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25th March 2019

No one was sure Bobcat would live to tell the tale when he was found in Blackwood with half of his tail hanging off.

But thanks to a kind member of the public who alerted volunteers at Cats Protection’s Gwent Branch to his plight, Bobcat received the lifesaving veterinary treatment he so desperately needed.

Tabby cat

“Poor Bobcat was in a terrible state when we first saw him - his tail was snapped in half and it looked extremely painful,” said Cats Protection’s Gwent Branch co-ordinator Glynis Davies.

Cats Protection volunteers took Bobcat, a tabby and white semi-long haired cat, to Summerhill Veterinary Centre, Newport, for emergency treatment.

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

Glynis said: “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 very friendly and affectionate.”

After he was found on Tuesday 5 March, Bobcat, who’s believed to be about three-years-old, was initially cared for by a local volunteer cat fosterer.

He has now been moved to a Cats Protection Adoption Centre in south-west England where it’s hoped he’ll find a permanent home locally.

If you’d like to support the Cats Protection Gwent Branch in their work to help cats like Bobcat, you can donate via their Just Giving page:


For further information or an interview, please contact Cats Protection’s Media Office on 01825 741 911, at, or @CPMediaTeam on Twitter.

Notes to Editors:

  1. Cats Protection’s Gwent Branch is part of a national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 36 centres that help around 200,000 cats and kittens each year.
  2. Cats Protection’s registered charity number is 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland). The charity’s vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
  3. Founded as the Cats Protection League in 1927, the charity adopted the name Cats Protection in 1998. We ask that you use the name Cats Protection when referring to the charity.
  4. More information about the work of the Gwent Branch can be found at
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