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25th March 2019

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

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

“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 Cats Protection branch co-ordinator Glynis Davies.

Tabby cat in a rescue centreHow 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 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.”

Bobcat was initially cared for by volunteers at Cats Protection’s Gwent Branch after he was found in Blackwood on Tuesday 5 March 2019.

If you’re interested in adopting Bobcat or finding out more about adopting a cat, please visit the Exeter Axhayes Adoption Centre, Clyst Honiton, or call 01395 232377.

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.


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 Exeter Axhayes Adoption Centre 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. Funds from players of People’s Postcode Lottery are being used to support Volunteer Team Leader and Cat Care Assistant roles at Cats Protection’s 35 centres across England, Scotland and Wales.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. More information about the work of Cats Protection’s Exeter Axhayes Adoption Centre can be found at

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