Two cats who broke their legs by falling from North Kensington rooftops have been successfully treated by a Bayswater vet.
Fearless feline Alice Gunn, owned by Clare Beavan and Alison Dominitz of Bonchurch Road, North Kensington, lost one of her nine lives after plunging from a rooftop near Portobello Road, leaving her with fractures in two limbs. Miss Beavan said: "We couldn't find her one morning,so we put up signs saying that she was missing. We had a call from someone saying they had seen a cat walking around like a walrus, dragging her broken legs. When we found her she had also broken her front tooth." Alice was taken to Michael Gordon's vet practice, in Alexander Street, to be treated.
The unfortunate mog is now on the way to making a full recovery after sporting two plaster casts.
Another cat, Otis, owned by Mr Brierley of Portobello Road, North Kensington, fell from a roof, fracturing its hind legs. Otis, also treated at Mr Gordon's practice, has almost fully recovered from his injuries. Principal vet Michael Gordon said: "Most cats can walk on a very steep roof and negotiate it perfectly, so this is rare. However, we find that if a cat does it once, they usually do it again."
Mr Gordon, who has been practising in Alexander Street since 1967, added that he hopes to expand his surgery by combining some services with an emergency vet practice based in Elizabeth Street, Victoria.