Bella lands on her feet
28 May 2015
28 May 2015
An abandoned kitten with deformed paws has been given a second chance thanks to the help of a public appeal to pay for her veterinary care.
Bella was only six weeks old when she was found scared, cold and weak in a garden in Pendeen. She was severely malnourished and riddled with worms and fleas. She was taken in by Cats Protection’s Falmouth, Helston & District Branch where it was discovered she also had a heart murmur and with limited immunity succumbed to cat flu too.
She needed urgent treatment and operations on her paws which were causing her a huge amount of pain. Her treatment together with operations for her paws would cost more than £500 so the branch set up a JustGiving page up to help raise funds for Bella.
“The response has been fantastic,” says Kate Wills, who is both a volunteer fosterer and fundraiser with the branch. “It is so important to us that Bella receives the operations, we have been advised that her heart problem is likely to shorten her life and so we want her to enjoy it as much as she can, while she can.”
Bella has now been adopted by a new owner, Katie Zaccardelli. “It was love at first sight,” says Katie. “Bella is an absolute delight and I am thrilled to have adopted her. She is currently eating well and receiving lots of much needed love and cuddles during her recovery. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped Bella get through her rocky start and for all those who donated to Cats Protection to support her care. I am looking forward to seeing her running about, pain free and having fun.”