Head nurse Tara Evans from our Rye branch of Cinque Ports Vets, assisted by PC Richard Perchard of Sussex Police, managed a difficult pet rescue at Rye Railway Station on Thursday 13th February.
A black & white cat had been spotted cowering under the footbridge by rail passengers and there were fears that it was injured. Tara had to lie flat on wet, muddy ground in order to reach the cat which fortunately did not resist. There was one heart stopping moment though, because as Tara grasped the cat by the scruff, the gathered crowd of onlookers began to clap and cheer. She managed to retain her grip on the startled animal and wriggling out backwards, soon had the cat safely stowed in a secure carrier. Back at the surgery, it became evident that the cat had a pelvic injury, possibly from a road accident. Aged around eight, she appeared well cared for and was very friendly. Alerts went out via Facebook and Twitter and it wasn’t long before the worried and grateful owner arrived at Rye Surgery. Cinque Ports Vets would like to thank Sussex Police for their assistance in the rescue.