A kitten struck by a train in England was dubbed as a “miracle cat” after making a complete rehabilitation thanks to an animal charity. One-year-old Jay from Ilford, Essex, lost one of his nine lives after wandering onto the train tracks near his home and losing a leg during an accident.
His owner, 45-year-old Darren Danks said: “Jay likes travelling but never goes too far from home. For him to go missing was somewhat out of character and I was really concerned. After I had been by for some hours I realized something was wrong.”
“I glanced outside and found Jay sitting on the other side of our fence. I called his name out and he began cautiously hobbling over. I was shocked when I noticed the absent one of his legs behind him.”
Despite his horrific injuries, Jay managed to jump a 9ft fence and return to his garden. He was taken to the Ilford PDSA Pet Hospital in critical condition. His right hind-leg and tail were amputated and he was kept in hospital for a week but has now made an incredible recovery.
Mr Danks said: “We don’t think about life without Jay, he means the world to us, and he’s just a big part of our lives. My wife is deaf and Jay is a massive source of support for her-he still pulls us up when we are down.’’
He is thankful that Jay survived and considers it not less than a miracle