A special fundraising appeal has been launched by the RSPCA’s Stafford, Wolverhampton and District branch to raise money to pay for the treatment of a poorly cat who was hit by a car.


Black and white cat Harper came into the RSPCA’s care on 12 June after being picked up by an inspector following the incident. As a result of the collision, Harper suffered a fractured pelvis and was put on cage rest.

Everything seemed to be going fine, Harper was eating and drinking with no problems, but unfortunately, things took a turn for a worse. Harper’s fosterer, Jackie, noticed after a few days she had stopped eating and had not been to the toilet, Harper was immediately rushed to the vets. Sadly the news was not good.

Following x-rays it was discovered that Harper had also suffered a crushed colon in the accident, which meant the contents of her bowels had begun to back up inside her. This was extremely serious.  Harper was referred to a specialist vet, as a complex and expensive surgery was required to relieve Harper of this very painful and life-threatening injury

Tracey Rogers, trustee and treasurer for the branch, said: “If it hadn’t been for the quick actions of Jackie and our vet this injury could have been fatal.

“The specialist surgery was carried out quickly, as time was critical.  Harper now has a three-inch scar on her back from the operation and is on cage rest, however, the vet is amazed at how well she is recovering and Harper should make a full recovery and live a long, happy and normal life

“Harper has really been in the wars, firstly being involved in a road traffic accident which resulted in a fractured pelvis, followed by a crushed colon due to the fracture. Unfortunately the costs for Harper’s treatment will be approximately £2,500. This is a huge amount of money for our branch, especially with the influx of kittens and cats we have had come into care over the last couple of months and as such we are hoping that we can raise the funds to pay the vet bill with the help of our supporters and fellow animal lovers.”

Jackie added: “Throughout her ordeal Harper has been extremely brave, she has never hissed or been grumpy, she has purred all the time and been the perfect patient.

“Once Harper has fully recovered and has a clean bill of health she be available for rehoming, we will be looking to find her the purrfect home where she will be loved and spoilt.”

Anyone who wishes to donate towards Harper’s care can do so via the branch’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rspcastaffswolves and clicking on “Donate Now”.

Alternatively, you can send a cheque payable to RSPCA Stafford, Wolverhampton & District Branch to PO Box 7190, Huntington, Cannock, WS12 9HB.