A bedraggled kitten rescued from appalling conditions before Christmas has made a remarkable recovery after being rehomed.
The Persian-cross, named Molly, was at death’s door when she and 12 other cats were saved from a squalid property in Treorchy, south Wales, in November.
Vets found a tumour in her ear canal and she was also suffering from cat flu, an ear infection, was underweight and had a severe head tilt.
She was also displaying repeated ‘circling behaviour’ which is associated with distress.
Vets went ahead with an operation to remove the tumour – which turned out to be non-cancerous – even though they weren’t sure she would recover.
Molly was quickly rehomed in Rhondda Cynon Taf, south Wales, after the operation and has made an amazing recovery over the festive period.
Her new owner – named only as Mrs Jackson – said: “I am so pleased I could give her a new home for Christmas.
“Life already wouldn’t be the same without her here. She is such a happy and affectionate little thing.
“She is recovering so well and is the happiest little companion, who now has long fur, is incredibly playful and has a real zest for life.
“She loves playing with her toys, and her circling has decreased a lot.”
RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper said: “It’s miraculous – in all my years at the RSPCA I’ve rarely seen a comeback like this.
“She’s well on the road to recovery and is the happy news we all needed this Christmas.
“Initially her prospects were really bad, vets thought she might be at death’s door.
“Fortunately the operation was a complete success and the staff at Maes Glas vets in Brackla were absolutely fantastic.”