Cat cheats death by a whisker after surviving seven hours on Tube track
If cats have nine lives, then this cat has just used them all up and a couple of hundred more after miraculously surviving after getting stuck on a London train track.
Published on the 14/02/2020, 22:00
You know that phrase about what happens to curious cats. Well, two-year-old Blitz may be feeling less curious after his recent ordeal.
The adventurous kitty was discovered severely wounded by track workers on the Tube train at Tuffnell Park station. It's thought that the poor feline had been hit by a train and then become trapped on the tube tracks.
Incredibly, Blitz survived for seven hours, stuck in a gap between the negative and positive railway line.
It's thought that 250 tube trains will have passed within just whiskers of poor little Blitz.
Fortunately, workers eventually came to his rescue. When they found the cat, he had several strange bite marks on his body and a broken back.
Hi Mark , I was part of the team at Tufnell Park that rescued the cat. We were so happy to get it out safe n sound. Hope it’s ok after it’s adventure today. How did it’s Bath go ? Oh and happy birthday ? pic.twitter.com/1PLUYjuPsX— Sean Kelly (@SeanKellyTHFC) January 28, 2020
To ensure workers were able to rescue Blitz safely, electricity was switched off and the Northern Line was temporarily suspended.
Blitz was taken to the vets for urgent treatment. He was given pain killers, but unfortunately, due to his injuries, Bitz's tail had to be amputated.
Thank you so much!!! I think my wife just came in. Blitz is poorly but you guys saved his life! pic.twitter.com/TeEixLsB9O— mark piggott (@markliampiggott) January 28, 2020
The lucky cat's owners were astonished to discover just what had happened to their feline friend and just how close he had come losing all his cat lives.