Appeal to help pay for emergency treatment for Leverington stray cat Teddy
A woman has launched an appeal to help pay a massive vet bill after she rescued a stray cat with a broken back leg.
Helen Allmond managed to catch the ginger tom after residents living in the Pickards Way area of Leverington reported seeing him with a bad limp.
She took the moggy, she has named Teddy because he's like a big teddy bear, to Mill House vets in King's Lynn and paid out over £1,100 for emergency treatment straight away.
However, poor Teddy needed further treatment including an operation to repair the damaged limb.
Posting on a local social media page Helen appealed for help to cover the costs of the treatment, without which he would have to be put to sleep.
He underwent the operation, which Helen reported had gone well, to repair the leg and she has now taken Teddy home to recover with her other three cats.
She said: "He's such a sweetheart, but he is not chipped."
And added: "The final bill has come to £4,500 and so any help would be gratefully received. I know money is very tight, but I really appreciate all donations - so thank you all so much."
Helen has set up a Gofundme page 'please help this stray cat to get his leg fixed'.