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Blind Senior Cat Rescued After Days of Being Stuck on a River Bank

A blind ginger cat named Cerys had been missing for about three days when she was found trapped on a river bank in Ammanford. For at least two days, the cat had been unable to move from her precarious position, weakened by the effort of trying to stop herself from falling into the water. Luckily, some kind-hearted people spotted her and called in a rescue team to save her.

The rescue operation was a success, and Cerys was soon reunited with her family. According to Nicole Wallace, an RSPCA animal collection officer who was on the scene, “This poor cat was stuck next to a fast flowing river and wasn’t able to get out of danger on her own. She may have fallen down the embankment or could have even washed down the river. The people who found her had made attempts to reach her, but were unable to safely.”
Miss Wallace added that Cerys must have been very scared during her ordeal and was cold and lethargic when she was rescued. After warming her up, Miss Wallace took her to a vet for a check-up. Fortunately, Cerys was micro-chipped, which helped the rescue team track down her owners. “The owners were in tears on the phone as they had been really worried about her as she had been missing for a few days,” said Miss Wallace.
Despite having only one eye, Cerys is completely blind. Her story is a testament to the importance of micro-chipping your cat, as it can help reunite lost cats with their owners. “I’d like to thank the caller who alerted us to this cat, along with Bush House Vets who were fantastic, and also to the fire service who were able to safely reach the cat who was rescued from a difficult predicament,” said Miss Wallace.
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