We Help If We Can
We receive many more requests to take in cats than we can possibly accommodate which is frustrating for the person making the request and also for us as in an ideal world we would be able to help every cat needing our care. Our foster homes are always full and until we rehome the cats that are with us no more can be taken in. If you adopt a cat from us you will not only be giving a cat a good home but you will allow us to help another needy cat/cats. Cats come to us of all ages, shapes and sizes and for equally diverse reasons such as: stray, moving into rented accommodation and unable to take their pet, allergies, death and illness of previous owner etc. Some need to stay with us for quite a while particularly if they are injured or sick and those that are pregnant or have young kittens.
The only way to increase the number of feline friends we can help is to add to our fostering network.
COULD THIS BE YOU?
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Here are the stories of two cats which we took in during April and May.
Lily’s owner had moved to another part of the country to live with a friend but Lily was unable to go with him and was left in the house with a relative visiting twice a week to leave her dried cat food and water. This was no life for a 7 year old cat accustomed to having people with her. Lily came into our care and this beautiful white cat, who is not deaf, as many white cats are, proved to have a delightful nature, very friendly, confident and likes nothing better than someone to play with and to give her cuddles.
Luther was the victim of a road traffic accident in Hillsborough on 9th May and a witness took him to the PDSA out of hours vets. They were unable to keep him as he had no identification. Although we were full at the time we collected this large black longhaired un-neutered male cat the next day, hoping we could find a foster home for him after he had been taken to our vets. He could not stand up and after an initial examination they thought his pelvis was broken and he was in a lot of pain.
They kept him in for further investigation and x rays and were going to neuter him whilst he was under anaesthetic. It was confirmed that he had a broken pelvis and he was put onto a drip and strong painkillers but no decision could be made about ongoing treatment until the pain was under control and the swelling had subsided. When the specialist orthopaedic vet examined him a couple of days later he thought he would probably heal with cage rest without the need of an operation. Luther a friendly cat who purrs loudly when he is stroked was kept at the vets for two weeks by which time we had managed to shuffle some of our other cats around to make a space for him.
He is still on cage rest but can now stand and walk a little way in his pen. It’s early days yet but hopefully he will soon be able to come out of his cage and have supervised exercise wandering around a room and eventually make a full recovery.
We have made every effort to trace his original owner, putting up dozens of posters and also on social networking sites, all to no avail.
Vouchers towards the cost of neutering are available for people on benefits or low incomes to try and reduce the number of unwanted cats/kittens.
See pictures of the two cats below:-
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