Lucky recovering after dog attack

Michelle and Leanne Murphy with their cat 'Lucky', which has had a leg amputated after it was attacked by a dog. June 1st 2011 E22050M
Michelle and Leanne Murphy with their cat 'Lucky', which has had a leg amputated after it was attacked by a dog. June 1st 2011 E22050M

A PET cat had to have its leg amputated after it was attacked by a dog.

Lucky, a 13-year-old tom, was out in his garden at around 7am on Saturday morning (May 28) when his owner Michelle Murphy heard a screeching sound.

Poor Lucky then returned home with a broken leg.

Lucky was taken to the vet by Michelle’s 22-year-old daughter Leanne because Michelle and her husband were out for the day.

Leanne was told the family pet may have to be put down or undergo an expensive operation costing around £1,000.

The family decided to have Lucky’s leg amputated at a cost of £400.

Michelle said, “It was very upsetting.

“We were out for the day and my husband burst into tears on the coach. My daughter was also very upset.”

The moggy is making good progress after his operation and is managing to move about with ease.

His mum Jess, who also lives with the Murphy family, was a little fazed by the incident but she too is getting used to her three-legged son.

However, the family say the dog owner should not have allowed the attack to take place and they are appealing for them to come forward and help with the cost of Lucky’s treatment.

Leanne saw a dog running away from the scene of the incident and describes it as a Hungarian Vizsla-type dog.

The family say the dog was well looked after but appeared to be out alone and was wearing a red and black harness.