Skippy, the survivor from Etchilhampton is cute kitten was saved after it was found abandoned in an industrial yard. The bedraggled six-week-old cat was close to death when it was discovered at Wiltshire Waste Recycling at Monument Hill near Etchilhampton on Friday. Despite losing one of its legs it is recovering well at the home of Julie Morris, near Rowde. She looks after cats and kittens for the local charity Cat Rescue. HGV driver Pete Barnett took it to Mrs Morris after a colleague found it in a pile of wood chippings in the yard. He said: “It was in a sorry state. Had it been there another day it would not have made it. We often have feral cats in the yard but this is tame.” Mrs Morris took the kitten to Hales vets in Chippenham. It had a serious injury to its back left leg, which had to be amputated. Mrs Morris, who has named the kitten Skippy as it was initially thought that it had been inside a skip, said: “He was really lethargic and cold. He was so exhausted, I really thought it was going to be a lost cause. He must have been in a huge amount of pain. “He is a beautiful little boy, he is ever so fluffy. When I picked him up from the vet’s he was bounding about.” Mr Barnett, 58, who lives in Mildenhall and has three cats, is going to adopt him. He said: “I don’t like to see animals suffer.” Jean Gilbert, of Chippenham, who founded Cat Rescue 20 years ago, said: “We have over 70 cats and kittens looking for a home. This is the busiest we have been since we started. There seems to be so many cats being dumped

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