MARBLES the mischievous moggy has used up two of his nine lives after being run over twice in just six months.

The two-year-old tabby was twice rushed to Winsford Veterinary Surgery in Cheshire for emergency treatment after being found injured by members of the public.

Marbles, a much-loved family pet, suffered bruising and severe shock when he was involved in an accident in March.

After spending one night in hospital, he made a full recovery and returned home to Winsford, where he lives with owners Lauren Senior and Kelly Hazeldine.

Winsford Guardian:

Marbles has already used two of his nine lives this year.

But just six months later, he returned to Winsford Veterinary Surgery with much more serious injuries after he was hit by another car – and is lucky to be alive.

Marbles had a dislocated hip, a gashed paw and was suffering from pneumothorax - air on his chest caused by the impact, leaving him severely winded.

It was touch-and-go if he would make a full recovery.

Thanks to the care and skill of vet Emily Barlow, Marbles has twice bounced back – and his owners hope he won’t be getting into any more scrapes.

On both occasions, he was taken to Winsford Veterinary Surgery, part of Willows Veterinary Group, before being transferred to their hospital in Hartford, near Northwich, where he was treated by Emily.

Emily said: "They say cats have nine lives and Marbles seems to be taking advantage.

"Thankfully, he is microchipped so we were able to contact his owners straightaway when he was brought in by members of the public after his accidents.

"The first time, he was bumped and bruised and was in a lot of shock.

"It was worse when he came in second time as he had air in his chest and around his lungs so couldn’t breathe very well.

"We had to drain a large volume of air from his chest, as well as put his dislocated hip back in place and staple his paw.

"Marbles is proving to be very tough and resilient – and hopefully it won’t be third time unlucky."

Winsford Guardian: Marbles with owner Lauren Senior and vet Emily BarlowMarbles with owner Lauren Senior and vet Emily Barlow

Marbles with owner Lauren Senior and vet Emily Barlow.

On both occasions, Marbles had been playing in the back garden of Lauren and Kelly’s home, before they received a phone call to say their pet had been involved in an accident.

Lauren said: "It was horrible receiving the calls to say he was injured and at the vets, and such a shock.

"On the second occasion, he was playing in the garden with our new puppy and then we received a call saying he had been involved in a road accident half a mile away.

"We’re just thankful that kind people have taken him to the practice on each occasion.

"He received great care and treatment from Emily and the team and we’re delighted to see him back to his old self."

After undergoing a check-up at Winsford Veterinary Surgery, Marbles has rediscovered his zest for life and his owners hope he won’t be using up anymore of his nine lives.

Lauren added: "He is a real character, who loves a cuddle and a fuss.

"We live opposite a field and he loves to watch the children playing football.

"He pops round the see the neighbours and causes havoc by bringing home mice and birds."