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Kitten found dumped in plastic box has surgery

A 14-week-old kitten who was found abandoned in a box has had to have complex surgery costing over £1,800.

Spencer was handed in to Cats Protection’s Haslemere Adoption Centre by members of the public who found the box dumped on a road nearby.

Spencer’s mother Scarlet and sister Sugar were also in the box. According to the Cats Protection charity, all three cats were very hot and lucky to have been discovered in time.

“It’s shocking enough that the cats were dumped, but the fact poor Spencer was in such a state is just heartbreaking. The poor cats have definitely used at least one of their nine lives.” said Hannah Ashwell, Cats Protection’s Regional Fundraising Manager.

Scarlet and Sugar have been given the all clear but Spencer was in need of a little more investigation. After a referral to a specialist vets, X-rays showed that Spencer had a fracture to the top of his right femur.

Because of his injuries, Spencer needed some complex surgery on his hip to stabilise the joint.

“He’s been recovering from his surgery at a fosterer’s house along with his sister Sugar,” said Hannah. “As soon as Spencer is well enough, they will be looking for their forever homes.”

Anyone wishing to donate to Spencer’s care should visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/haslemere-cats-spencer

Any funds raised above the centre’s target will be used to help other cats and kittens currently in the care of the charity’s Haslemere Adoption Centre.