with three legs after it was attacked by a dog.
Jenny Burrows and her family were left devastated last month after their cat Bonnie was attacked by a dog.
The family adopted Bonnie after they found her injured on the street with a severe head trauma and a facial deformity affecting her mouth, nose and eyes.
Miss Burrows said: “Bonnie is thought to be around two years old and has been through so much in this short time. When we took her into our home Bonnie and our five-year-old son Lucas soon became inseparable.”
Last month Bonnie became injured after being attacked by a dog. Miss Burrows said: “Bonnie had numerous wounds but the worst was her front right leg. My partner Rob rushed her to the vets who performed emergency surgery to stabilise Bonnie. She came back to us three days later with metal plates in her leg and a very sorry look on her face.”
The family soon discovered that Bonnie’s emergency surgery had been unsuccessful and was told she would need her full leg amputated.
Miss Burrows said: “Bonnie is well in herself and we believe she will cope very well with just three legs. If we had any doubt then we would not even consider it. Our son Lucas is obviously very upset by Bonnie’s condition and we want to do what is best for them both.”
On Tuesday Bonnie went for her surgery and is doing well but the cost of Bonnie’s treatment has meant Miss Burrows and her partner cannot get married next year as planned because of the cost of on-going care.
She said: “The wedding will not be able to go ahead due to our huge vet bill, which is currently over £2,000. We just can’t afford this amount but at the same time we can’t have our well-loved pet put to sleep.”
The family have now launched a GoFundMe page to help cover Bonnie’s on-going treatment and have so far raised £820. To donate go to: https://www.gofundme.com/BonniesAmputationFund.