27 Jun, 2019 @ 16:58
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Cat with FISH HOOK and rubber bait in its mouth caught and treated in Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A CAT that had a FISH HOOK stuck in its mouth has been caught and saved from agony.

The stray was spotted by the port in Javea with the hook embedded and a ‘rubber fake fish’ dangling from the flesh wound.

The cat was treated by vet Antonia from Assis Veterinaria in Javea without charge.

HOOKED: The cat was treated free of charge at Assis Veterinaria in Javea
SAVED: The wound had become ‘severely infected’

“He had a massive infection, wound and lots of pain from the rubbing of the rubber and metal on his mouth,” Asociacion Catland founder Claire Wall told the Olive Press.

“He has been treated with antibiotics, dewormed and deflead.”

Wall said she caught the cat alongside Marissa Lester after spotting it ‘five days previously’.

CAUGHT: Marissa Lester, left, and Claire Wall, right, who managed to trap the cat for treatment

She praised Elizabeth and Peter Trafford from Javea Feral Cats, who tried unsuccessfully to catch the feline.

The Asociacion Catland is currently raising funds to become the first cattery in Javea to care for and rehome cats after they are caught and sterilised from the town’s ‘around 35’ stray colonies.

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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