Badly neglected cat found on Stevenage doorstep put down after vets discover incurable cancer

The injured cat.

The injured cat. - Credit: Archant

A badly neglected cat which was rushed to a vets on Saturday evening has been put down after it was discovered he had incurable cancer.

Staff at Great Ashby Veterinary Surgery made the decision after it became clear that nothing could be done for the 11-year-old light brown cat, called Alfie.

His original owner has died and their relatives signed the animal over to charity Cat Protection – who were going to pay for his treatment while he stayed at the surgery.

Coordinator Bianca Kubler said: “Sadly he had bone cancer most probably. The family of the deceased were with him at the end and are upset about it all.

“We took him on because it was going to be quite costly to treat him but there was nothing that could be done for him.”


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The cat was found on a doorstep in MacKenzie Way at about 7.35pm by Gemma Brown.

The 25-year-old saw his badly swollen eye and thought the red marks on his face were cigarette burns – it turns out they were abscesses.

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She rushed him to the vets with her mother Carmen and he had appeared to be getting better until the cancer was discovered.

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