Saturday, 6 January 2018

April's Story

At the beginning of December we received a phone call from the local skip hire yard about a poorly looking cat hanging around the skips looking for food. CCA Jackie went out and collected her and brought her into our care. On arrival as you can see from our photos she was in quite a state, her fur was full of dust and her feet were caked in muck too. She was bald around her neck where she was probably wearing a collar for many years. She would have had an owner at some point. She was very thin and hungry; she had probably been outside fending for herself for quite some time. It was lucky she came in before the weather really turned colder.
April on arrival
April on arrival
We cleaned her up, gave her a good groom and cleaned as much of the muck off her paws as possible. We scanned her for a microchip, she had a microchip. We found out her name was April and she was 15 years old. We tried to contact her owner with no luck, after a couple of days it turned out her owner had sadly passed away and his son was happy for us to find her a new home if nobody else came forward for her.

April after a groom and clean up

During the past month we’ve built up April’s weight with regular meals. Her fur is becoming shiny and clean once again. Her eyes are clean and bright too. She enjoyed her warm comfortable bed and all the attention she wanted. She was checked over by our vet, had all of her vaccinations and had blood tests etc. Her blood test results showed due to her old age, she has a renal condition, which can be managed with a special diet. We’re hoping this will not put any potential adopters off her.
April now feeling much better in her new bed she got for Christmas
She is the sweetest little cat; she’s gentle natured and loves attention. She will the best companion for somebody, all she wants is a quiet retirement home with someone who will love her forever. She is now available for rehoming. If you live in the Exeter, Devon, UK area, please get in touch with us Thank you.  

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