Submitted by Steve on 11:09, 16th Mar, 2018 | 0

Isabelle Vets recently announced the winner of the Isabelle Vets Pet Hero competition which was Catrina the tabby cat, as voted for by the general public.

All of the nominated finalists were ‘Heros’ in their own right, with over five hundred people voting for their chosen hero in a closely-run competition. On a small Island such as Guernsey, this truly shows the kindness and enthusiasm of people, in taking the time to recognise the bravery of all of these stoic pets.

Catrina was rescued over a year ago by the GSPCA and taken to Isabelle Vets in a really bad way, in fact extremely weak, with breaks, freezing cold and wouldn't have survived had she not been rescued.

Catrina had suffered a terrible road traffic accident, with dreadful tail and rear end injuries that required the amputation of her tail, long-term treatment for the multiple pelvic fractures she suffered and an even longer recovery time for the major skin injuries.

The Isabelle team recently reported in there newsletter "We are extremely pleased to report that the eventual outcome has been a happy one for Catrina. She has since been re-homed with a loving family and has turned into a healthy, slightly naughty and mischievous cat, occasionally climbing the curtains and running over the couch. You would never believe that she had suffered such an ordeal until you notice the scarring over her pelvis.

Her new owner has most generously chosen to donate Catrina’s £300 prize to the GSPCA, where, after her initial treatment and nursing care with Isabelle Vets, Catrina spent many weeks recuperating at the ‘Shelter’.

Without the GSPCA support and care, Catrina may not have ultimately survived. We also want to congratulate one lucky voter, Louise Brun, who has won a secondary prize of £150 worth of supplies or veterinary services from Isabelle Vets. All that is left to say is, congratulations to Catrina, we hope she has a wonderful life in her new loving home."

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "Catrina was a real star here at the GSPCA and I remeber the cold, wet, dark night well when she was rescued by Volunteer Wardens Matt and Jen."

"We were all so worried for her and it is wonderful to see her doing so well."

"Thank you to all that voted for Catrina to be the Isabelle Vets Pet Hero of 2017 and especially to her owner who has kindly donated the prize to help other animals rescued by the GSPCA."

"With over 500 animals in our care our vet bill every month is thousands of pounds and every penny helps the many animals we rescue on a daily basis."

"We have many rescue animals in need of homes and support with their medication and operations and there are many ways to support our work here at the GSPCA."

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