A badly injured kitten has been chosen as the face of a new fundraising campaign by Wood Green, The Animals Charity to help abandoned pets.
Paddington was in a life-threatening condition when he was found in a cardboard box, dumped in a garden in central London. He was cold, hungry and his eye was so badly injured he couldn’t open it.
The unfortunate kitten was rushed to the charity and vets operated on him immediately. However, while they saved his life, his eye was too damaged and the surgeons had no option but to remove it.
Following his operation, the Wood Green team nursed Paddington back to health, treated him for fleas and gave him a microchip. He has since made an amazing recovery and has been rehomed with fellow feline Basil, who was also rescued by the charity.
Vanessa Cunningham, Wood Green’s director of veterinary services, said: “A member of our team named this sweet little kitten Paddington on account of his marmalade-coloured fur. We couldn’t do anything about his past, but we could give him a name and a future.”
Following his ordeal and his amazing recovery, Paddington’s inspirational story has seen him chosen as the poster boy of Wood Green’s latest fundraising campaign, through which the Charity is urging members of the public to raise money to support more kittens like Paddington.
You can donate now by:
- calling Wood Green’s donation hotline on 0300 303 9876
- visiting www.woodgreen.org.uk/paddington
- texting PURR to 70500 to donate £5 and fund microchipping for another kitten