Maddy is fine now, the sterilization probably saved her life.
Part of adopter’s email:
And as you can see, she has since filled out, let’s hope she doesn’t get as round as a pumpkin. She is about 4.5kg now..
These are some new pictures that we took of her recently. She has a very peculiar habit of tucking herself comfortably under the sheets and usurping my bed , as you can see from the pictures. Usually, I’ll have to carry her down, and explain to her that it’s not her bed. LOL
Thank you for having such a Big heart and caring for these cats which will otherwise be unloved and left to die. Thanks to you- We now have a sweet, manja and very vocal furball… She is so well-behaved, always purring and such a sweetheart!
Copper has been neemed. She will complete her course of antibiotics on Sunday and will be released. Her appetite is still not good but at least she eats some dry food. No more tapeworm segments in her stool.
The yellow shade of Tommy’s ears if fading. Strangely he seems to poo and pee only every two to three days… but poo and pee look normal. He also spends a lot of time digging in the litter box and meowing before he finally delivers. I let him out of the cage at night when only the more peaceful cats are in my room.
Stitches has been sneezing for some time now… have been giving him lysine.
Sparky had a snotty nose some time back but he still ate well so no need for antibiotics.
An orange kitten about 3 month old was spotted by a resident of *28 yesterday night. We tried to lure him out from under the car and actually I almost had him as he came close to my hand. Then tried using the trap but unsuccessful. The kind Malay Lady is willing to house the kitten and her aunt even offered to adopt him. She said she would try again later…
Rain at Loving Pets counter
“Fur was so smooth so we didnt want to shave down, just bathed, manicured, cleaned ears n perfumed 🙂
…At Loving Pets, so many admirers n he is super good with human. can leave him at the counter n he will just stay there 🙂 can be Mascot for any shop front.
Helga was right his patch of grey is from the car engine, now he s peach color, he looks like a CHINCHILA CAT! :)”
Dawn slowly inching closer to Nushi’s special mix of kibbles while pretending not to be interested… but Nushi is not fooled!
Fussy Nushi will get whatever she will eat… and it has to be served on the mat, even the wet food!
Earlier was watching Bunny jump up onto the sewing machine not realizing that Orange Boy was sitting there. Both shocked and don’t know what to do! So both looking the other way and then OB yawning and very slowly stretching his legs and moving away a little. Normally Bunny will whack whoever comes too close… me included.
Seems Nushi and Tommy are prone to constipation. Had given laxative to both of them yesterday. Tommy was meowing and wildly digging in his litter trays… managed to topple one… but finally a big poo was delivered! Nushi walked all over the room trying to poo. I was really worried… she even vomited a little. Then finally she managed to get it out.. but it had to be on my bed… sigh! Never a dull day with cats!
Have to bring Copper to the vet again… Old Lady feeder says she is not eating… Sylvia says she takes only a little dry food and won’t eat at all if other cats are around.
Rest in Peace Pretty
Someone spotted a limping white kitten with its ears stapled at Block 239 Yishun! Caregivers from nearby areas have been searching for the kitten for 2 days now. At least 8 people took turns… but no sight of the kitten. Later a shopkeeper heard plaintive meowing from near the rubbish dump at 238….still no luck!
I made several rounds on bicycle after midnight. Saw this white cat looking intensely at something under a car…. I checked but there was nothing…
From Morna: “Pretty’s fever has gone down but she’s listless and not eating. Vet said that she had caught an infection due to her low immunity. She’s now on antibiotics and forced-feeding. Managed to syringe some chicken soup into her. Her medical fees to date is around $250/- and vet estimated that she will need to be warded for another two weeks. Sponsorship received so far is $50/-.”
Anyone who wish to sponsor any amount towards the vet cost, can email to Morna at email@example.com
The Chinese herbs helped for a while but then the gum problem always recurred quite fast. So I thought it’s time to get another injection and course of antibiotics to give Stitches some longer lasting relief.
Vet told me that Tommy did not want to eat but later I heard from the technician that M had given him home-cooked chicken 🙂 He finished 1/2 can of Liver Feast while I was there. Hopefully he can be discharged tomorrow or the day after… The bald patches on his ears could be fungus… maybe the spores are still in the environment even though Ike and Oki are clear. None of the other cats had gotten the ringworm but maybe Tommy has a weak immune system… Will have to wash the cage with bleach before he returns.
Pretty seems slightly better. Saw her drinking water but not interested in food. She seemed comfortable… stretching out when I rubbed her tummy and then resting her head on my hand.
Some very useful info from Dawn’s blog:
Pretty stood up for a few moments!
Tommy was warded and now on drip. His jaundice is worse. Dr Brian felt some lumps of poo but thinks that they are too thin to be causing obstruction. He said that such relapses happen quite often…
All the 3 cats were resting peacefully on thick towels, the dogs are very quiet and the place is not too cold.
Feeder F who is also feeding cats near the bus interchange is worried what will happen to the many cats there when they build a new air-conditioned interchange by April next year. She said the cats are all sterilised but doesn’t know who is the caregiver.
What can I do… if the feeders and caregivers from that are don’t speak up for the cats? They could ask CWS for assistance. Perhaps proposing a sheltered feeding station at the park… that would be ideal! It’s just next to the interchange… but I know how difficult it will be to get approval for that…. given the run-around and then getting some standard reply… sigh!
