Do you believe that cats have nine lives? In a disturbing incident in London, a cat might have lost three of his lives after being impaled by metal fence posts.
An absolute miracle, the cat, who was impaled on the 8-feet tall railings outside a block of flats in Cricklewood, was spotted by a passerby.
The passerby saw a cat stuck on the metal fence posts early in the morning.
The passerby immediately phoned The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).
The feline was lucky to be alive as the fence posts narrowly missed the cat's vital organs.
One post pierced his back leg and another pierced through his abdomen. The cat underwent surgery and is already recovering.
Nicole Broster, Deputy chief inspector, said:
“When I took the emergency call about a cat impaled on fence posts, I was extremely worried and couldn’t believe that the cat was still alive.”
“When I got there I was incredibly shocked – in all my years with the RSPCA I have never seen anything like it.”
He said that he called the London Fire Brigade to bring special equipment for the rescue operation.
They cut through the metal railings in the hopes that the cat can survive the horrendous ordeal.
“The fire service was absolutely fantastic and I cannot thank them enough.”
“Not only did they cut the railings, they also transported the cat to the nearest vets as the railings wouldn’t fit in my vehicle.”
“They even stayed to help at the vets by holding up the heavy railings so I could comfort the poor cat while the vet examined him and prepared for emergency surgery.”
It is still unclear how the cat ended up on the fence.
It’s possible that he slipped or jumped from a high place and got stuck on the posts.
Family Helps Pregnant Stingray Give Birth On The Beach
This is one of the many rescue stories that should restore your faith in humanity.
A stingray that got pulled from a line and stranded on the beach has just given birth to baby stingrays - all thanks to a family of beachgoers who were at the scene.
Apparently, the stingray got its jaw stuck in a hook and it is believed that it got caught on a fishing line. While lying on its back on the shore, a group of people saw little barbs emerging from its cloaca and that's when they realize that the sea creature is actually pregnant.
The stingray is reportedly caught on the line by accident.
Snapping Turtle Allegedly Fed Puppy By Teacher Is Euthanized
A science teacher reportedly fed the live puppy to a snapping turtle.
Authorities have euthanized the snapping turtle that, allegedly, was fed with a live puppy by an Idaho school teacher. As previously reported, Preston Junior High teacher Robert Crosland was accused of feeding an innocent puppy to the reptile in front of students on Wednesday.
Idaho officials seized the turtle and then euthanized it amidst investigation into allegations against Crosland, CBS reported. The state Department of Agriculture issued a statement on Friday saying that snapping turtles are an invasive species in Idaho and one would require a permit to own it.
Snapping turtles are omnivorous and they could be a threat to the native species in the area.
Vegan YouTuber Criticized After Forcing Her Carnivorous Fox On A Vegan Diet
She insists feeding meat to animals is considered animal abuse.
A YouTube star in Barcelona, who also happens to be an animal rights activist, is now in hot water after posting photos of her thin pet Fennec fox. Not only that, vegan YouTuber Sonia Sae also revealed that her pet named Jumanji is actually following a plant-based diet.
Now, her followers -- mostly animal advocates -- are calling her out because of how she's treating the animal, which is classified as an obligate carnivore. Sonia said Jumanji has been observing a vegan diet ever since he was rescued from a breeder in 2014.