On the 14th of November a lady found a fluffy kitten covered in mud, starved to death and eating dirt. The kitten was found by the train station and was near to death. The lady posted onto Facebook if anyone knew who the kitten belonged to, or if someone could help her find a temporary home until the possible owners came forwards.
Fast forwards over a week and a half, a massive vets bill, and a ceiling high pile of medication later, and the kitten has found a permanent home. WITH US.
The Saturday night that the kitten was found we offered to take her in with us just until she found a home. It was 10 pm and I stood in the middle of the street during a gale waiting for the lady to bring her to me. It was freezing cold and the winds were blowing at 50mph. We did not realise quite how unwell she would be. She was flea ridden and blood was in here eyes and around her little nose, that despite her grubby appearance was the most beautiful pink you would ever see. Every time she opened her bowels, she was passing bright red blood.
She spend Sunday curled up in her bed, unwilling to meet us. She was very scared and so fragile. She was eating well, but her tummy was bloated despite her bones being very visible through her fluff.
Monday morning I rushed her to the vets in town. She had a bleed behind her right eye and we were unsure if her sight or eye would be saved. Her eye was massively swollen and not reacting to light at all. Blood was also found in her ear and her head was tender. The vet was convinced she had been kicked in the head. She was lucky to be alive. This makes my blood boil. I thought she was only about 6 weeks old, but the vet recons she was more like 12 weeks old, but just tiny because she was starved.
We went to the vets for the second time 3 days later and her eye is now reacting to light, and slightly less swollen (we have yet another appointment on Friday to see if the swelling has gone down anymore), the blood had drained from the back of the eye, she had put on weight, and all clear of fleas. Although she was still passing blood and round-worms in her faeces.
She is currently still on antibiotics and an armful of other medications, but she is happy and playing! The difference is amazing. Some kind soul anonymously posted £20 through our door addressed to ‘The found kitten’. That made me cry. There are some good folk around!
I doubt anyone will come forwards for her now, and I’m sure I wouldn’t hand her over either. How anyone would toss a 12 week old kitten on the street, and KICK her is beyond me. She most certainly would not have survived the night, if she hadn’t been found on that Saturday. We have spent a lot of money out of our own pocket that we couldn’t really afford, but we just could not see her homeless. She now has a happy life at ours, sleeping on our bed and playing with our other 2 cats Poppy and Boo. This is her home now, and none of us would have it any other way.
Have you ever rescued an animal? Let me know in the comments below.
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