Ginger tomcat, Skittles, was found impaled on railings near to his home. Incredibly he was still alive, but was unable to move. After a passerby called the RSPCA, he was rescued by the London Fire Brigade and taken to a nearby vet.
Stunned that he hadn’t died from the fall or the injuries, the vets performed emergency surgery to remove the railings from Skittles. Miraculously, the railings had narrowly missed all his vital organs, and they were even able to save his back leg, which at first they thought might have to be amputated. His owner, who had been desperately searching for him, finally spotted his story in the papers and realised it was him. They were reunited, but Skittles still wasn’t completely out of the woods, he ended up needing two further operations to help him recover.
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