Woman spends 10,000 pounds to hear her cat miaow again

October 6th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Oct 6 (IANS) A pet owner in southeast Britain has spent a whopping 10,000 pounds to hear her moggy miaow again after the cat suffered a rare throat condition, the Daily Telegraph reported.Jean Kelly, 40, first noticed her 13-year-old pet Cadbury suddenly lost his voice. She did not take any time to visit a vet who diagnosed that Cadbury was suffering from a paralysed larynx, a rare condition that needed immediate surgery.

Cadbury required two operations to fix the condition - at a cost of 5,000 pounds. And after a stint in intensive care, six days in an oxygen tent, four months nursing care and regular check-ups, Kelly ended up paying 10,000 pounds.

Kelly’s insurance company Petplan paid 6,000 pounds of the costs, but she has been left to fork out the remaining.

Kelly, who lives in Olney, Buckinghamshire, had to put on hold a planned holiday to Namibia to pay for Cadbury’s treatment.

Despite the cost, she says the procedure and ongoing nursing treatment were worth it.

“It was never about me - it was about Cadbury and his quality of life. I know he’s not a young cat but I wanted to give him a fighting chance,” she said.

Cadbury is now back at home and on the road to recovery, she added.

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