Monday, 12 December 2016


On the 14th October we launched a JUST GIVING appeal for 10 week old Napoleon.

This is how the story unfolded...

Napoleon is a 10 week old ginger male kitten who came into our care when he was found in a very traumatic & distressed state on a country road having believed to be in a RTA.  He was rushed to our vets and given IV fluids via a drip to rehydrate him.  Initial examination identified abrasions to his face & side and he was also badly limping on his back leg.  After several days in our care, Napoleon’s condition had improved sufficiently for our vet to take x-rays of his back leg as he was still very lame.  The results showed he had severe damage & had fractured his femoral neck which will require extensive surgery to correct, at a reduced cost to us of approx £500.

We started a Just Giving page to help pay for his treatment with any surplus donations going towards treating the other cats and kittens in our care at Axhayes. We shared it on our website and Facebook page.

Amazingly in just 24 hours we hit our target and the money just kept on coming.

This was our facebook update at 9am on 15th October :

FANTASTIC NEWS - We have smashed our target within 24hrs! Napoleon would love to thank all those generous supporters who have kindly donated towards the cost of his operation. We will keep you updated on his progress, he cannot have his operation for a few weeks until he has grown a little more, he still only weighs under 1kg! In the meantime we will continue to love & care for him and provide him with the necessary pain relief. Many thanks again from Napoleon & everyone here at Axhayes.

Well, 8 weeks later Napoleon now weighs 2kg, the weight he needed to be before the vets could do his operation. 

His surgery is booked for this Friday 16 December and we are all excited for him.  

He is a very special kitten that deserves a purrfect future. 

We will keep you updated on his recovery and when he will be available for adoption.

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