Puss Puss pulls through

Vet John Tyrell and a recovering Puss Puss. Pictures: Bruce Hunt d414996
Vet John Tyrell and a recovering Puss Puss. Pictures: Bruce Hunt d414996

Named Puss Puss by his rescuers, the golden tabby was discovered in Stoneville with burn spots all over his body, seared-off whiskers and a burnt mouth and eyelid.

Rescued by three residents, the cat was taken to the Gidgegannup Veterinary Clinic for treatment where he stayed for about three weeks on a drip and bandages on most of his body.

Vet John Tyrrell said the cat was in very bad shape but ‘was a fighter’.

‘At first he was confused and didn’t really know what was going on ” all four of his feet were burnt badly and they had to be bandaged,’ he said.

‘But he recovered and when he first came out of it he was doing really well.

‘He is a very friendly cat.’

Mr Tyrrell urged pet owners to have a fire plan in place that included looking after their pets.

‘I don’t think making sure you have a supply of pet food is necessary, but it is important to be ready to transport the animal; just get the animal out,’ he said.

‘Horses are harder to transport ” I heard about people who had no way of transporting their horses during the fires and had to rely on other people. I urge people to arrange transport.’