Pet cat saves owner’s life by alerting her to early stage breast cancer


Angela Tinning with Missy 
By: Feng Qian

The owner of a cat in the United Kingdom, expressed gratitude to her pet for alerting her to early stages of breast cancer, saving her life.

42-year-old Angela Tinning of Newcastle, said that she is alive today, thanks to her 3-year-old cat Missy.

Thanks to the pet’s heroic actions, it made it into the Cats Protection’s National Cat Awards 2016, beating out hundreds of other felines.

Missy was entered into the Hero Cat category, which celebrates cats that saved the day. If the cat wins, it will have a chance of being crowned National Cat of the Year.

Tinning revealed that three years ago, Missy began acting strangely, constantly hitting her chest. The cat made her realize that there was something wrong.

She went to her doctor who ordered a test. It turned out that she had precancerous cells in the exact part of the chest where Missy had been hitting.

After she had surgery, Missy returned to normal and never hit her chest until earlier this year when it began the same erratic behavior.

She returned to her doctor who took more tests, and the same precancerous cells were found.