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Stray cat found with 'tail snapped in half' ready to find new Exeter home

Bobcat needed lifesaving treatment after he was found with a completely snapped tail. Credit: Cats Protection

A stray cat found with his "tail snapped in half" is now ready to find a new home in Exeter after receiving lifesaving treatment.

Bobcat was initially looked after by the Cats Protection team in Gwent, Wales, after he was found in Blackwood on Tuesday 5 March.

According to the charity he was in a "terrible state" with his tail "snapped in half".

Bobcat has since had his tail amputated.

He's now being looked after by volunteers at Cats Protection's Axhayes Adoption Centre in Exeter and is ready to find a new home.

Volunteers weren't sure if Bobcat would survive the ordeal, but he responded well to treatment. Credit: Cats Protection

The cause of his injury remains a mystery but the stray has recovered well from the ordeal.

Thankfully Bobcat soon recovered from the operation so he's now bright eyes, just not quite as bushy-tailed as he once was.

– Glynis Davies, Cats Protection branch co-ordinator

According to the charity, Bobcat is a "very friendly and affectionate boy who would love a home where he’ll get plenty of fuss and a warm lap to sit on.”

If you’re interested in adopting Bobcat or finding out more about adopting a cat, visit the Exeter Axhayes Adoption Centre, Clyst Honiton, or call 01395 232377.