We've just found this poor little thing sitting in our flower bed. We live on one of the Ladder roads. It's got a horrible head injury and we can't tell if it's recent or not. Either way, we're going to call the RSPCA for advice, but if it's your cat please can you message us urgently as he/she needs help!
did the RSPCA scan him/her/ Did you take it to a vet?
He/she got spooked when we tried to pick him/her up and ran away. Not been back to our garden since.
We can't put food out unfortunately because there is a pack of foxes roaming our gardens at the moment and we'd be putting our own cat and our neighbours' cats at risk of being attacked. We're looking out for it constantly though and are hoping it will come back so we can help it.
Yes they do! Our old cat got caught by one coming through the cat flap and it got his tail. Vet confirmed it was a fox bite.
Our cat who was seriously injured by a fox was not old at the time (he's since passed away, hence why I referred to him as our old cat) nor was he a kitten. I also know of other "middle aged" cats on the Ladder who have been attacked by foxes.
I think we'll have to agree to disagree on this!
I've seen a fox go for a cat in my garden, and very nearly caught it.
This happened to my cat too. Bitten around the back end coming throught he cat flap. :(
This looks like the same cat I saw today. It often hangs out around the Duckett’s Common end of Raleigh Rd. I think it might belong to someone on the odd numbered side.
This cat hangs out at the Duckett’s Common end of Raleigh Rd near #105 and was there again this evening when I walked by. I don’t know who it belongs to but it has always looked cared for in the past.The head injury is an open wound with a big flap of flesh hanging off, It really does need to be treated by a vet. i am not able to catch this cat by myself as I have a dodgy arm but am happy to help out if anyone wants to have a go. It is a friendly little thing. Meanwhile I will ring the Cat Protection people first thing Monday for advice.
Just posted this on your new thread, Jane, but copying it here too.
I've just been back down Raleigh Road calling for it but no joy (we don't live on that road, but back onto it). It's definitely not at 105a/b - a child in my child's class at school lives there and they've said they've seen the cat but it doesn't live there. There's a huge HMO on Willoughby Rd (no 20) that backs onto 105 Raleigh - it may be from there. But I don't know what we can do to catch it if it's nowhere to be seen. Plus we tried to pick it up when it was sat in our garden and it got spooked and ran off - we are cat lovers, have cats, so we were being ultra careful with it. It must be really hurting if Jane says it was previously friendly.
If you or someone out there can please get the cat safe inside your home, Stokey Cats & Dogs will arrange to collect the cat from your home and take the cat to the vet as needs urgent vet treatment. (The cat can also be scanned there to check if microchipped). Stokey Cats & Dogs are also a member on HoL.
Hi Justine - see above. I've been calling for it and looking it but it's nowhere to be seen at the moment.