Can you help us care for Tom?


Tom is such a loving gentle giant. He was found locally trying to walk with an injured front leg and damaged paw.

He was taken to the local vets. They contacted our Homing Officer who stepped in to take Tommy into the care of one of our fosterers to help with his treatment and recovery. We were told that without being aware of how the injury happened, the extent of the damage was difficult to know. It seems like he's been in this poor state for a while. How long he'd been in pain from this we just don't know. Tommy had adapted to walking on the joint of his front leg instead of his damaged paw and claws. After antibiotics his paw and part of his leg had healed although his paw was still distorted.

Sadly after two weeks, there had been no improvement and our vet made the difficult decision that it would be best for Tom for the leg to be removed. We know that Tom can adapt to walking with 3 legs instead of 4 and will go on to have a great life. 

Tom's vet bill is rising and his surgery alone will cost £500 so any support you can give us so we can help him is greatly appreciated. 

Please help Tom today by visiting his Just Giving page: 

You can also help by texting TOBA58 with the amount you wish to donate to 70070.
You can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. i.e TOBA58 £5.
You can add Gift Aid at no extra cost. 

If you can't help on this occasion please share this page with all your family and friends.

Thank you so much for your support.

From all the volunteers at Barnsley Cats Protection Branch

Update 16/03/2018 - We can't thank you enough for all of your love and kindness that you've shown us with your donations to help get to the £500 target that Tom so very much needed for his surgery. We will keep you updated on his progress. 
Everyone here at Barnsley Cats Protection are totally astounded by your overwhelming generosity to help Tom with his veterinary fees.
Any funds raised over our £500 target will go towards supporting the other cats and kittens in our care. There are so many in need of that second chance in life.