Baghera & Baloo’s Story
Baghera (Baggy for short) and Baloo are two 6 week old kittens that were dumped by being thrown from a car close to our West Meads surgery. A member of the public saw it happen and managed to catch Baloo and bring him in to the West Meads reception. We organised a search for Baggy and luckily found him hiding up a tree. Head Nurse Natalie managed to bring him down but we then discovered that he had broken his leg.
After a few weeks of recovery, Baggy was a lot better but still had problems with his leg. Because of their traumatic experience, we wanted to rehome them together but with the possibility that Baggy might have to undergo major surgery on his leg later on, we felt we had little option but to rehome him to a member of the practice. Coincidentally, vet Richard Edwards’ menagerie had dwindled to a mere 5 cats (down from a heyday of 18!) and so there was room at his house and they’ve settled in wonderfully! Currently, Baggy’s leg is looking a lot better but we’ll xray it when he comes in to be neutered in January and he’ll get whatever treatment might be necessary. He may have had a broken leg, but it looks like both Baggy and Baloo have landed on their feet after a very traumatic start!