Cat impaled on 8ft metal railings in Cricklewood

PUBLISHED: 11:33 14 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:41 14 March 2018

Cat impaled on 8ft metal railings in Cricklewood (Picture: RSPCA)

Cat impaled on 8ft metal railings in Cricklewood (Picture: RSPCA)


A cat’s survival has been hailed a miracle after it was found impaled on two metal fence posts in Cricklewood.

Cat impaled on 8ft metal railings in Cricklewood (Picture: RSPCA) Cat impaled on 8ft metal railings in Cricklewood (Picture: RSPCA)

The ginger and white cat may have slipped or accidently jumped onto the 8ft tall railings in Flowers Close on Friday at 3.50am which narrowly missed all his vital organs.

The RSPCA called the fire services to rescue to the feline which is currently recovering from major surgery.

Nicole Broster, deputy chief inspector at animal charity, said: “In all my years with the RSPCA I have never seen anything like it. This poor cat literally had two metal posts protruding through his body.

“It’s an absolute miracle that this cat is alive, and even better, it’s looking like he won’t even have to have the damaged leg amputated. In fact, he is doing so well he’s already up on his feet and walking which is astounding, I can’t quite believe how lucky he is.”

She added: “The fire service was absolutely fantastic and I cannot thank them enough.

“Not only did they cut the railings, they also transported the cat to the nearest vets in Hendon as the railings wouldn’t fit in my vehicle.”

The RSPCA is appealing for any information as to how the cat got impaled as no cause is known.

Anyone with any information can call the RSPCA’s appeal line on 0300 123 8018.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Kilburn Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Kilburn Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Kilburn Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Kilburn & Brent News Stories


Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Times’ readers this week.

The specialism of cardiology has been included in an Outpatient Transformation Programme set up by north-west London health commissioners (NWL CCGs).

Fri, 19:12

The owner of a ‘miracle’ cat who survived being impaled on eight foot metal railings in Neasden has spoken of her relief that her moggy is alive.

Thu, 17:19

Detectives are appealing for information following an attempted aggravated robbery at Dollis Hill underground station where a teenager was attacked.

Police were called to a protest at a troubled primary school in Harlesden where the head has announced retirement plans after allegations of “bullying and harassment” towards staff.

Thu, 07:00

Traders on a 1920s shopping parade facing demolition in Dollis Hill have been told they have only a few weeks until they are forced to close.

Wed, 17:05

Police swooped on eight addresses in Harlesden early this morning in a dawn drugs raid.


The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

If you have been looking for laser hair removal, beauty salon treatments, or skin care services you may be confused and overwhelmed with so much information out there and so many clinics and salons promising miraculous results.

Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most Read Kilburn News

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now