A horrified cat owner discovered that beloved pet had been impaled by a bamboo cane when it tried to force its way through the cat flap with the stick still inside.
Jaffa the 12-year-old tabby moggy was found at his home on Stonehaven Road, Aylesbury, on Monday, May 10.
He was halfway through the cat flap, but got stuck because of a bamboo cane which had gone into the top of his back and through his body, before coming out of the bottom of his belly.
Jaffa was rushed to the vet by his owner and had the cane was successfully removed. He is now recovering well from the serious injury.
RSPCA Inspector Jamie Godfrey and believes that the injuries may have been caused deliberately.
Inspector Godfrey said: “The vet said they had never seen anything like this before. It may have been an accident and Jaffa could have fallen onto the bamboo cane, but it seems unlikely.
He must have had such a strong desire to get home that he fought through the pain to get thereRSPCA inspector Jamie Godfrey
“It is amazing that Jaffa survived given his injuries. He must have had such a strong desire to get home that he fought through the pain to get there.”
Anyone with information about Jaffa’s injuries is asked to leave a message for inspector Godfrey by calling the RSPCA’s inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.