Front-line officers rescue cat
Waikato District Police shared this story of a lifesaving act.
Towards the end of last year the Huntly Police came across Cleo clinging onto life in the middle of State Highway 1, Huntly. They stopped to help and took her straight to the vets.
Subsequently the vet decided that it would be in everyone’s interest for the cat to be put down but the cat and police decided no.
Cleo was found covered in scabs with rotten teeth, a urine infection, and was flea ridden, in major need of some help.
$800 later and a few months of care down the track she is ready for a new home. Albeit she is missing a few teeth.
$600 of this was actually paid for out of a cops own pocket, a true animal lover.
Now that she's on the mend and has increased in weight, is scab free and loves all other cats, Cleo is being looked after at a shelter, waiting for a forever home. The shelter has, over the past 12 months, re-homed more than 250 animals.
Caption: Before and after pictures of Cleo the cat.