Below is just a few of the many cats that we have rescued from dire, near death situations. With your donations we can continue to help cats in need.
Holly was rescued from the jaws of death one cold, wet Sunday evening in November 2016. She and her sister were found on a conveyor belt in the recycling plant in Grangemouth and would have been squashed had they not been rescued. They were taken by one of the workers to one of our volunteers.They were tiny, cold and very vulnerable little bundles which we raced to a volunteer who has been bottle feeding little babies like these for years. There they were nursed and fed every 2 hours. Unfortunately 2 days later the smaller of the two whom we had named Twinkle just faded away. She was just too small to survive. However Holly fought on. She was such a wee bundle of mischief even then, refusing to be weaned and sticking firmly to her bottle! Finally and I’m sure just when she wanted to, she started eating wet cat food but only with constant coaxing! Holly is such a beautiful and unusual kitten being a black smoke where her undercoat is white and her outer fur is black. So lovely when she walks and you see the effect. Everyone who has come into contact with her from the person who first lifted her from the recycling plant to the vets and their nurses all find her absolutely adorable. She is confident and lively, all that she should be. She has now found a lovely home where, as expected, she is absolutely adored. She has a new sibling, a big sister cat and 3 dogs but she has them all fascinated by her antics.
Tiffany was in a distressed way when she came into care, her cat flu was so bad she could hardly open her eyes to see and was totally choked. There was hardly anything of her, she was such a poor wee soul. The vet that seen her said that if she didn’t improve within the next 3 day period, she was to be put to sleep as her sight was so bad and no point in having a blind cat. After 3 days of intensive nursing, Tiffany picked up and even started to play. It was absolutely marvellous, she was meant to survive. Her vet could not believe it! After that she just went from strength to strength, but did have continuing eye problems and had to have a couple of operations on her third eyelid/tear ducts and some days she still has a wee teary eye due to her tear ducts getting blocked up a bit, but it’s a small price to pay, as she lives her life very much to the full now with her other feline friends.
Oleg came in as part of a litter suffering severe cat flu. Oleg was always outside the bed and didn't seem to be doing very well. When it was realised his mum wouldn't put him back in the bed, we decided to supplement his feeding. Then one day, when he was with his mum and siblings, he was left out, sitting shivering, when all the others settled in one of the beds. After this he was kept indoors and hand raised. It was a long haul, but during this time, he started to thrive and he formed a very strong bond with Monsy, one of our fosterers cats. They are now practically inseparable, play fighting, chasing and as you can see from the picture, snuggling in together. As a result, Oleg will be staying with one of our fosterers in a forever home.
Steve was in the same litter as Oleg, riddled with cat flu. One of Steves eyes didn't respond so well to treatment. So when old enough, just after rehoming, Steve was taken to one of our vets again as his eye was ruptured and it needed to be removed. Without the eye, Steve seems much happier as he is no longer in discomfort. His eye had ruptured due to cat flu so there was nothing more we could do. He recovered really well and is firmly settled into his forever home.
Ebbie was found straying and taken into our care. When she went to be neutered we found out to our horror that she had a dead rotting kitten inside her. This could have caused blood poisoning and been fatal for this cat if left to continue. Now she's made up in her new pad and a very contented lady!
Caramac came into our care along with his siblings in a dreadful unkempt state having cat flu, ear mites, a gummy unsightly eye, full of worms, completely under-nourished and was un-handleable. After being treated for all these things and after much petting and T.L.C. it was decided that Caramac would indeed need his eye removed. However going through this operation did not put Caramac up nor down and he was such a sterling brave wee soldier, that he tugged at the heart strings of a veterinary nurse in Clyde Vets, Lanark who took him home with her one day to join her family with her dog and her horse. Her dog and Caramac became the best of pals!
This is a before and after picture of Liath. She came into care as a stray kitten with a dreadful case of cat flu and had to have her eyes operated on and her tear ducts were blocked. She has firmly settled into her new home. Her new family say she takes everything in her stride. She watches football on the TV and has become best friends with Floyd the dog, jumping into his bed. She likes to sit on shoulders and spy on her owners as well as window watching the birds fly by.
TJ came into care at just 2 days old an abandoned wee kitty and still surviving without any food. Against all odds this wee kitten survived and he has a new home with a family who love him dearly and he's all grown up. His survival is all due to our volunteer, Mags's, sheer dedication and unconditional love, when rescuing wee helpless kitties such as these. He is certainly special!! This is a picture of TJ at just 3 days old, 2 and 4 weeks old.