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The heart-breaking story of a poor stray found with his tail snapped in two.

Cats Protection volunteers have been caring for a stray cat found with half of his tail hanging off.

The moggy, who has been named Bobcat, was reported to the Gwent Branch by a kind member of the public who found him in Blackwood on 5 March 2019.

tabby and white cat

“Poor Bobcat was in a terrible state when we first saw him. His tail was snapped in half and it looked extremely painful, so we took him to a vet for emergency treatment,” said Branch Coordinator Glynis Davies.

“How he was injured remains a mystery, but his tail was so badly broken that vets decided to amputate it.

tabby and white cat with injured tail

Bobcat with his broken tail 


“Thankfully Bobcat soon recovered from the operation so he’s now bright-eyed, just not quite as bushy-tailed as he once was.

“He’s managing extremely well without a tail and is already at Cats Protection’s Exeter Axhayes Adoption Centre, looking for a new home.

“Bobcat’s a very friendly and affectionate boy who would love a home where he’ll get plenty of fuss and a warm lap to sit on.”

If you’re interested in adopting Bobcat please visit the Exeter Axhayes Adoption Centre or call 01395 232 377. To find cats looking for homes in your area, visit 

This year Cats Protection’s cat care assistants – who help look after cats like Bobcat at Exeter Axhayes Adoption Centre – are being funded thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, who have raised £404 million to-date for similar good causes.

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