Cat has tail amputated after attack in Littlehampton

The Argus: Cat has tail amputated after attack in Littlehampton Cat has tail amputated after attack in Littlehampton

Cruel yobs are believed to have swung a cat round by its tail – leaving vets with no choice but to amputate.

Two-year-old Thomas was so badly injured after the horrific attack that he faced being put down.

But thanks to the heroics of his vets and quick thinking owners, he is now set to make a full recovery – minus the tail.

Owner Jason Wimbleton, 41, let a frightened looking Thomas into his flat in Norfolk Road, Littlehampton.


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Instead of being his usual friendly self, he scurried into the corner of the room and sat in silence.

Mr Wimbleton said: “After a while we knew something was wrong. I presumed he must have been hit by a car so we rushed him to the emergency vets.”

X-rays showed Thomas’s tail had become detached from his body leaving him in horrific pain and unable to go to the toilet.

It looked as if he would have to be put down but vets opted to amputate.

He camethrough the risky procedure and miraculously began to recover.

Mr Wimbleton said: “He’s doing OK but he is a completely different cat.

“He used to let anybody and everybody stroke him.

He was a friendly and bubbly cat. But now he gets nervous around anyone he doesn’t know.”

He added: “The vet said he was either swung around by his tail or had it yanked.

“Whoever did it must be sick in the head. I wouldn’t like to say what I would do if I got my hands on them.”

The incident comes just weeks after another cat called Toby was shot in the face with an air rifle.

The owners, who live just minutes away from Mr Wimbleton in Littlehampton, rushed their two-year-old to the vets where he underwent a three-hour operation.

Mr Wimbleton added: “There seems to be a lot of animal cruelty in the area at the moment.

“There are also reports of cats being poisoned. I think the best thing is to keep people aware of what’s going on and make sure they are keeping an eye out for anything suspicious.”

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11:59am Fri 27 Dec 13

LeonBIank666 says...

I hope the yobs involved get a good whacking one day. Hopefully involving a kick to their meat and two veg followed by a few broken bones and a hot naga chilli inserted in to their tuppence.

Vicious little scumbags.
I hope the yobs involved get a good whacking one day. Hopefully involving a kick to their meat and two veg followed by a few broken bones and a hot naga chilli inserted in to their tuppence. Vicious little scumbags. LeonBIank666

12:12pm Fri 27 Dec 13

MICKY389 says...

One thing about these pathetic little yobs is that when they DO get caught they always start crying for their mummy. I'm delighted to say I have a neighbour in his twenties who has very poor sight being almost an albino, however he studies martial arts and when a bunch of yobs tried to mug him for his mobile phone he beat seven bells out of the three of them, and indeed they started crying for their mummies and the police.
One thing about these pathetic little yobs is that when they DO get caught they always start crying for their mummy. I'm delighted to say I have a neighbour in his twenties who has very poor sight being almost an albino, however he studies martial arts and when a bunch of yobs tried to mug him for his mobile phone he beat seven bells out of the three of them, and indeed they started crying for their mummies and the police. MICKY389

3:14pm Fri 27 Dec 13

ronrostog says...

Utter bastards and things will come round I very much hope.
Utter bastards and things will come round I very much hope. ronrostog

8:03pm Sat 28 Dec 13

gingersandy38 says...

why are cats treated so poorly and why does nothing get done to the people who hurt them like they do. Hopefully they get found and are dealt with in a similar fashion. Then maybe cats will be left alone.
why are cats treated so poorly and why does nothing get done to the people who hurt them like they do. Hopefully they get found and are dealt with in a similar fashion. Then maybe cats will be left alone. gingersandy38

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