A cat miraculously recovered from a bus in Luton has found its perfect new home.
Four-year-old Trudie suffered severe head injuries in the March incident.
Although witnesses tried to help, the stray cat initially ran away, but RSPCA staff and volunteers finally managed to track it down 16 days later.
Her injuries were so severe that she could not eat, and she was quickly taken to a local veterinarian to have her damaged eye removed and her jaw sewn back together.
“It is a miracle she survived with these horrific injuries, especially since she was unable to eat,” said Mona Jorgensen, deputy director of the RSPCA’s Southridge Animal Center.
“After her operation, she was tube-fed for the first week and then when she got into our cattery we slowly weaned her back to normal food and helped her walk again.
“We’ve all spent so much time with Trudie and she had a special place in our hearts. After everything we had been through, we knew we had to find the best home for her. “
Trudie and the new owners Dennis and Shirley. Image credit: RSPCA
Veterinarians spent the next six months nursing her healthy and named her Trudie – after St. Gertrude, the patron saint of cats.
After she was fit and healthy again, she was made to look for a new home and has now been taken in by animal friends Dennis Hooper and Shirley Carter from Hertfordshire.
“She is gorgeous; She loves excitement and is a real sweetheart. She is making really good progress. She prefers to spend her time in the sunny winter garden; She has her own chair, two armchairs and a sofa to choose from, so she can move around different places to doze off, “Dennis said.
“When she was rescued, she was in such a condition and was really emaciated from having eaten in 16 days, but now she’s getting a bit pig-like so we need to cut her food down a bit!”