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RSPCA rescue cat with horrific injuries in County Durham

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RSPCA rescue cat with horrific injuries in County Durham

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Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Durham Constabulary

A STRAY cat found with horrific injuries in a County Durham village is making a remarkable recovery in RSPCA care.

The adult female cat had been straying in the Horden area, near Peterlee, but locals became very concerned for her welfare after they noticed her suffering with severe injuries to her face and head.

RSPCA Inspectors Christine Nisbet and Steph Baines were called to collect the cat, who they have nicknamed ‘Phoebe,’ and rushed her to a local vet for urgent treatment.

Christine said: “Poor Phoebe was in a terrible state when we found her.

"She’s been a stray in the area for some time, but these injuries were really severe and she would have been in a lot of pain.

"Her head and face were really swollen, she couldn’t open one of her eyes at all, and she was really weak. She was in desperate need of veterinary treatment.

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