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Potter the cat is hoping his spell of bad luck is over and that he might be in for some magic from the people of Coventry & Nuneaton to help fund treatment for a badly broken leg.

The RSPCA were called to potters aid on Tuesday evening after he had been found with a badly injured leg. After spending the night at the emergency vets he was transferred to the care of the RSPCA Coventry and Nuneaton Branch who took over his treatment at the Veterinary Centre in Cheylesmore.

Xrays revealed a severely fractured leg which looks to have been broken for at least a week and the only way to save his leg would be specialist surgery.

Glenn Mayoll Animal Centre Manager says ‘Poor Potter is only around 6 months old and it would be great if we could save his leg, we have to give him the chance. Potter is booked to have the surgery tomorrow at a specialist vets and is likely to need the leg fixing with plates or an external fixator. The surgery is likely to cost up to £900 with the £200 plus we have already spent treating him we urgently need help to raise the funds towards his operation’.

The local branch of the RSPCA has recently been reporting the ongoing problems with the number of cats currently needing there help. Many like Potter are urgent cases that need expensive veterinary treatment. Last week the centre took in a cat with a fractured Jaw and spent over £250 getting the cat fixed up.

Caroline Hailstone Cattery Supervisor says ‘We know money is tight for everyone at the moment but we have to help these animals, if we don’t who will? I have set up a virgin money page for Potters appeal and we would appreciate any donations no matter how small or large towards his treatment.’

You can donate towards Potters Operation by visiting his virgin giving page http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/pottersappeal you can also donate via the telephone by calling 024 76 336616 or by post by writing to RSPCA Coventry & Nuneaton Animal Centre, Coundon Wedge Drive, Coventry, CV5 9DQ. Any funds raised over the £900 target will be used to help other animals needing the centres help.

You can keep up to date with Potters treatment by following his story on Facebook, just search for the RSPCA Coventry, Nuneaton & District Branch