Appeal for funds and foster carer for Bengal cat suffering with cancer

Rose before her operation

The RSPCA Isle of Thanet Branch is appealing for animal lovers to help fund surgery for  a Bengal cat who has already had a leg amputated due to cancer.

Rose came into the care of the Thanet branch in March as a stray cat who was sadly suffering from a lump on her leg which was diagnosed as soft tissue sarcoma.

Four-year-old Rose desperately needed surgery to amputate the leg and remove her cancer.

Emily Mayer, branch manager at RSPCA Thanet, said: “Rose is a beautiful soul who sadly arrived with a large lump on her right hind limb. We quickly had biopsies of the lump which heartbreakingly have shown it is soft tissue sarcoma, a nasty form of cancer.

“As this is around her muscle and due to its size, the vets decided the only option was to amputate her leg to try and eliminate the cancer.

“We have sadly since discovered another cluster of lumps on her chest which also require removal. Unfortunately, the vets have concluded that the cancer is likely to come back which is absolutely  heartbreaking.

“At the moment, all we can do is make her life as pain-free and as special as we can.

“Rose is a young cat who is so loving and playful and she deserves every chance of happiness.”

Rose has had the surgery to remove her leg and the branch is appealing to animal lovers to help fund this cost, as well as the cost of her on-going care which could amount to £3,000.

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Rose is also looking for a special foster home with someone who can give her some much-needed care and attention. If you think you could offer Rose a foster home, please contact the branch on [email protected]


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