These two friends did everything to give this cat a second chance.
These two friends did everything they could to give this cat a second chance. Unfortunately, this is not always enough.
A few days ago, Pete Macnab, 32, was out for a walk in Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands with his baby, Alastair, 11 weeks old, and a friend.
A completely classic ride that turned into a rescue in seconds. A rescue like no other.
A cat trapped in the snow
On this walk, Pete and his friend notice a group of sheep that appear to be circling something. Intrigued, they decide to go and have a look and the sheep immediately disperse, no doubt frightened. This is where friends spot a cat in the snow.
Quickly, Pete’s friend, Piotr Peretko, decided to take the cat in order to take him to a vet as soon as possible. Meanwhile, Pete began posting messages on Facebook pages in an attempt to find the master of the cat they decided to name Huntleigh. But no one answered.
An unexpected call
The next day, the vet phoned Piotr to tell him that the cat was not an ordinary cat, but a very rare and wild cat: a Scottish wild cat. There are only 100 to 300 living in the wild and it is the rarest species in the UK and one of the most endangered in Europe.
Unfortunately, the cat did not survive. Devastated, Pete and Piotr decided to start a fundraiser to raise £ 1000 for a charity helping wild cats. They ultimately raised over £ 4000.
A great way to pay tribute to this wild cat who could not be saved.
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