In December, an injured stray cat was rescued by the RSPCA and taken in to care.

Friday - who was rescued on a Friday - had been run over and a member of the public called inspectors.

Despite putting up posters both in the local area and online, the charity couldn’t locate her owner.

“She was very dirty when we rescued her,” said Tracy Deamer, animal welfare officer, “so she could have been living as a stray for some time.

"We always do our best to find the owner, but it’s occasions like this that show how important it is to make sure your pets are microchippped. It’s the only way to guarantee if your pet is found that you can get her back.

"We don’t know her original name, but have called her Friday after the day she was found.”

Car accidents can be fatal, but the initial examination and an x-ray at the vets showed that Friday luckily hadn’t broken any bones, but she wasn’t walking.

“She was prescribed painkillers as she clearly had some soft tissue and ligament damage, which can take almost two months to heal. Veterinary advice was to monitor her movements, but she barely moved from her bed in our cattery,” said Tracy.

She went into foster after two months in the cattery and, after months without healing, had one of her front legs amputated.

“She is still recovering from her operation but so far she is much happier and more confident," said Charlotte, her fosterer. "She is a lovely, friendly cat who is still gaining confidence around people but loves curling up on the sofa with me."

Once Friday has recovered from her operation, she will be ready for a forever home. This special girl has already been through so much, and desperately needs a special home.

If you would like to adopt Friday, please call RSPCA Middlesex North West on 020 8966 9688 or email You can also go online.

It cost £300 to remove Friday’s leg. If you would like to help animals like Friday, who need vital veterinary treatment, please make a donation today by calling Aileen on 0208 429 5604, visiting the website or sending a donation to RSPCA Middlesex North West Branch, 114 Field End Road, Eastcote, Middlesex, HA5 1RL.