|Little sweetheart Percy|
It's soul destroying to think this could have been prevented if only he'd received basic care in his previous home. Proper nutrition, plus flea and worm treatment from the start and his story could have been very different.
A new little family arrived in my home yesterday. Fluff and her 3 kittens are here for the weekend, while her foster carers have a well earned weekend away.
|Fluff and her three kittens|
She's a lovely cat and a very good mum. The kittens are about 2 weeks old. She's coped really well being in a strange environment, quickly settling down and enjoying our attention. Her foster carers will be picking her up again tomorrow, but I'm hoping to keep in touch so I can get updates on their progress.
So, back to today. Libby and I started in holding this week. There were two very shy little girls, Tabatha and Milly sharing one cage.
|Tabatha and Milly hiding in a litter tray|
Arriving only yesterday, they are still finding it hard to adapt to going from a home environment to the cage room. We spent a little time cuddling and talking to them. I'm sure these little girls will be absolutely fine, they just need a bit of time to adjust.
Ruby was next. She'd recently been adopted but sadly didn't like being in a home with children so she has been returned to the shelter.
It won't be long before she's back in one of the main rooms and now the shelter have more information about her, it will help to get her the perfect home.
Finally to Mitzy, a petite little lady who enjoyed a fuss :)
Texas is still in Maternity and I managed to get a few new pictures. This little one looks very sad for some reason but is perfectly ok!
|Little sweetie :)|
So friendly and loving with each other and visitors, it came as no surprise when they were quickly pre-adopted.
As part of the health checks before re-homing the boys visited the vets. Charlie needed some dental work but sadly became very unwell after the operation. Tests revealed that he was suffering from FeLV - Feline Leukaemia Virus, which contributed to his poor recovery. He became so ill that the vet decided the kindest thing was to put him to sleep.
Luke was also tested for FeLV and has been found to be positive too. He must remain isolated from the other cats (which fortunately, he has been) as the infection can be passed on through saliva.
The shelter are now desperate to find a home for Luke. He will need to be either an only cat, or be with another cat who is also FeLV positive. FeLV positive cats should be kept indoor only to prevent spreading infection to other cats in the area.
So this little guy found himself at the shelter when his owner passed away and has now lost his lifelong buddy. If you can help to promote Luke and his sad situation, it would be greatly appreciated. He still has so much to give.
The Shelter do an amazing job looking after all these cats and kittens. Check out the Donate & Support page and see how you can help too.