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Pet cat wounded

PUBLISHED: 14:55 01 May 2008 | UPDATED: 20:17 05 July 2010

A cat owner has been left shocked after someone tried to cut the tail off her beloved pet.

Luckily the ginger tom, called Chad, kept his tail, but has been left with a deep wound at the base of the tail which went through the muscle.

A cat owner has been left shocked after someone tried to cut the tail off her beloved pet.

Luckily the ginger tom, called Chad, kept his tail, but has been left with a deep wound at the base of the tail which went through the muscle.

The four-year-old cat returned home in Oulton Broad covered in blood, and owner Janet Wilson was shocked to discover the injury had been done on purpose. It happened in the Hall Road area while Chad was out of the house between 6pm and 10.15pm.

He was taken to the vet, who tried to stitch the tail, but this did not work and Chad now has an open wound which needs to be regularly cleaned while it heals.

Mrs Wilson said: “I think it must have happened close by, just before he came in. It was fresh blood. I looked at his feet to see if they were cut but the blood was all around his back end. I tried to lift his tail and it was a mess. He was terrified and very subdued.

“I just didn't know what to think. When I took him to the vet and explained, they said the cut was far too deep for an animal to have caused it.”

The vets told Mrs Wilson that the wound was probably inflicted using a very sharp object used with some force, and Chad's tail would have been lifted up and cut in a sweep and slice motion.

Mrs Wilson, who has two other cats and two dogs, said: “I really didn't want to believe what had happened but the vets were all of the same opinion that nothing else could have caused it. I can't imagine who or why someone would want to do this.”

Despite his ordeal, Chad is making good progress and is keen to return outside.

Police are asking anyone with information to call PCSO Quantrill on 01986 835300.

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