Mews: A lucky escape for Bella the kebab stick cat

Hi everyone,

Today I would like to share with you a lucky rescue story from Cats Protection:

Cats Protection’s Birmingham Adoption Centre has ensured that a young female cat has eight of her ‘nine lives’ still intact after a routine spay procedure uncovered an amazing discovery.

“Little Bella came in to the charity as a stray at the beginning of the month,” says Bryan Cross, who works full time as a Cat Care Assistant at the centre.

BELLA after op

“She is a fairly young cat, around 18 months old. She is black and white and very beautiful. As with all cats that come to us, we booked her in with our veterinarian to be vaccinated and spayed.”

However, whilst Bella was under anaesthetic, the vet noticed an unusual object in Bella’s stomach. Upon further examination, and the decision to explore with further surgery, a very sharp, flexible stick – three inches long – was discovered to be lodged in her colon.

BELLA twig

The vet stated that if the stick, thought to be from a kebab, had encroached much further down Bella’s intestines, then the consequences would surely have been fatal.

“So Bella had a very lucky escape – if we had not opened her up, we never would have found such a potential threat to her life,” added Bryan.

Bella has recovered well from her ordeal and is a sociable and friendly girl. She would be best suited to a couple or a family with older children.

Bella now

About Cats Protection

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and helps over 194,000 cats each year through its national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 31 adoption centres.

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68 thoughts on “Mews: A lucky escape for Bella the kebab stick cat

  1. Poor kitty ( and so lucky in the same time) . Talking about no- edible things cats eat , be careful with the needle ( especially with a thread ) and other sharp / long objects like safety -pins ( the list can go on… ). Some cats they just LOVE threads and they will eat it in no time if not surveyed. And warn your family/ friends when they visit you during holiday ….

  2. Bella is a BEAUTY! Her story shows she has used up at least one of NINE Lives! I do not wish to judge, but I wish people would BE VERY CAREFUL with their pets. She deserved better. I am praying for her! This is just a lovely cat and I am so sorry she had to go through this nightmare. Cat guardians: Animals need CARE! Watch them! PLEASE!

    1. I know! If we didn’t already have two I would have been like omg let’s take her in. Don’t think their meowjesties would have agreed with that decision. 😉

  3. I wish I had a photo or two of Miss Peppers. She was a rescue cat that had quite a story. My son decided if his sister had a cat that he should as well…

      1. Miss Peppers had quite a story. I think she was the dearest cat in the family and she is missed. She was a Tuxedo (black & white) but very petite. Despite no photo, one day I shall have to write her story… 🙂

    1. Haha 😀 she is very cute. Made me want to take her in but I think King Oliver would have been upset about another queen in his kingdom not to mention her highness Nubia hehe. 😉

  4. Found this while showing the kids about bella and her kebab stick! Bella is doing great. She lives with us and our 3 kids. Bella and my 8 year old are always cuddled up on the sofa. shes so sweet. I thought id update. 🙂

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