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The cat that ripped her own ears off

The cat has been named Victoria by sanctuary staff Photo: ITV West

A cat that ripped her own ears off because she was in such pain has been found abandoned in Newent in Gloucestershire. The cat, which has been named Victoria, has been operated on by a vet who discovered she had cancer in her ears. He has removed the rest of the diseased skin.

Victoria is now in the lap of luxury - compared to her earlier life Credit: ITV West

Victoria is being looked after by New Start Cat Rescue Sanctuary. The charity's co-ordinator Wendy Hyde says that the animal must have been suffering a lot to have made it do that to herself.

Although the sanctuary has many cats needing homes, Victoria herself is too poorly just yet to leave. You can find out more about their work here.