SPCA New Zealand

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Last year we received a call from someone who had found a cat caught on a barbed wire fence.

​The cat, who has since been named Barbie, was thankfully held up by her finder so she didn’t suffer further injuries.

When our SPCA team arrived at the property, they had to cut her free from the fence.

The team then rushed her to the vets. The wire was tangled up in her skin, leaving a very large and messy wound which required surgery to close it with a skin flap.

Barbie had horrific wounds when she was found.
Barbie had horrific wounds when she was found.

The amazing vet who tended to Barbie fell in love with her sweet nature as soon as they met, and even fostered Barbie for weeks while she recovered. She was soon adopted by a wonderful family who love Barbie with all their hearts.

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