A cat used up one of its nine lives by escaping serious injury in a road collision on Monday.
The accident happened on the A16 between Sutterton and Algarkirk - but thanks to a passer-by and staff at Sutterton Veterinary Centre - the pet is now in care.
A spokesman for RSPCA East Lincolnshire branch said: “Luckily a lady who saw it happen was able to follow and monitor him. Our inspectors were unable to get there quickly, so on request, Sutterton vets very kindly sent out a vet nurse to pick him up.
“He has had X-rays and unbelievably they have found no fractures, but he is obviously very battered, bruised and feeling sorry for himself.”
Appeals are now being made to trace the friendly moggy’s owners.
“He is a very big, neutured male cat,” continued the spokesman. “We believe he is an owned cat, as prior to the accident he was in very good condition.
Despite being in pain, he is friendly and has a purr which is a very deep rumble.”
The cat will be moved into foster care once he’s recovered. If no owner is found he will be available for rehoming after seven days.
If he is your cat contact the RSPCA on 07967 565367 or Sutterton vets on 0845 548 4478 as soon as possible.