Blaze pressTwo North Wales RSPCA branches and Cats Protection Colwyn & District have come together to provide vital funding for surgery for a tortoiseshell kitten found homeless in Prestatyn.

A member of the public found the four-month old female kitten in the North Wales town, with a badly damaged leg that required urgent amputation to protect her.

The bones in the kitten’s leg were completely crushed when she was found. It is believed her limb had been trapped for a considerable period of time – meaning surgery was urgent, and necessary.

In total, £600 was needed to fund the surgery – and, with no known owner, local North Wales charities stepped in to help the kitten.

RSPCA’s Clwyd and Colwyn Branch and the RSPCA’s Aberconwy Branch contributed £300 combined in funding, and Cats Protection Colwyn & District also donated £300 towards the treatment.

The kitten has since recovered well from the surgery, and she is continuing her rehabilitation process with a foster carer, who has named her ‘Blaze’.

Kieren Barlow, Branch Manager for RSPCA Clwyd and Colwyn, said:

“Thankfully, a member of the public found Blaze, who must have been through a horrendous ordeal for her leg to be in such a desperate state.

“It was fantastic to be able work with a neighbouring RSPCA branch, and Cats Protection Colwyn & District, with us all coming together to help this kitten, who was in such urgent need of support.

“Helping Blaze is another example of the work we are doing each and every day to further animal welfare in the local community.”

Carol Fogerty, from Cats Protection Colwyn & District, added:

“This goes to show what can be achieved for an animal in need, where RSPCA branches, Cats Protection branches, vets and the public all work together for the good of an animal.

“With all of those individuals and organisations teaming up, we have achieved the best result for Blaze.”