A 15-year-old cat has a spring in his step again after undergoing surgery at one of the top animal hospitals in the Midlands.

The rescued moggy, called Mosie, was sent to Linnaeus-owned West Midlands Veterinary Referrals (WMR) in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, after suffering a fracture to the tibia in his right, hind leg. 

WMR clinical director Andy Whittingham took charge of the case, performing corrective surgery to pin and plate the fracture. Mosie has bounced back brilliantly from the procedure. 

Diane Hadlington, who runs Little Paws Cat Haven in Wolverhampton, collected donations for Mosie’s treatment and is delighted with the outcome. 

Diane explained: “Mosie had been involved in some sort of accident while he was out exploring and had to have his back leg pinned and plated.

“Mosie received such excellent treatment at West Midlands Referrals that he’s recovered amazingly well for an old chap.

“It’s wonderful to see him so very happy again. Initially, I was looking to try to rehome him but he can be a stroppy old man at times and isn’t exactly the co-operative sort. 

“It’s as if he picks his humans, not the other way around – and it seems he has picked and adopted me! 

“So, he will stay here to boss us around forever now, especially my husband who he growls at quite a lot. Mind you, so do I!” 

WMR’s Andy is equally pleased with the successful outcome and happy ending. 

He said: “Mosie presented to us two days after sustaining an injury to his right, hind leg which had been caused by an unknown trauma outside. 

“A radiograph revealed he had sustained a closed, midshaft, comminuted tibial shaft fracture which required surgery. 

“We duly operated and reduced and stabilised the fracture with the aid of orthogonal bone plates, inserting 2.4mm medial and cranial locking plates. Post-operative radiographs showed the surgery had gone very well.” 

WMR provides a wide range of high standard veterinary services delivered by experienced clinicians and supported by state-of-the-art facilities to facilitate accurate diagnosis and treatment. 

 For more information about WMR, visit www.wm-referrals.com or search for West Midlands Veterinary Referrals on social media. 

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