Lincoln the cat impaled on railings in Canterbury
Lincoln the cat lost one of his nine lives – as well as one of
his back legs – when he became impaled on railings outside a house
The unlucky pet found himself in a spot of bother after falling
on the sharp spike in Orchard Street at 10.15am on Saturday.
He was discovered impaled on the railings by the owners of the
house, who tried in vain to free him before calling the RSPCA and
Firefighters used specialist equipment to cut the spike off the
railings and Lincoln was taken to the Broadway vets in Herne Bay
with it still in his back right leg.
He was operated on that afternoon and the spike was
removed, but veterinary surgeons had to amputate his leg.
Practice manager Gill Smith said: “Unfortunately we had to take
Lincoln’s leg off but it is quite amazing how cats can manage after
this type of operation.
"He will be able to cope and will compensate for the loss of his
The railing that caused
the injury to Lincoln
“Lincoln is a super cat and his owners were so pleased to have
him back and picked him up on Monday.
“He is now recovering at home.”
Canterbury fire station watch manager Steve Wright said: “It
looked like the cat had slipped while jumping and fallen down onto
“The RSPCA told us what to do.”
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