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Cat with paw 'hanging off' rescued by RSPCA in Throwley, Faversham, now being cared for in Canterbury

By Brad Harper

A cat has been rescued by an animal charity which saw its paw literally "hanging off".

The RSPCA has launched an appeal to find the owner of the ginger and white feline found with severe injuries in Throwley, Faversham.

The male moggy - named Aslan by RSPCA staff - was immediately taken to the vets with the horrific injuries to his hind left leg.

Vets explained it appears Aslan may have become trapped in a wire fencing or something similar Pic: RSPCA (15015895)
Vets explained it appears Aslan may have become trapped in a wire fencing or something similar Pic: RSPCA (15015895)

Vets fear Aslan may have become trapped in a wire fencing, or something similar, and self-mutilated to free his paw. His leg was also fractured in four places.

His injuries were so severe the vets had to amputate his leg but he is "recovering well".

Tara Luxford, deputy manager at the RSPCA Canterbury branch, which is now caring for Aslan, said: “Poor Aslan came into our care in a bad way.

"His injuries were horrific and you could literally see his paw hanging off and his bones had splintered through his foot. It was a mess.

The ginger and white cat was named Aslan by the RSPCA Pic: RSPCA (15015893)
The ginger and white cat was named Aslan by the RSPCA Pic: RSPCA (15015893)

"Thankfully, Aslan was found when he was. The injury was so severe the vets had to amputate his leg but he is recovering well now.

“Apart from this horrible injury, he was in very good health so we are hoping he has an owner.

"Sadly, Aslan is not microchipped so we have been unable to trace an owner so far.

"We are really hoping there is an owner out there looking for this ginger moggy as that would be the perfect happy ending for him.”

If this is your cat and/or have recently lost a cat in the area, contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

Escaped animals, unusual finds and news from the RSPCA can all be found here.

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