Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Caturday Report! Cat Lady Dies From Infection From Cats

The spinster passed away in her sleep from sepsis — caused when an infection sends the immune system haywire.

Pathologist Dr Jeremy Grant said she probably got the bug from having the pets in her bedroom in Worthing, West Sussex.

Coroner Martin Milward told the Worthing inquest: “Hygiene was not what it could have been due to so many animals.”

Brother David Tibbles, 52, of nearby Goring-by-Sea, said he warned her about the large brood.

He urged after the hearing: “Anyone scratched by an animal should get it treated.”

In a tribute to his sister he added: “She was a lovely, kind person who loved people and her animals. We all miss her.”

A pal said: “She didn’t have a husband or kids but her life was full in other ways.”

Last night TV vet Joe Inglis warned of the perils of cat attacks.  He said: “They carry lots of bacteria in their mouths and claws that can cause infections.  I know of several people who got bitten and needed surgery. They nearly lost fingers.”

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