Fram & Sax News April 2020
01 April 2020
April this year marks the 30th year of the Framlingham and Saxmundham Cats Protection branch. The branch was started in 1990, has found homes for many thousands of abandoned and unwanted felines and has helped thousands more, trapping, neutering and returning to managed feral colonies, contributing to medical and neutering bills for felines in need, reuniting lost cats and promoting feline welfare.
Dates for the diary: All events have been cancelled for the time being.
Sebastian’s Story:We received a call from the vets, to take in a frail, thin male cat who had sustained an injury to his leg and one at the base of the tail. Fortunately we had a space available and asked the vet to carry out an examination. He was given a long acting antibiotic, flea and worm treatment and was blood tested for FIV (Feline immunodeficiency virus ) and FeLV (feline leukaemia virus). It was a great relief to learn that he was negative.
He was named Sebastian at the vets and he is one of those cats who charms everyone. Considering what he has had to endure, he is the most loving, affectionate cat you could wish to meet.
After two weeks he had another check-up; he had put on weight and looked much younger. Sadly there was no improvement in the leg but the wound at the base of the tail had healed. He was unable to put weight on the leg to help him jump but managed to get about well. After an x-ray and biopsy he was found to have a deep infection and was given another course of six weeks antibiotics to see if it will clear. If the leg does not improve it will mean amputation but he is such a wonderful character we are sure he will cope. We will provide an update next month.
So, once again, thanks to the generosity of those who donate to our branch, Sebastian is being given the chance of a good future and hopefully will, in a short while, be able to go to his very own home. If you would like to contribute to cats like Sebastian in our care, please see our website for ways you can donate or call us on 01728 723499.
Looking for a home: Sadly we are now unable to re-home any of the cats and kittens in our care due to the Covid-19 situation. Rest assured they will all be very well looked after by their foster carers. In the meantime, keep an eye on our website for news about when begin homing again.
See our website: framandsax.cats.org.uk or telephone 01728 723499 for more information about adopting. cats in our care; event dates; neutering; cat-care leaflets; how to become a volunteer fundraiser or fosterer and other ways you can support us. Also find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.