Bindi: Cat Detects Breast Cancer and Saves Her Petmom’s Life

Valerie Lubbock was told “I think you can thank your cat for saving your life,” as she left the hospital after her mastectomy.

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Valerie Lubbock was told “I think you can thank your cat for saving your life,” as she left the hospital after her mastectomy.

Bindi had always been a laid-back, gentle and sweet-natured cat, so when she started acting strangely one day, owner Valerie Lubbock knew something was wrong.

Asleep on Valerie’s lap, little Bindi, who was adopted from Crawley, Reigate & District Cats Protection, reached up, pushed her paws into her owner’s chest and stared at her directly in her face. Valerie touched the spot and found a hard area. That, combined with Bindi’s uncharacteristic behavior, prompted Valerie to go for a check-up.

Within three weeks, Valerie had been diagnosed with breast cancer and had undergone a life-saving mastectomy.

Bindi is a Most Incredible Story category finalist in the Cats Protection, UK National Cat Awards.

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