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  3. Please invite people to like his page at http://www.facebook.com/prayersforsealy to raise awareness of this danger. In addition to the open wound, Sealy had a deep gill-like cut that went to the bone. It was sealing itself at the time we rescued him and healed quickly. Most cats are killed from this type of injury and leaves the person who cranked the car feeling very guilty as this is an accident of the worst kind.

  4. I have always thought that it is highly probable that Sealy’s ear was not cut off by the fan but rather ripped off by the fan belt. A fan belt can easily scalp a human in seconds. Whenever I’m anywhere near a running engine with the hood (bonnet) up I tuck my braid inside my shirt so it can’t be caught in the fan belt. The fan itself is dangerous but the belt is more terrifying. I think when the engine turned over Sealy’s pretty little ear was caught in the fan belt and ripped off along with some of his fur and skin further down on his neck. This explains the huge open wound. It would have happened very quickly. Though he could also have been hit by the fan itself, I suspect the primary and most serious injuries were caused by the fan belt. Poor little guy.

    • Thanks for that Ruth. A good argument and it sounds right to me. If a cat suffers cuts etc. that is probably the fan itself but it is probably a bit of both.

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