Beloved Colley Gate cat gets kicked within an inch of her life

Survivor: Bev Bailey with Taylor at Vets for Pets in Halesowen. (buy photo 071431L)

Survivor: Bev Bailey with Taylor at Vets for Pets in Halesowen. (buy photo 071431L)

First published in Local

A BELOVED family cat has been kicked within an inch of her life in Colley Gate.

Taylor the tabby was brutally attacked on Monday in the Hedgefield Grove area leaving her owner distraught and a vet shocked.

Devastated Bev Bailey is determined to catch the culprits who left her moggy with multiple broken ribs and a ruptured sternum.

She said: "How anyone can do this to a cat is beyond me, kicking a cat half to death is absolutely disgusting."

Taylor left the house as Mrs Bailey went to work on Monday morning and returned in afternoon after being attacked.

She said: "I knew something was wrong when she didn't sniff round our fish and chips as she normally does.

"But she was stone cold and in shock, when we picked her up she screamed and cried.

"We took her down the vets as quickly as we could and they are working miracles with her."

After a touch and go few hours at Vets for Pets, Stourbridge Road, Taylor is still alive but faces six weeks in a cage due to her broken bones if she survives.

Vets for Pets vet Mike Hanna said: "The ferocity of this attack on Taylor is shocking, to break her ribs and sternum she must have received a really hard kick.

"We have lots of incidents of road accidents but nothing like this, she, however, should be ok in the long run."

MrsBailey warned friends and neighbours about the cat attack on Facebook.

She said: "I want cat owners in Colley Gate please keep their cats in at night as mine was kicked within an inch of her life.

"She has never hurt anyone, has a lovely nature and though I will be left with a very expensive vet bill, which I cannot really afford, I will pay whatever I have to do to get her back to good health.

"I hope I never meet the cruel bastards who did this as I will do the same to them."

However, Taylor, who is a bit of a celebrity in the grove after leaving home for four years to live with an elderly lady who was ill, has used up some of her nine lives before.

Mrs Bailey said: "She fell out of an eighth floor flat window and survived when she was young so we are all hoping she will survive this attack."

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12:41pm Wed 12 Feb 14

TJGoff says...

Taylor is a lovely cat, such good natured and loving. When my sister told me what had happened to her, I felt physically sick. I am a cat owner myself and am absolutley disgusted at what these people have done. Please help find the persons responsilbe for this vile act of cruelty.
Taylor is a lovely cat, such good natured and loving. When my sister told me what had happened to her, I felt physically sick. I am a cat owner myself and am absolutley disgusted at what these people have done. Please help find the persons responsilbe for this vile act of cruelty. TJGoff
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6:09pm Wed 12 Feb 14

LELatus says...

I hope beautiful Taylor will make a good healthy & safe recovery she is such a lovely cat, just like all the cats that my sister Bev has had over the years. And I hope that the persons responsibly have the good decency to own up & come forward or if someone knows who did this to REPORT them to the RSPCA & POLICE. POOR CAT.
I hope beautiful Taylor will make a good healthy & safe recovery she is such a lovely cat, just like all the cats that my sister Bev has had over the years. And I hope that the persons responsibly have the good decency to own up & come forward or if someone knows who did this to REPORT them to the RSPCA & POLICE. POOR CAT. LELatus
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12:26pm Thu 13 Feb 14

hughes says...

sick b------s they need to be kicked til there f-ing dead
sick b------s they need to be kicked til there f-ing dead hughes
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12:00pm Sat 15 Feb 14

bevabailey says...

Just to keep everyone informed, Taylor is doing very well, but seems to be a bit depressed due to being locked in a cage all the time, this however is for her own good. I would also like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to the person who gave a generous donation towards Taylor vet bill, it has really helped us. I would also like to add any donations should be sent to Vets4pets Halesowen, if donations exceed the cost of the bill any money over will be sent to Halesowen Cat Protection League. Many thanks in advance.
Just to keep everyone informed, Taylor is doing very well, but seems to be a bit depressed due to being locked in a cage all the time, this however is for her own good. I would also like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to the person who gave a generous donation towards Taylor vet bill, it has really helped us. I would also like to add any donations should be sent to Vets4pets Halesowen, if donations exceed the cost of the bill any money over will be sent to Halesowen Cat Protection League. Many thanks in advance. bevabailey
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