A poorly cat has received a second chance in life by vets after being abandoned.
Beau was taken to veterinary clinic Medivet in Billinge after being found malnourished, and with two large growths on her front paws, on a doorstep in Kings Moss last Wednesday.
Staff tried desperately to find Beau a place at a rescue centre but when nowhere could take her they were left with only one option.
Faye Lakin, a veterinary nurse, said: “We were left in the situation where putting her to sleep was the only option.
“But as we were talking about it she started purring, rubbing up against our legs and looking at us with these big eyes.
“We decided we couldn’t do it. That is not our job, we are here to make her better.”
Faye and her colleagues began raising money to pay for Beau’s tests and treatment and have since discovered that the growths on Beau’s front pads have been caused by chronic inflammation, infection and ulceration.
Medivet have offered to pay for the remaining diagnostic treatments but Faye still needs funds to cover the cost of the medication Beau needs to get her back to full strength.
“We think that Beau is around two or three but looks younger because she is so malnourished,” Faye added.
“She must have been someone’s pet because she is so affectionate but instead of getting her treatment they have just dumped her.
“We have put bandages on her front legs which she wasn’t best pleased about but she is getting used to them now.”
It is unclear how much Beau’s treatment will cost but any extra funds will be given to animal charities. To donate, visit crowdfunding.justgiving.com/PleaseGiveBeauA-Chance.