Brave kitten mutilated in horrific attack in Sussex in running for animal charity’s Survivor of the Year Award

Woody the kitten who was savagely mutilated and left fighting for his life in an horrific attack near Battle, in Sussex, in July has been named as a finalist in the PDSA’s Survivor of the Year competition.

Wednesday, 13th November 2019, 6:05 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th November 2019, 11:55 am

Woody defied the odds to make a miraculous recovery, despite vets fearing he would not make it.

He earned the name ‘Woody The Warrior’ due to his remarkable fighting spirit.

Local people rallied round to raise funds to help Woody’s owner Stephanie Woods pay for his treatment.


Stephanie said: “I cannot thank everyone who donated enough. They not only helped my kitten, but my six year old , who would be absolutely lost without his best friend.”

A judging panel, which included TV presenter Michaela Strachan, vet and TV presenter Judy Puddifoot and Love Island star Kady McDermott, had the difficult task of selecting six plucky pets from all the entries received and Woody was named among them.

Founded in 1917 by animal welfare pioneer, Maria Dickin CBE, PDSA is the UK’s leading veterinary charity. Operating through a UK-wide network of 48 Pet Hospitals, PDSA provides low cost and free veterinary care to the sick and injured pets of people in need and promotes responsible pet ownership.

You can cast a vote for Woody by visiting the website

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