Michelle and Mike Blakeley live in Rhyl, Denbighshire, which is in North Wales. They decided to use the money they had set aside for their wedding to save the life of their cat, Matisse, who had been in a catastrophic car accident in the middle of the road.
They were engaged and intended to marry in a year or two, but it didn’t make it any easier for them to part with their money because they are both aware that Matisse’s life is essential right now because he is a member of the family.
The wedding might wait a bit longer for them.
Matisse’s therapy cost £1,000, and more charges may be incurred. Matisse is just seven months old and will have the leg amputated, as well as surgery to connect the pelvis to his spine.
Rebecca, the couple’s daughter, was the one who discovered Matisse in those dreadful conditions following the tragedy.
“He’d pulled himself off the road and was now at the front door. It had rained, so it was soaked and in a bad state. We hurried him to the veterinarian. He was given intravenous treatment as well as a large amount of painkillers. I couldn’t sleep all night because I was crying.”
Michelle went on:
“We no longer have anything; we’ve spent all of our resources. We don’t think about it, we run out of money, since I’m saving his life and he’s a member of the family.”
After her accident, Michelle shared Matisse’s tale with her friends on Facebook.
“He is adored, and we hope that he will make up for what has been lost. We now have nothing; we have spent all of our resources, and we are attempting to enlist the assistance of our family. I realize it’s a large sum of money.”
When asked if she bothered about postponing her wedding preparations, Michelle replied:
“At the end of the day, I don’t care as long as Matisse is happy and alive.”