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By Tristan Harris Tuesday 25 February 2014 Updated: 27/02 23:40
A KITTEN who was found in a hedge in Bromsgrove having been hit by a car and left for dead has battled back from the brink and now has a new family.
Miracle moggy Monty was discovered by the Blue Cross' animal welfare assistant Lena Kershaw near to the centre while she was walking one of the homeless dogs.
Lena saw an unusual shape in a hedge at the bottom of the driveway and, on closer inspection, she realised it was a kitten.
Lena thought it had died but when she went to take the body away it was still warm and alive, albeit very weak.
The six to eight-month-old was also very dirty and in poor condition and its future prospects did not look good.
Monty - named by his new family - was rushed to the vets but he completely surprised the Blue Cross emergency escorts by coming to as they reached the surgery.
His miraculous recovery was confirmed when the vet checked him over and gave him the all clear, with no injuries at all.
As there was no microchip to identify any owner he was taken back to the Blue Cross to wait for someone to claim him or find him a new home.
Soon Monty was spotted by Lisa Wynn-Smith and he has spent the past fortnight settling into his new home. He has built up a strong bond with seven-year-old Matthew and the pair spend plenty of time playing together.
Lisa said: "When we first saw Monty he came straight over to us and was instantly purring, he hasn't stopped purring since and he really is the most affectionate cat we have ever known.
"Since coming to live with us he greets everyone in the same way with a purr.
"He also loves to play too which is great for our Matthew – they chase ease other around and Monty loves it.
"Matthew chose Monty a tunnel toy that makes a crinkle noise, it's his favourite.
"We all love Monty and will really look after him."
Robbi Chaudhuri, Blue Cross Deputy Manager said: “We’re not sure what happened to this cat, he might have lost his way home or perhaps he was discarded as an unwanted Christmas present.
"He has this air of mystery about him as to how he ended up where he did and in the state he was found in, but he made such a quick recovery.
"It’s almost like he knew he needed help and somehow knew where to come to.”
Call 0300 777 1460, visit www.bluecross.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more on the Blue Cross and the animals at the centre in need of new homes.
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