Abandoned alleycat learns how to walk again at Battersea
Moomin was spotted by a young couple, trying to crawl down an alleyway.
An abandoned alleycat has learnt how to walk again after being dumped in Lambeth, unable to use her back legs.
Moomin the cat was spotted by a young couple, who noticed a pushchair had appeared in an alleyway by their home. When they went to investigate a few hours later, they spotted a small black and white cat trying to crawl away.
After taking her home, the couple took her to the Battersea centre in London.
The team discovered Moomin was suffering from Metaphyseal Osteopathy, a disease that can severely affect an animal’s mobility and bones.
She had a fracture in her right back leg and reduced bone density in her left back leg.
Battersea’s cattery manager, Rachel Saunders, said: “Moomin has really come a long way since she first arrived at Battersea. It was heartbreaking to see such a young cat struggling to walk and clearly in pain. We’re incredibly grateful to the members of the public who did the right thing by rescuing her from an uncertain fate and bringing her to us.
“After a wobbly start to life, lucky Moomin has now found her feet and we hope it won’t be long until she also finds a new home.”
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