A rescue centre has praised the generosity of the local community after receiving more than £1,000 to fund the care of a cat that was injured due to severe maltreatment in Diss last month.
The Diss Express reported in January the plight of Lorelei, a one-year-old ginger female cat who suffered a broken front leg following an incident on the morning of January 8, in which she was reportedly seen thrown from a car window somewhere in the town.
After being taken to Cherry Tree Vets, the Bungay-based Blossoms Rescue Centre put forward £999 to cover the cost of an operation to repair the cat’s leg at Chapelfield Vets in Long Stratton, and later appealed for donations and any information to help track down those responsible for the cruelty,
Since then, a total of £1,245 has been donated, including a £1,000 pledge from well-known businessman Mervyn Lambert, who owns a plant hire firm in Garboldisham.
Sara Higgins, of Blossoms Rescue, told the Diss Express: “It was heartwarming to receive lovely phone calls and cards and we are absolutely over the moon with their amazing generosity.
“We just can’t believe the generosity which has now paid for Lorelei’s op plus the x-rays she will need.
“The vets were thrilled with her progress. Lorelei sends loud purrs to you all.”
The centre is still eager to hear from anybody who may have witnessed the incident which resulted in the cat’s injury or who may know where the animal is from.
To get in touch with Blossoms Rescue, contact Sara on 07788 669640.