Allen Shibu, Keighley
Lazlo Marada, a humble resident of Keighley, West Yorkshire, spent £2614 (an estimated two and a half Lakhs) to pay the operation bill for his pet cat, Teddy. The two and a half year old brown and white cat was involved in an accident when it was hit by a moving vehicle as he crossed the road last Sunday. The vehicle did not stop to check on the animal and drove away quickly. The injured cat dragged its way back to the owner’s house on three legs. When Lazlo Marada saw the injured cat on the floor, he immediately took it to the nearest vet hospital, Vets for Pets,Keighley, where they took an x ray, confirming the broken leg. An operation was performed to insert a steel rod into the leg of the cat to hold it in place while it healed. Teddy was sent home after two days, prescribed with Vitamins, Antibiotics and multiple pain killers. Teddy is now confined to a cot for 14 days to rest and to heal the wound. Once it has finished he is allowed into the room for three weeks. Eventually, he is allowed all round the house for twelve weeks, training his leg so that he is able to walk again. Overall, Teddy is confined in the house for 5 months.
Lazlo Marada is a manager for J.Wilds Confectioner’s .Ltd. His wife passed away about four years ago because of a deteriorating disease and he explained how he had not thought of re-marriage. He has one son, who worked at Morrisons Keighley. Lazlo met the cat at the house of a family friend. The cat immediately took a liking to him and on his way back, he had the cat with him. he raised it and gave it the name Teddy. He was devastated when he saw the cat on his doorstep and is willing to pay another thousand pounds for physiotherapy. He reported to Malayalamuk that he refused the £50 offer of euthanasia. “I value the life of my cat as much as my own life. I just could not do it.”