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From rags to riches: burned cat Mushka has a second chance at life

13 March 2019

Stray cat Mushka was a stray living outside in the cold and her fur was dirty and stained.  She had weeping sores on her shoulder, back and ear, probably from burns where she had sought shelter under a car bonnet. But Mushka’s luck finally changed when she was taken to Cats Protection’s Bridgend Adoption Centre.

“Mushka was very scared and shied away from our cat carers when she first arrived”, said Cats Protection’s Bridgend Adoption Centre Manager Sue Dobbs. “She received treatment for her injuries and we gave her lots of TLC. “After a couple of weeks, her sores had healed enough for her to have a bath to clean away some of the dirt. 

“By this time, Mushka had gained in confidence and started to wrap her paws around all of our hearts. She’s become a little love bug!” Over the next few weeks, Mushka continued to recover, slowly but surely. Her skin became very itchy during healing so she had to wear a buster collar - and a red jumper when she became fed up with the collar.

Eight weeks later, she has a sparkle back in her eyes and her fur is becoming shiny and white. She has an entourage of cat carers waiting to do her bidding and she is affectionately called Princess Mushka!  Sue said: “Mushka has come a long way from the sorry state she was in when she was first admitted into our care eight weeks ago. “Her miraculous transformation from the poorly cat she was into the Princess Mushka we now know and love is a testimony to the hard work and commitment of the team at Cats Protection Bridgend.  “She continues to make steady improvement and hopefully will be available for adoption in the coming weeks.”

“Mushka is one of many needy cats coming into our care every year, many of whom need urgent vet treatment and lots of TLC to give them a second chance in life; this wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of kind cat lovers. 

“If members of the public would like to donate to support our work, they can do so online at www.justgiving.com/fundraisi…/cats-protection-mushka or text BRID to 70577 to donate £5.00.”

If you are interested in adopting Mushka or our other cats in need of homes, please contact the centre on 01656 724396 or email bridgend@cats.org.uk