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Havering RSPCA appeal for help finding home for three-legged cat

Poppet was found limping in Basildon in July (Credit: RSPCA)

The Havering branch of the RSPCA is appealing for help finding a home for a three-legged cat. 

Poppet was spotted limping in Basildon by a member of the public and taken to the vets in July. 

The vet was afraid he might have a broken leg and so he was transferred to the RSPCA Finsbury Park Animal Hospital in London for an examination. 

It revealed he was suffering from an old fracture which had not healed properly and also had deep scabs all over his hip and cat flu. 

Poppet needs a home for Christmas (Credit: RSPCA)

“Poor Poppet was extremely scared and timid at the hospital and was clearly in pain,” said Katherine Ivermee. 

“The vets decided that the best option would be to amputate his leg which would mean less complications and less time recovering.

“Once he was moved to a boarding pod at the branch for some much-needed rest and TLC, he began to relax and became a much more cuddly cat!

“He is now very affectionate and copes well on three legs.”

Poppet has fully recovered, been neutered and vaccinated and has been waiting for a new home since the end of October. 

Poppet sleeping (Credit: RSPCA)

Katherine added: “Poor Poppet has been overlooked so far and we don’t know why. He’s a lovely, happy and sweet boy who just needs someone to give him a loving home in time for Christmas!”

She explained he will need a home with a safe garden, that is away from busy roads, and could live with families who have children who are secondary school aged or older. 

As he has had cat flu before he could still be a carrier and will need to be the only cat. 

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