Cat needs Eastbourne home after surviving fall from Birling Gap

The cat recovering after his fall from Birling Gap SUS-150610-172908001
The cat recovering after his fall from Birling Gap SUS-150610-172908001

A cat has used eight of its nine lives after surviving a fall from Birling Gap last week.

The cat was found by staff from the South Downs National Trust on Tuesday (September 29) surviving the fall with only a broken canine tooth and a small fracture on the jaw.

Despite some injuries, the cat is safe and well, and now needs a new home in Eastbourne.

National Trust staff took the moggy to Eastbourne Vets on Green Street, where he was treated for his injuries.

A veterinary nurse at Eastbourne Vets said, “He is making a full recovery. He avoided any serious damage to any of his limbs but has some injuries to his face.

“We think he must be quite some way from his home as, from his demeanour, he clearly isn’t a feral cat.”

As the cat did not have a collar or microchip, the vets will try to find him a new home once he has fully recovered.

A spokesperson for the National Trust said, “He is such a cutie. We would love to have him as an office cat but it’s not possible because of night times and, given that he fell off the cliff once, we’re not sure it’s the best place for him.”

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