Mother-of-two horrified to discover cat covered in concrete from top to tail huddled outside her front door
- Faye Richards, from Bristol, discovered the ginger tom huddled on her step
- The stray cat was so covered in concrete that it couldn't even open its eyes
- Faye, 39, rushed it to a nearby vet where it had its coat completely shaved
- The cat, which had no microchip to identify him, is on the road to recovery
A mother-of-two was shocked to discover a ginger tom huddled on her front door step, covered from head to toe in concrete.
Faye Richards, from Withywood, Bristol, didn't even know she was looking at a cat at first and thought the brown mass was a bundle of parcel tape.
It was only when she got closer that she realised it was actually a cat that was so covered in concrete that it couldn't even open its eyes.
Blinded: The ginger tom, discovered huddled on a doorstep in Bristol, was so covered in concrete that it couldn't even open its eyes
Coated: According to Faye Richards, who found the cat, the concrete on its back had started to solidify but the concrete on his belly was still wet
'The concrete had started to go rock hard on his back, but his belly was still soaking wet and he could barely open his eyes,' said Faye, 39.
'It was all over its face and it was absolutely solid. He couldn't even move. He was crying a lot and shivering. He was really cold.
'Most cats if you tried to pick them up wouldn't let you but I was able to just pick him up and cuddle him even though I'd never seen him in my life.'
Faye rushed the stray animal to a nearby vet practice, where he was shaved and had the concrete combed out of his coat.
Faye, a medical receptionist who has three other cats, said: 'I felt really sorry for him and shocked.
'I don't know if it was deliberate or not but I can't think of anywhere round here where there is cement for him to fall into.
Saviour: Faye Richards (pictured), from Withywood, Bristol, didn't even know she was looking at a cat at first and thought the brown mass was a bundle of parcel tape
Shaved: The cat, which has no microchip to identify him and has not been neutered, was completely shaved
'You would hate to think of something doing this intentionally but you do hear of it happening.
'I just hope he is going to be okay.'
The cat, which has no microchip to identify him and has not been neutered, has now been completely shaved.
He is currently staying with the vet who cared for him and is on his way to making a full recovery.
Emily Slater, of The Vet in Hengrove, Bristol, said: 'It was quite sad to see him in that state.
Rescued: The cat, which has no microchip to identify him, is staying with the vet and is on the way to recovery
'We had to shave him and comb it all out of his hair, including the fur on his head.
'He had managed to get it into his eyes as well so he had to have them flushed, and the vet was worried that he could have inhaled some of the cement dust.
'But after having a haircut we could see he was relieved. He seems to be doing fine.'
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