Missy is our cat of the month for October. She has been in rescue a while now and would really love a home of her own. If you would like to meet her or want to know more about her please email the rescue email@example.com or look at her profile!# Missy
There have been many cats reunited, sometimes after a long period of time missing, due to having a microchip. However please remember if any details change to update with the chip company or a reunion may not be able to take place.
One year ago, on August 27th 2015 the staff at Birmingham Airport got a little more in the cargo than what was expected, inside was the little kitten that became known as Cairo, she had survived in the hold of a plane on a flight from Cairo via Dubai. She was immediately fed and watered and transferred into quarantine to be observed for rabies and other infectious diseases. After 14 days however her future would be uncertain unless a rescue could offer her a space and fund the remaining 3 1/2 months in quarantine.
Rescues were contacted and Linas cat rescue offered her a space, they were also able to secure the quarantine costs from Emirates airlines. Volunteers from the rescue visited her whilst in kennels and finally the date came when she could be released to go to her foster carer.
Cairo had had a couple of health concerns and investigations whilst in quarantine, noticeably limping and x rays were taken which revealed some damage around the joints and once she was in foster care more investigations and specialist advice was sought. In the meantime Cairo started to settle into her home and wriggle her way into her foster carers heart. Eventually it was decided that the damage had not got any worse, that her muscles needed strengthening but that she may at some point in the future need surgery to fuse her joint. So began an exercise regime which mainly seemed to involve running up and down the stairs chasing balls and playing fetch with toy mice – no real hardship for a kitten! Best of all her foster carer decided to adopt her!
Cairo started to go outside first of all on a harness (which she wasn’t keen on) and then freely with her “mum” watching closely. She now enjoys going outside, playing with leaves and the other cats she lives with.
She has turned into a delightful young cat who will not only steal your heart but your tissues, bread and ham. She will always have a limp, she may need treatment in the future but she is one very lucky, loved and spoilt lady.
Did you know linas cat rescue also has a facebook page! We are currently running an auction until Monday the 15th to raise some much needed funds to pay for some of the veterinary care our foster cats have received.
Click on the link and you might grab yourself a bargain !
Some of the items you can bid on:-
Now that summer is here (hopefully) there are a few things that can be done to keep your cat safe, healthy and comfortable.
White and pale cats are vulnerable to sunburn, particularly on ears and noses, where hair is sparse. Just like with humans this can lead to skin cancer which may require surgery. It’s best to try and keep cats indoors when the sun is strongest particularly for cats that like sunbathing! Also use sunblock on vulnerable areas you can buy special animal products of use a non toxic human sunblock.
It is important for your cat to be hydrated so make sure there is access to a fresh bowl at all times, it’s also a good idea to keep one outside.
Cats can get warm quite quickly and you might find them seeking out cooler places to lie such as the hearth or tiled floor. Some cats also like to lie in front of a fan. Please look out for signs of overheating such as lethargy and panting, encourage your cat to go somewhere cooler and have a drink. If you think they are suffering from heatstroke -collapse, lethargy and dribbling you can also help them to cool by damping their fur with cool not cold water and seek veterinary advice. Outside provide areas cats can find shade such as under large leafy plants, bushes or man made structures.
If you like to have your windows open then a curious cat may find this irresistible and you may need to use window restrainers or a screen to prevent an indoor cat escaping or falls from heights.
It is easy for a cat go wander into a shed, garage or greenhouse and get accidently shut in, if your cat goes missing check these first (and your neighbours) as it can have dire consequences.
Please remember alot of plants, especially lilies are toxic to cats. Signs of plant poisoning are difficulty breathing, drooling, vomiting, diarrhoea, excessive drinking, staggering and possibly changes to heart rate. Urgent veterinary care will be needed.
Many thanks to all who supported the rescue today. In total £590 was raised.
It will soon be time for the summer fair! It will be held in St Peters church in Derby, right in the town centre.
Why don’t you pop along and see some of the cats and kittens currently in the rescue.
Perhaps you are thinking about fostering or helping in some way, come and talk to some of the volunteers.
Come and try your luck on the tombola or raffle, browse the bric a brac and other stalls.
Feeling a little peckish? There will be drinks and cake to purchase!
Hope to see you there. Continue reading