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Fred the feral

.Fred the feral 
.In  October 2014 C.L.A.W.S. trapped and took into care a feral that had a large, open wound on the back of its neck.   Off to the vet who administered an antibiotic injection but the wound refused to heal.    Every 2 weeks he had to go back to the vet to have the wound de-brided (the top layer of dead skin which had no blood vessels in it was scraped off under anaesthetic}. This continued for many weeks and gradually fresh healthy skin began to grow back and the wound began to shrink.

It has now (end of January 2105} shrunk to the size of a 20p piece and the hair is growing back.

One more visit to the vet and he will be ready to be returned to site (the garden of a couple who are happy to feed him} once the warmer weather arrives.

No photo available as Fred lives in an igloo in a large recovery pen and only pokes his head out to eat and that only when there is no one about !!


Inky     
Inky

INKY

His young owner was too depressed to look after him, her mother was too busy to look after him so in the spring of 2014 INKY, then  aged 12, came to C.L.A.W.S.
He had been involved in a road traffic accident which had fractured the bone joining the tail to the spine and had damaged his colon which meant that he struggled to pass a motion and needed medication to help him.   He was also put on a special diet.

Over the months his condition has improved – his hips and tail have mended and his colon has regained its proper shape.   His medication has been reduced from 8 mls to 3 mls today.

From being  grumpy and frightened ,he has become a bright and affectionate boy who is now ready to go to a new home.


  Tia   
Tia

TIA

When for no apparent reason, TIA started to wee in the house her owner took her to the vet to see if there was any physical reason for this behaviour.  Antibiotics failed to help and despite repeated visits the problem continued and, in fact, grew worse as she started to wee on the beds and on members of the family.    In the spring of 2014 at her wits’ end her owner asked C.LA.W.S for help so TIA, aged 9., came into care.

Her records were transferred to the C.L.A.W.S vet and the first thing he noticed was that, even though she had a bladder problem, no urinary test had been done.    This omission was rectified and revealed crystals in her urine but not the usual ones that are smooth but ones covered in sharp little spikes, not unlike tiny replicas of medieval weapon known as a mace.  Although the cause had been removed with a course of the correct antibiotics the symptoms remained as the crystals had scoured the wall of her bladder thus making her need to go to the loo frequently.

Her fosterer was told that it could take up to a year for her bladder to return to normal.  She was placed on medication and her condition improved until now she needs only one tablet a day to keep her dry.

She is a delightful cat and very affectionate.  She would make someone a lovely companion.



Golden Oldies

    Jo Jo and Dolly 
Jo Jo and Dolly

JO JO and DOLLY

were taken into care in the snowy January of 2013 as their owner had been rushed to hospital with no hope of being discharged anytime soon. 

They had been badly neglected for a long time but, apart from needing to have all their teeth removed, they were in pretty good shape, though still very nervous.  

They were the first residents of our golden oldies’ home.


     Dennis
Dennis

Dennis

The help line rang between Christmas 2014 and New Year 2015.

A gentleman in great distress said his neighbour had summarily ejected her cat from the house and refused to have any more to do with him.   He was 17 ˝ years old and totally blind.  Could we help ?

There was room in the golden oldies house for him so his would-be rescuer and his wife instantly abandoned their plans for the rest of the day and popped him in a basket and brought him over from a considerable distance away.

At first he was nervous and grumpy and insisted on sleeping in his litter tray but he soon settled down until we tried to introduce a new resident to the house.  

Dennis took an instant dislike to him and the fur flew so we decided, because of his blindness, he would be happier in a foster home.    That was indeed the case and he soon settled down.
His fosterer says : -
 
"Dennis is quite a solitary cat and due to his blindness prefers to be on his own with no other cats.    He is 18 years old but a very handsome boy.  He loves his food, his own bed and a good comb.
 
He nuzzles whilst being combed and petted but is not a lap cat and does not like too much fuss preferring his own space.  He does talk to you with lots of chirrups but does not actually purr!  He is an exceptionally clean cat, always uses his tray and so is very easy to look after.








Cat Lovers Animal Welfare Society
Registered Charity 1062244
PO Box 1646, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3TL
Telephone 01189 341699
Email info@c-l-a-w-s.org.uk