After a receiving a call for help from a gentleman in Brymbo, Wrexham to take some of his cats, four volunteers, two vehicles with a large number of carry boxes arrived at his address to find that there were a large number of cats in an extremely poor condition. The volunteers started catching cats at around 6 p.m. and arrived back at the Sanctuary with thirty of them at around 10.30, where each cat was unloaded, assessed and housed in the Cattery units and isolation area. They were all unsocialised, with a very serious feal infestation, wormy, many with bad eye conditions, some of it due to the ammonia in the house, all of the females were pregnant and one poor little mite, we named her Curly as she has a deformed tail, is only about the size of a four month old kitten was heavily pregnant but couldn't pass the kittens. She was aborted and spayed the very next day to save her life, one other female cat who was also pregnang had a very serious infection in her uterous, her kittens were also aborted and she was spayed to save her life, she is still at the vets in isolation recovering, from the surgery and infection.One male cat had an eye injury cause by it being pierced by a nail, most of them have cat flu, and various other conditions. Our vets came out to the Sanctuary the very next day to check the cats over and recommend medical treatment necessary and to work out a treatment and neutering schedule. We are taking in 6 cats a day to the Veterinary Hospital at the moment, starting with the most serious.
It is going to take us at least two or three months to get these cats fit and well and ready for adoption. It is going to cost the Sanctuary at least £4,500 if not more, when they have all recovered they are all to be inoculated and chipped as well. We are desperate for help in raising the funds for the treatment of these cats. Our vets at the Grange Veterinary Hospital in Mold have been absolutely wonderful in their treatment of the cats and of saving the lives of those that were really poorly.
We are a small, local Animal Rescue and Sanctuary but when we get a call, we respond, and whereas we are usually self funding with our Charity Shop, Car Boot Sales, Book Sales on the local Market, raffles etc., thiis amount we have to find on top of our normal veterinary bill of £1000 per week is a challenge and we cannot do it alone tis time, we need help from animal carers, animal lovers and pet owners.
The thirty five cats, taken in from a hoarder in Brymbo, Wrexham, are making a slow recovery. Some are still having veterinary treatment, some are now signed off from veterinary treatment, all are nervous of people.
A few are starting to trust, starting to come forward to greet us and have a fuss made of them. These, we hope will be ready for homing in a few weeks time. All of the cats have been neutered, inoculated, wormed, flea treated and identi chipped. The ongoing veterinary bills for these cats continue to mou nt, we are paying £1,000 a week to the veterinary hospital, but the treatment is ongoing as is the cost. Pictures of some of the cats from Brymbo when we collected them, pictures of the rooms where they were kept, and pictures of some of the cats as they are now, well on the road to recovery.
We also took in three cats from a horrendous situation, a semi derelict house with great gaping holes in the walls and roof. All three of these cats were suffering from pneumonia, and needed hospitalisation and treatment. Pictures of this house are also shown.
As well as all of this, " Kitten Season " is upon us and we are inundataed with calls about cats with kittens in peoples sheds, garages, gardens, etc., as well as straying pregnant cats, who all need to come in to the Sanctuary.