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Food, scratch pads and a basket were brought for the stray cat Monty, who managers found sleeping in a linen cupboard during a routine check.
Infection control experts described the staff's behaviour at Epsom Hospital in Surrey as 'beyond belief', and ordered a deep clean of the ward.
An internal investigation was launched after the Burmese cat was found asleep in a linen cupboard. A porter who had worked at the hospital for 28 years was sacked after he was caught on CCTV stroking the cat on a hospital bed.
A union rep's letter to staff seen by The Sun said: 'The Trust Board have gone nuts that a cat should be in the hospital. They are looking for the culprit.
'If you are seen in an NHS hospital sitting stroking a cat when you should be at work, it's a hard argument to win.'
Prof Hugh Pennington, an infection control expert said: 'It is beyond belief hospital staff would dream of homing a cat.
It'll be interesting to see what the DOSBODs take is on this story..
Full article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/17/pet-ban-owner-tried-heal-cats-wounds-honey/
My take is, loopy old lady tries to heal cats leg with honey when she should really have taken it to the vet and just had it put down.
For her sins she is banned from keeping cats and fined £600 quid.
Am I the only one thinking that the punishment is a little bit harsh? She obviously thought she was doing the right thing even if she was a couple of frogs short of a box.
IMHO, the RSPCA should have asked the police to take the cat away and have it put down.. then explained to the lady why it was wrong and told her if she did it again she would be prosecuted for cruelty. There is no mention that she had ever done anything similar previously or had any qualification suggesting that she should have been able to identify that the cat actually had cancer.
Perhaps my low opinion of the RSPCA in their somewhat over zealous role as an independent gestapoesque police force is clouding my judgement ?
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