Please help us help cats like Seren
27 August 2012
Seren is a 6 week old kitten that came into CP from the Newport area
with her brother and sister just over a week ago as an emergency.
Several of the kittens from the litter had already died and all 3
surviving kittens were very weak, cold dehydrated , anaemic ( from
fleas) , unable to open their eyes due to severe cat flu and had ear
mites. The kittens were taken straight to the vets and admitted as the
two females temperatures were so low they didn't even register on the
thermometer. Unfortunately the weakest of the females was too poorly and
was put to sleep that evening. The little black male was the strongest and after
three days he was discharged from the vets and is eating on his own and
doing well. He has been named Lucky. His much smaller sister spent a
week on fluids and has now been discharged and her fosterer is having to
hand rear her as little Seren only weighs just over 210 grams. At 6
weeks we would normally expect a kitten of her age to weigh a minimum of
500 grams. She is doing well however and is a little fighter!
are really low at the moment, as well as the bill we will be getting for
Seren and Lucky , we have had a big vet bill for a 10 month old young
cat that was taken to a local vets to be put to sleep after badly breaking a leg
after jumping from a bedroom window. She had her leg pinned and has now
been successfully rehomed. We have also been swamped this year with a
huge number of kittens - all requiring vet visits, vaccinations, flea
and worm treatment plus food , litter etc. We have rescued and taken in
kittens born in sheds,greenhouses, on a shed roof , on a grass verge
near a main road and even in one case a stray that got into a house and
had her 5 kittens in a wardrobe!
Any donations towards our costs would be gratefully received, please visit our support us
page or click the bucket at the top of the page.
Seren is now 9 weeks old and is doing really well. She weighs 360 grams
so is gaining weight steadily and is now fully weaned, though she still
enjoys her bottle of milk in the morning & before bed. She is
going to be a little character
– typical tortie – small as she is , she grizzles and screams if you
try to do something she isn’t happy with – worming her for example!
Still got a long way to go to get her up to a normal weight and size
but things going well so far for her . Her brother
Lucky is fine too, he now weighs over 550 grams so will be able to go
up for adoption soon
Further Seren update....
Thanks to everyone who has sent donations and made enquiries about the
progress of Seren and her brother Lucky. Unfortunately this weekend,
Seren deteriorated and had to be put to sleep. She was a real character , small
as she was and we will miss her. Her brother
Lucky, continues to make slow progress though at 14 weeks he is still