Beloved Peanut the ginger cat is on the road to recovery after having one of his hind legs amputated and facing losing the other one. 

Holly Goldspink, from Dereham, said the puss was growing stronger and it was a “massive relief” he had now been signed off by the vets.

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Dereham Times: Peanut recovering at home in Dereham

Miss Goldspink, 31, said: “His left leg is weak from having a bandage on it for nearly seven weeks  - plus the extent of his injury - but I'm noticing day by day he is starting to gain strength in it. 

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“He is also adapting very well to his three legs.

“He managed to get up the stairs and onto the bed which is a massive achievement for him. 

Dereham Times: Miss Goldspink's daughter Evie, 2, and her beloved Peanut Miss Goldspink's daughter Evie, 2, and her beloved Peanut (Image: Holly Goldspink)

“He can't manage to climb our fence yet but he is very much enjoying being outside in the garden.”

Peanut, who is best friends with Miss Goldspink’s two-year-old daughter, Evie, had his legs shredded to the bone after coming in from playing outside in an accident thought to be caused by barbed wire. 

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Miss Goldspink rushed the two-year-old feline to the vet, but one leg was not salvageable and had to be amputated.

Dereham Times: Holly Goldspink started a fundraiser to help pet cat PeanutHolly Goldspink started a fundraiser to help pet cat Peanut (Image: Supplied)

He then caught sepsis in his other hind leg. 

Her insurance covered the initial surgery and vet bills but Peanut’s second hospital trip put a strain on the family.

Miss Goldspink launched a fundraising campaign on, which raised more than £650 to help with the cat’s care. 

Dereham Times: Peanut at homePeanut at home (Image: Holly Goldspink)

She said: “From the bottom of my heart thank you for supporting Peanut financially by donating. 

“I have £220 left over from the Gofundme donations which I will be donating to the Grove Veterinary Hospital and Clinics.” 

The vets' practice, which has branches in Fakenham, Dereham and Swaffham, said on social media: “Despite everything, Peanut was happy and relaxed during his hospital stays, and especially enjoyed his playtime.”