A kitten that was thrown from a moving car is recovering well thanks to the generosity of kind-hearted local people who helped fund his surgery.
As previously reported, 10-week-old Hammond was badly injured after the horrific incident on September 7, and was rushed to the Eastfield Vet Clinic in North Thoresby by the Ark Animal Rescue team.
The surgery was a success and Hammond is now settling in to his long-term foster home with a loving new family.
Barbara Pearce, spokesperson for the Ark, told the Leader: “The initial operation came to £589, and with follow ups it came to more than that.
“The donations achieved the full amount, thanks to the generosity of the animal-loving public.
“The amount in excess was put towards a £1,000 spinal operation on a five-year-old shih tzu who came in with a slipped disc.
“The operation was the only chance of a decent quality of life for him, and he is now making a gradual recovery.”
Hammond’s new foster family said: “Hammond has changed so much from the kitten who came to us on September 12, straight from Eastfield Vet Clinic.
“He is growing more confident all the time. I want to thank everyone who donated to his vet bills, to Sue and everyone at the Ark, to all the staff at Eastfield Vets, and to the lovely people who rescued Hammond.
“Without all these people, he wouldn’t be here now.”