Her owner died so at age 17 she was homeless and her future was looking grim until a neighbour contacted C.L.A.W.S. and we took her in.
That was the start of a long, arduous and ongoing journey for Beauty, her team at Alma Vets and her carers.
We took her for a check up. She was in good physical condition for her age but was a carrier of the Herpes virus which in cats manifests itself with ulceration of the eyes. Her right eye was so bad that it required immediate, intricate remedial surgery. It was successful and the aftercare went well.
She was discharged into C.L.A.W.S. care but the very next day her carer noticed a discharge from the eye and immediately took her down to Alma. She was admitted but sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, the virulent infection could not be controlled and the eye had to be removed.
Now the fight to preserve the sight of her remaining eye commenced. She was prescribed special tablets and eye drops 4 times a day. Well, that doesn’t seem to difficult – umm ! Beauty is a feisty lady and very strong and determined and has got the art of spitting out tablets to a t ! We find them under the chest of drawers in her room, in her bed and on one occasion in the room next door !
Recently she has been diagnosed with pancreatitis, which requires additional medication, and arthritis in her back legs. Her vet says that she would win a knobbly knees competition as her joints have thickened !
She goes to Alma Vets every two weeks for a check up to provide the best chance of preserving the sight in her left eye.
Since she came to C.L.A.W.S. in 2015 she has taken two major operations and all the aftercare involved and subsequent treatment in her stride - amazing for a cat in her 20th year !