UPDATE: SADLY AS A PRECAUTION WE ARE CLOSED AT THE MOMENT DUE TO COVID-19 NO CATS ARE BEING RE-HOMED AND WE CANNOT TAKE ANY IN AT THE MOMENT. WE ARE VERY SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE HOPEFULLY IT WILL NOT BE FOR LONG 🙁
2019 was a very busy year for us as a small rescue, sadly people are still not neutering their cats or microchipping which is the best way they can be reunited with their owner, we re-homed 58 adult cats and 70 kittens and re-united only 4 cats with their owner due to being microchipped. Thank you so much for everyone’s support during 2019 🙂 Lets hope 2020 is a good one 🙂 Below some of our expenditure for 2019 which is why we rely on your support 🙂
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In this section we have some of our residents stories that are still ongoing as in treatments, we desperately need donations to help with these and all our activities to do with re-homing cats.
Sorry to keep everyone waiting but Fifi’s food had to come first as she had not eaten since 8pm last night, ok there is nothing surgically that can be done but the scarring on her tongue in time should reduce the size of the tongue meaning less drool, unfortunately a liquid diet causes more drool but there are no guarantees, the sides of her mouth are infected but antibiotics will not help they will only make worse so……….don’t laugh, I have to get a antibacterial mouthwash for her and clean the inside of her mouth with her very own toothbrush twice a day!! He thought it was worth a try as in every other respect she is improving. I have tried the toothbrush this afternoon and she actually likes it and bites at it so that’s half the battle, gotta do a google search for Chiorhexidine mouthwash now, bless her heart was so pleased she came back Fifi and I would like to say a HUMUNGUS thank you for all your kind words thoughts and prayers, thank you so much for your support it means so much meow xx
Fifi has been back to the vets this week she has not gained any weight but she has not lost it either she is still 2.20kg. Our vets Bridgefield Veterinary Surgery Wem are referring to a specialist in Manchester who deals in facial reconstruction she has an appointment at 10am on Tuesday 18th March, the drool is no better 🙁 so this is her last chance as we will have explored every avenue, she has been with us since 10th January and although she has improved weight wise the drool hasn’t, if something can be done that will be great but if not she really does not have any quality of life so it will mean she will be put to sleep, sad as that will be 🙁 Lets keep positive until Tuesday and I will update again then……keeping absolutely everything crossed, she looks a hell of a lot better than when she came in, it’s just the drool we need to get under control if that is possible
Fifi has spent the night in the vets, she has had a long lasting antibiotic jab which hopefully help her skin, she has had another bath and cream applied to her skin, she now has to wear an inflatable buster collar to stop her trying to groom her skin which she can’t do due to her tongue and the drool that settles on her skin is full of bacteria, hence the infected skin, she only has the collar off to eat and then it’s straight back on, this is really her last chance to get better, she will go for another health check in two weeks time and we will see what the vet thinks, although they are worried about her thick scarred tongue, lets think positive until then, on a brighter note she has gained weight once again, she now weighs 2.20kg so slow but sure, I pray to god she makes it :/
I have had to take and leave Fifi at the vets this morning 🙁 her skin is very sore and looks like she has an ulcer on her leg, both vets were operating and will take a good look at her once they are finished, hopefully antibiotics will do the trick, watch this space, C’mon Fifi you can fight this 😥
Fifi is putting on weight nicely, she now weighs 2.17kg so heading in the right direction, she went for a bath on Thursday and had her nails clipped as she is still drooling quite badly when she has her prescription food, her throat has healed very well indeed but the vet does not know if the tongue will reduce in size, only time will tell. She is a little quiet today and seems off her food a bit, I have spoken to the vet who said keep an eye on her and if problems to take her in. All of us at Sleapy Cat Rescue want her to get fully recovered and find her forever loving home when the time is right………watch this space!!
Fi fi is doing ok ish, still badly drooling when she is lapping her prescription diet food and I have to wash her face and head twice a day as it sets like concrete, but the diet is working she went y/day for weighing and I am very pleased to say she now weighs 2.07kg, I cant wait for next week to see how much she has put on. We have got her an inflatable buster collar to stop her grooming as she is making her back legs and rear end quite sore, she has an antibacterial cream that I put on twice daily that seems to be working. Further weigh in and update next week after Thursday.
Fi Fi has been sedated today to examine her thoroughly and brilliant news her tongue is not rotting away, it appears she had a big amount of fur at the back of her mouth that she could not swollow or bring back up, she has had the rest of her hard fur shaved off and had a lovely warm bath and looks and feels and smells a lot better, so it’s onwards and upwards with her prescription diet and hopefully will put more weight on, god bless ya Fifi xxxx
A huge thank you to our vet Anna who has given Fifi so much time and attention, what a wonderful person she is, Fifi enjoyed her nice warm bath afterwards and smells and feels so much better bless her, watch this space as she will go for another weigh next Thursday, keeping absolutely everything crossed 🙂
Fifi has put on a little weight, last week she was 1.84kg this week after being on a prescription high fat diet she weighs 1.96kg so we decided to shave her rock hard fur off but our vet noticed she has a funny smell about her (which she has always had) so looked in her mouth and part of her tongue is rotting away, the vet thinks the part that is rotting will eventually fall off hopefully leaving enough for her to eat and lap, so she has been left at the vets today and tomorrow will be sedated and a thorough examination and if viable then we will continue to shave her fur and continue with her high fat diet, will update more as and when things happen
Update on Fifi, she went back to the vets last Thursday and lost more weight which I thought strange because she had been eating (mushy food) quite well although still badly drooling, she now weighs 1.84kg which is less than a kitten before neutering! We are having a last ditch attempt for her to put weight on so we have her on Royal Canin Convalescence Support and Complivit which are high in fat and liquid so easy for her to swallow, I will be taking her back next Thursday for weighing and a re examine. Her fur is still very stiff so Anna one of our vets treated Fifi to a special foam bath which softens and moisturizes the skin, it does help a bit and am doing it twice daily in between her 4/5 meals a day which she has little and often. Lets pray she puts some weight on, next update Thursday 13th Feb lets hope its a lucky No for her
This is Fifi who we homed 5 half months ago, a gorgeous girl of 11yrs weighing a good 5.3kg when we homed her.
Sadly this is Fifi now, she came into the vets where I work a week ago with chemical burns but we think it was creosote/wood treatment that the owner said was done 2 mths ago, she now weighs just 1.9kg and is a bag of bones, where she has tried to clean herself up she has ingested the substance and is unable to put her tongue in her mouth and is drooling all the time, her mouth was red raw and we bathed her and a lot of her fur just fell off leaving very red skin underneath, she has been on liquid food to help build her up and she has come in with me at the shelter today 21/1/14 we still do not know if she will make it, she has been on antibiotics, steriods and eye cream as when she came in she had puss coming out of one eye, needless to say we took the cat off of the owner due to her condition and dramatic weight loss which to lose that amount in such a short space of time is cruelty in it’s self. We are hoping with a bit of one to one and lots of TLC she will start to put weight back on.
Fifi in her heated igloo at the shelter, we are tempting her with the best food and pray she will survive, if you would like to help with her vet fee’s we would be very grateful, please use the donate button. Watch this space, bless her she must of been in this state for sometime 🙁