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Hospital worker hits cat with car - but stops to save its life

By citizenmike  |  Posted: October 03, 2012

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A hospital worker who hit a cat with her car has saved its life by taking it to a vet.

The woman, who does not want to be named, was 'horrified' when she hit the young, black and white female cat as she drove into Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on Great Western Road, in Gloucester, last night at 10.50pm.

She flagged down police officers inside the hospital who brought out a box and she used a towel from her car to get the cat to Wood Veterinary Group in Quedgeley, where the cat remains.

It is being treated today, but the worker wants to locate the owner so that they can be reunited.

She said: "I was horrified. It was dark and I heard this noise. I couldn't just leave it as I don't want to see it suffering. I've lost one of my own cats before and the driver didn't stop so I know how it feels."

The owner of the cat can contact Citizen reporter Mike Wilkinson on 01452 698817 or by email to mike.wilkinson@glosmedia.co.uk.

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  • bonzaharris1  |  October 13 2012, 6:20PM

    lmedgeworth, very sad to hear that she has died. At least she was in her own home, in surroundings that she knew, and with the comfort of you being there.

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  • lmedgeworth  |  October 13 2012, 3:33PM

    Yes she sadly passed away on wednesday nite at home with us .....the op fixed her plevis but she wasnt strong anuff and died very peacefully with me there with her .....

  • FreeRadical1  |  October 13 2012, 3:23PM

    Sadly, another article says that the cat died after the operation.

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  • lmedgeworth  |  October 08 2012, 4:50PM

    BOB FLOPS if u have nothing nice to say then dnt say anything at all ......the cat in question is my cat and has been in my family for 12 years and we were worried out of our minds .......but thankfull there are some kind hearted people about unlike u

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  • lmedgeworth  |  October 08 2012, 4:48PM

    HI she is my cat and will be under goin surgery tommow to fix her broken hip ......thanks for all ur kind words .......and thank you to the ladie who took her to the vets x :-)

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  • gallopingbear  |  October 04 2012, 4:35PM

    Can we have an update on how the cat is, and if it has been reunited with its owner? The driver must have been distraught.

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  • bonzaharris1  |  October 03 2012, 6:18PM

    What a thoroughly decent person this lady is, she has restored my faith in human nature. Hope the cat fully recovers and is very soon reunited with her owner. I would be frantic if anything happened to my cat.

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  • Glevumgirl  |  October 03 2012, 5:10PM

    Sadly not every one is like this- my daughters cat was run over nr St Barnabas , 3 weeks ago.The vet ,despite trying( at a cost over over £600) couldn't save his leg.If only he was able to get help sooner they may have been abkle to do more (but nobody stopped to pick him up & he limped home -maybe hours later )

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  • spindles12  |  October 03 2012, 4:16PM

    Bob-Flaps - only a pr*t for God's sake! It think Bob is a wind up merchant as most, if not all, of his posts on whatever matter are sneering, dismissive and insulting and obviously on this subject he's well in the minority.

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  • Bob_Flaps  |  October 03 2012, 2:14PM

    It's only a cat for gods sake.

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