West Roxbury Cat Loses Leg to Car Accident, Seeks New Home

November 29, 2011

Boston, Mass., Nov. 29, 2011 – A loveable brown tabby, brought into Angell Animal Medical Center a week ago after he was hit by a car, is recovering from an operation to remove his left rear leg while the MSPCA-Angell tries to find him a permanent home.  The Adoption Center staff named the cat “Errol” and are impressed with how well he’s recovered since he was struck by a car in West Roxbury the weekend of Nov. 19.

“Unfortunately we see many cats that have been struck by cars and too many times the story doesn’t have a happy ending,” said Amanda Kennedy, Director of the MPSCA-Angell Animal Care and Adoption Center.  “What happened to Errol is terrible but he’s a very brave cat and he’s recovering so well from his operation.  We’re confident that we’ll be able to find him the perfect home.”

 Errol rests at the MSPCA-Angell Adoption Center prior to surgery to remove his shattered rear leg

The MSPCA-Angell has set up a donation page for Errol and anyone wishing to donate toward his care, or for the care of animals like him, can do so by clicking here: www.mspca.org/errol

Errol’s story is a reminder of the many dangers associated with cats living outside.  While he was found as a stray it’s very likely that he was once someone’s pet.  The MSPCA-Angell strongly advises that all cats be kept indoors and allowed outside only under direct supervision.  The organization has created a number of recommendations for how to keep indoor cats happy and content, and that information can be found by clicking here.



The MSPCA-Angell is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of animals each year. Founded in 1868, it is the second-oldest humane society in the United States. Services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane education, law enforcement, and world-class veterinary care. The MSPCA-Angell is a private, non-profit organization. It does not receive any government funding nor is it funded or operated by any national humane organization. The MSPCA-Angell relies solely on the support and contributions of individuals who care about animals. Please visit www.mspca.org.