It’s almost 3 weeks and I should have replied. They didn’t give a deadline this time but I know it’s one week…
Will have to do it one of these days…
The complaint is about defecation in front of a certain unit on the 11th floor and the complainant suspects that the cat belongs to either one of two units on the 5th floor.
I asked Sylvia ( who is feeding the cats in Area 3) to check it out first and then we will see the complainant together if necessary.
I know Sylvia is the very conscientious kind and she actually went there every day either morning or late at night. She tells me the area is very clean, no smell at all and no cat sighted… for almost 3 weeks!!! No cats seen at the two units on the 5th floor and the community cats don’t go up.
The officer could have simply checked with the cleaners, to make sure it’s not a made-up complaint before contacting CWS!
Enema produced 2 small lumps of poo and lots of liquid and some foamy vomit. Now sitting hunched over the water bowl… not a good sign I think. His urine is bright yellow. Will bring him to Dr. Brian tomorrow… Thanks goodness for Dr Brien, he is taking good care of Pretty and made me so welcome… letting me stay on when he was still doing surgeries after closing hrs . I have confidence that Pretty will recover but worry greatly about Tommy!
*Dr Brian is always so gentle and soft-spoken but I know he will probably change once business is thriving… but nowadays I just take people as they are… without any expectation…. everybody changes! The more highly you think of someone the greater you will be disappointed later!
Quite tired of this life…too long…seen too much.. body and mind are sooo very tired but I am in a catch and can’t even wish to be released… because that would mean leaving the cats in a lurch… sigh!
My late fathers words come to mind very often… “Das Leben ist ein Kampf von der ersten bis zur letzten Minute” (Life is a struggle from the first to the last minute)
* No offence was intended! This sentence was never meant to be taken literally! Thought that it was clear from the rest of the post that this was just a (perhaps poorly worded) way of hinting at frustrating past experiences of people starting out idealistically but then change after becoming successful. Sadly this happens too often…
Vet said less darting of her eyes today… which is a good sign. She seems more sleepy, not trying to get up today… purring constantly.
Pretty recognizes me and her ears will move when I ring the little fishing bells.
I think she had never missed a feeding although not very hungry… just pretending 🙂 When I come back to clear the plate there is still much left but then she will come running again and eat some more… always had to make a third round to finally clear her plate…. and she likes wet food only. I think she mostly wanted the attention…
Pretty is not paralyzed. She will lift her back when stroked and also did some vigorous kneading with her front paws. However, she is unable to get up because of the brain damage. Dr. Brian said there is a 30% chance of full recovery. She seems to be able to see and hear… but eyes can’t focus.
Dr Brian also advised me to bring in Tommy, to have him on drip “to flush the system”. I have not decided yet… but am worried that he has taken a turn for the worse… not eating and vomiting. Could he be constipated, like Frostie? No poo for several days and only one small piece yesterday.
Blind stray cat needs a home. The cat eyes look normal not cloudy, no discharge, you would not know it is blind if not told about it. I learned from the cat feeder “Cat Uncle” he been feeding the cat for more than a year since cat abandoned. The cat was initially half-blind said Cat Uncle. Gradually the cat became completely blind. I am surprised how the cat survived in the back alley for long time despite its total blindness. It cannot run from predator for sure, as when I as a stranger approached it, it seems lost direction don’t know where am I at. My worried is other stray cats or wild dogs attacking this blind cat, or worse … human (the biggest predator of them all) … animal abuser or mischievous children harming it. I hope someone can rescue this cat for its safety.
Cattery is not a solution as this cat will live with more than a dozen cats confined in the cattery. Cattery workers busy no time, would not give the blind cat individual care whether it eating well or not, stressed or not, also if it get beat up by other cats – it cannot fight or run away as it is blind and cattery workers not there all the time to look after this cat. Blind cat need special personal individual care that is why I hope someone can bring it home for adoption.
Due to its blindness, I noticed it stayed within its comfort zone (territory) and not wandering around. If living in home it probably will stay put in one room and don’t roam further.
Please help find the stray blind cat a home. Thank you.
Please leave a comment if you are able to give this blind cat a home. She is tame and friendly.
From Metta Cats:
From a Yishun’s caregiver,
8.50am, sms from Morna
“Cleaner alerted me 2 an injured cat hit by car, blood fm eyes n half
paralysis. Old woman feeder said no $ just leave it there…sigh.. I
brought 2 my house, Have 2 bring 2 vet later:-(“
5th June 2010, 1pm
“Cat is now warded at Acacia Vet. She has brain haemorrhage believed to be from a hard knock from vehicle or maybe from abuse. Doctor said to tell whether a full recovery is possible depends on how she fares the next 5 days, let’s pray…”
“Injured cat is called Pretty. Pretty is a very sweet-natured cat. “
Feeder F saw Jacky who had been missing for a month… this time at the other end of the bus interchange. He was frightened and very hungry… hope to be able to bring him back once again.
This is really very puzzling! If pest controllers trapped him I would not expect them to release him at the same area as the first time. Did he perhaps hide in a lorry to get away from King who still bullies him… then went in the same lorry to the same place? Guess we will never know…