Run-over cat dies after owner pays for £800 operation
A CAT run over by a hospital worker had the operation it needed but died just a day later.
Kimahra was struck by a car last week and her owner Laura Edgeworth, 24, came forward after an appeal was published in The Citizen.
She paid £800 for an operation on the cat's pelvis, which was broken.
But yesterday the cat died at 1.30am.
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A receptionist from Gloucestershire Royal Hospital accidentally hit Kimahra as she drove to work on Great Western Road.
Offers of donations flooded in from more than 50 kind-heartedCitizen readers, but the money wasn't needed when Miss Edgeworth, who is seven months pregnant, spotted her cat in the newspaper.
The offers of help ranged from £5 to £500 to help pay for treatment.
One 93-year-old woman from King's Stanley even offered to forgo her new sofa by stumping up £500 for the fund.
She said: "I was thinking, what does a 93-year-old need with a new suite?
"I support all the animal charities and just wanted to do something to help."
Cat lover Tony Triffitt, who was also willing to dig deep, said: "I don't like to see any animal in distress. I read about it and thought I had to do something."
Miss Edgeworth said: "The number of people who offered to help is amazing. I want to thank them all."
Miss Edgeworth and the receptionist have struck up a new friendship after the ordeal.
She said: "I don't blame her at all and I'm not angry at her. She did the right thing by stopping as most people wouldn't these days."