Willow is approx 4 years of age found by the roadside having seizures, we are certain she was struck on the head causing cerebellar injury. X Rays showed no new breaks but that she had probably been run over by a car in the past (healed fractures of tail/femur/pelvis)
We have no access to diagnostic scans such as CT/MRI the brain injury has been diagnosed by examination only. Manitol and steroids initially for 3 weeks nothing other than parasite treatments since, she has had limited physiotherapy we do not access to hydro or specialist care.
Willow has made incredible progress she can now stand on all four legs and walks despite losing her balance as she still falls over, uses newspapers or the garden area for toileting (we cannot get a litter tray she can use as she falls out of it!). In the garden every day when the weather is good she loves being around us and her care is minimal (the occasional hot flannel on bits she finds difficult to reach) her will to live and determination to move again is humbling.
Willow is a lap cat obviously she must have been an indoor cat at some point but is a very independent spirit! We cannot keep her as she does not like other cats and will not tolerate them although we have got her to sit in the same room as ours now. Due to this we cannot have her indoors with us permanently when the winter comes we have nowhere for her to go, our own cats have learned to move fast when she is around!
We have had 3 vets assess her all say she is continuing to make further progress and should have a normal lifespan can any of you help her or find an organisation with better resources than ours?
On Monday (15th) morning this tiny bin cat was found collapsed in the middle of the road. He was in a really bad way and after a speed breaking run to the vet, the worst was confirmed. He was infested with worms, fleas and maggots. Bleeding from the mouth, emaciated, swollen infected eyes, severely dehydrated, in liver failure and suffering from hypothermia.
Seasons Greetings! We are appealing on behalf of partially sighted Pollyanna who is desperate for a home.
Found wandering the streets of Kalyves this young tortoiseshell female (approx 2 years of age) was underweight unable to hunt for food she would have starved this winter. Pollyanna has damaged corneas from old cat flu, neutered, all blood tests normal (FIV/FeLV negative) she is now fit and healthy.
Her vision is better at a distance not so good when close to objects as she cannot focus. She plays with her toys, uses her litter tray, very loving and affectionate she is very active behaving like any other cat except she can startle easily and needs pointing in the right direction sometimes.
Pollyanna would be safer as an indoor cat or allowed into a secluded garden as she is used to being outside.
If you wish to adopt or know anyone who might please contact us otherwise we need to raise the funds to send her to Woodland Nook in the UK for re homing.
This little feral stray chap was reported to us by some kind Danish tourists staying in a villa in Vamos. He has a large wound on the back of his head, this has now been cleaned under general anaesthetic (he was also neutered at this time) and he is recuperating with us. He should be able to return to the villa this week if the wound continues to heal. He has also had an MOT including ear cleaning and parasite treatment.
As usual this time of year people seem to think its acceptable to rip kittens away still feeding from Mummy too abandon them in the nearest bin. This little one is approximately 4 weeks of age, Twizzle is female (her ginger and white brother was adopted 27/5/17) pining on her own she went to her foster mummy Heather. Twizzle is very confident and vocal, healthy & playing with no signs of cat flu or any infections so far, as usual she will be vaccinated and neutered.
This other poor little soul was picked up off the street next to the bins eyes glued shut by pus.
She has pneumonia and maybe blind in her right eye, very frail but responding well to the antibiotics a delightful kitten. When she is infection free and back to health we will need a loving home for her. These little ones need adopters to come forward anywhere in Europe, donations towards their care would be appreciated.
Two more abandoned in the cemetery, baking in the sun…
Hi everyone these pictures are difficult to look at but people need to see what we do and why we do it. Simple cat flu turns into bacterial infection it destroys the eyes they go blind.
This gentle loving female heavily pregnant was left on the streets slowly losing her eyes for the want of a vet visit and simple eye drops.
By the time she was rescued she was blind her ears scorched and scarred by the sun. Euthanasia was discussed but such a gentle creature who would do well in a safe environment once healed deserved a chance, sadly her kittens did not make it.
Very affectionate she will take another month to recover and needs to gain the confidence to explore her surroundings and use her whiskers and other senses. We need to raise the funds for her after-care and find a loving, safe home obviously indoors.
If you cannot adopt please donate towards giving her a new life.