London, Oct 6 : A Brit woman didn't mind spending a whopping 10,000 pounds on her pet cat in order to hear her meow again.
Jean Kelly realized that something was wrong with her 13-year-old pet cat Cadbury, when he all of a sudden stopped meowing.
It was during a visit to the vet that Kelly came to know that her pet was suffering from a throat disease.
Cadbury had to go through two operations in order to regain his voice, which cost 5000 pounds - six days in oxygen tent and four months nursing care and regular check ups all this came up to 10,000 pounds.
"It was never about me - it was about Cadbury and his quality of life. I know he's not a young cat but I wanted to give him a fighting chance," the Telegraph quoted Kelly, as telling a Sunday newspaper.
Kelly's insurance company Petplan paid 6,000 pounds of the costs, but she has been left to fork out the remaining 4,000 pounds. She has even put a planned holiday to Namibia on hold to pay for Cadbury's treatment.