A six-week-old kitten is recovering in the RSPCA’s care after having to have a leg amputated after he got it tangled in twine.

The youngster, who has been named Stumpy, had amputation surgery last week – but is already making a good recovery.

He arrived in the RSPCA’s care at the charity’s Stapeley Grange Cattery, in Nantwich, Cheshire, in June with his mum and five siblings after they were found living stray on a nearby farm.

Lee Stewart, the cattery manager, said: “Stumpy had managed to get some twine, which was being used to tie up hay, tangled around his back left leg and it had gotten so tight that it cut of the circulation. There was sadly no other option but to amputate it.

“He is doing really well though – having three legs doesn’t seem to affect him at all. He is a little wobbly but he is so friendly and playful – he’ll make a lovely family pet. Stumpy has a few weeks of recovery left before he can be rehomed, but we are optimistic that he’ll make a full recovery.”

While Stumpy isn’t up for rehoming at the moment, his brothers and sisters will be available in around five weeks time once he has been neutered and fully vaccinated.

However, the centre has many other cats which are currently available for rehoming, all deserving cats that are looking for their loving forever home

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