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I got a call from a man who was very worried about an injured stray he had seen in the area he said it looked to have and Eye injury and a hole in its side he said its fur was very matted dirty and it looks in a really really bad way so could we help him. We immediately arranged for a trap to be used to try and catch this poor cat but first in trap was this young queen who on arrival at vets was found to be a nursing mum cat so she was neutered and released back to her kittens.
Trap once again set for injured cat but again no luck this time it was another young nursing mum who would be neutered and returned., trap set once more and two more kittens caught but still injured cat wasn’t going in trap though was seen hanging around. Once more trap was set and this time a battered Tom cat was caught, neutered and returned to colony.
The kittens were starting to flourish.
But thoughts of the injured cat still out there were depressing us more and more, luckily the man who first reported the cat to us was still trying to catch it and had started to put food out to feed the colony which he had no idea existed until trying to help the suffering cat he had seen.
Finally after three weeks the injured cat was caught, injured eye was apparent and it was originally hoped an eye removal operation and recovery would follow.
Darlington vet clinic would operate the next day after administering antibiotics to calm the raging infection.
The next day though upon X-ray it was discovered this poor cat had been shot three times in the head and because of position of shots she couldn’t be saved 😓.
The vets were upset and horrified someone could do this to a poor defenceless animal and we were heartbroken, the man who had first alerted us to her was also devastated. A little feral no one cared about and someone wanted to kill had touched our hearts, did she hold back going into that trap until her daughters and grand kittens were helped ?
These are just some of the kittens we currently have in care, some were feral, some abandoned and others unwanted, whatever their story they all get the same care. Some are ready for adoption now others will be ready in the coming weeks, all are wormed, flea treated, micro chipped, had first vaccination and vet checked, adoption fee is £60 per kitten, neutering included when old enough, adoption fee doesnt cover anywhere near the cost of a kittens time in care so please consider even a small donation. https://www.paypal.me/CatsRUs
Ready for adoption black queen really friendly as is ginger and white Tom, tortie friendly but jumpy with strangers. Ginger boy still not keen on humans and much prefers company of other cats.
Unless we know you. Anyone interested in adopting must first fill in our adoption questionnaire
Only then if home compatible with chosen cat or kitten would arrangements be made for you to meet and possibly adopt a kitten /cat.
We dont have a centre all cats / klittens are privately fostered.
Already for adoptathon tomorrow noon till 3pm at Unit 10D Dabble Duck, Shildon DL4 2RA #cats #AdoptDontShop
Cats R Us and Cats Protection are working together and we’re celebrating the Summer Solstice with a day full of felines, reduced adoption fees on Adult Cats.
Stop by and visit even if you aren’t planning to take home a new furry friend!
Raffle, Tombola, trash and treasure sale. Tea and Coffee. Admission free though gifts of cat food much appreciated.