SMOKEY THE CAT
We all know cats have an incredible homing instinct to find their way back to you…. but have you ever thought of what might happen if they were physically unable?
Our client Emma Fraser had this unfortunate circumstance with her beautiful black cat Smokey.
Smokey is a primarily indoor pet but similar to all cats, likes to go on adventures.
One afternoon Emma was on her balcony overlooking her property when she recognised Smokey’s meow. Following this cry she found Smokey in her neighbours property with her leg stuck at the top of a 6ft fence.
Emma tried to free Smokey’s leg from the palings but it was unfortunately stuck in a very tight spot. Clearly very distraught, Emma called out to her mother who was luckily staying with her at the time.
Her mother ran over and held Smokey up while Emma went to get help.
Due to the immense pain Smokey was in she lashed out at Emma’s mother who could do nothing else but bravely continue to hold her up whilst being attacked.
Hearing the fearful screams the neighbours ran down to help, first calling the fire brigade and a local vet. With neither able to provide help, Emma was feeling desperate and that no one was coming to free Smokey.
One of her neighbours had used SuncoastVet Battery Hill in the past and called the clinic in hope of assistance. Within a matter of moments our SuncoastVet team got in the car and raced down to help. Upon arrival our team immediately sedated Smokey to help calm her down.
The team was able to remove part of the fence to free her.
Smokey stayed in clinic for multiple days under surveillance, allowing time for Emma and her mother to take care of their own injuries unintentionally sustained from Smokey.
Miraculously Smokey’s leg was not broken and she has made a full recovery. Although now an indoor cat and a lot more affectionate towards her family, she is lucky to have survived such an ordeal.
This is one of the many incredible SuncoastVet Stories, showing the dedication and compassion our team has for our local communities and their families.