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Saturday, August 06, 2016

Rescued - severely hydrated, starving, tiny and very ill.

Dear George,
This is me, Merlina. Somebody picked me up at a farm where there was a feral colony of cats. I was so ill that I couldn't run away like the rest of them did.
Everything hurts. My eye is swollen and raw where I scratched it. My right leg is almost hairless and inflamed from where it touched the eye. It's hard to breathe with all the phlegm nearly choking me
After a vet's visit, I arrived at Sunshine Cat Rescue who put me in a kitten pen with a water bowl. I was so thirsty I drank for a whole minute. Eventually I started eating too.
Now I am settling down to a regime of food, eye drops and antibiotic pills. I'm still scared.
Yours Merlina.

Dear Merlina,
Welcome to your new life. You will now live to be a happy loving pet cat. Your beautiful grey markings and the fact that you will learn to trust humans means that from now on, it's going to be a thousand times better than it has been so far.
Your photo shows how vaccinating cats is so important. Millions of kittens die from cat 'flu ever year and the ones that survive often have long term health issues. And if only the farmer had allowed his cat colony to be neutered and spayed, there wouldn't have been kittens dying of cat flu all over the barn. It could have been a healthier happier colony.
A message to all other cats - make sure your humans vaccinate you if you are allowed outdoors. Help the local cat lovers who are trapping, neutering and returning feral cats in established colonies.
Because I was originally a rescued feral kitten too, I support Sunshine Cat Rescue in Oxfordshire with regular donations. If you'd like to help pay Merlina's vet bills, go to their website here. The donation button for PayPal is on the right, at the bottom of the page.
Yours George.

5 comments:

  1. St Francis' blessings to you Merlina; we hope you make a full and complete recovery and you have many many many years ahead with your for ever people
    ♥♥♥♥♥ we know it's scary; but please dont be frightened anymore. You will
    get the help and care and love you need ~~~~~~

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  2. Ah! You sweetest darling! May you find the perfect human pets and the ideal forever home!
    Hugs & well wishes
    Gizmo

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  3. Now you are safe Merlina! Hope your siblings are too!
    Let's hope the farmer has a heart and will take care of the cats (including spaying and neutering them). Get well soon!
    Minnie

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  4. God bless you and everybody else involved in your rescue!
    I'm a tough guy but just seeing your photo breaks my heart!
    Wish you health and a happy life!
    Diego

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  5. Once I thought about things like: why such information is for free here? Because when you write a book then at least on selling a book you get a percentage. Thank you and good luck on informing people more about it!
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