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Fostering News Update

The following article has been written by one of our foster carers Sally. It is an update on two of our charges she is currently looking after. Alice the tiny kitten with brain damage & rickets along with Rocky the little Yorkie who has had numerous tumours removed & lots of dentistry work. Alice Kitten’s Story; Alice is one of the litter of five which were signed over to the rescue early in the year. Four were quickly homed but Alice was being assessed by her vet as she had a strange head wobble and some uncoordinated movements. She was otherwise an enchanting little girl, full of life and very active but requiring certain restrictions for her safety. She moved in with me in March and began a long process of veterinary assessment which finally resulted in a diagnosis of a vestibular problem which causes the head movements which has improved hugely as she has grown and is mostly evident if she becomes very excited, and a further diagnosis of type 2 rickets for which she is on a raft of medication . Prior to her diagnosis her vet circulated a video of her on an international veterinary consultation website so little Alice has had her fifteen minutes of fame! Alice is now nearly 7 months old and my household has been adapted to fit around her as she could risk bone fractures from falls or even rough play with the dogs. She is very small and will never be a big cat, is very active and bright and frankly rules the house and all in it! She has made a friend of Molly, one of my old adopted Otterspool cats who spends a lot of time with her, mainly because Alice has treats and food with her medication a few times daily and has an abundance of toys , all of which Molly loves. Alice will have to be a house cat but leads a happy and active life with lots of stimuli. She is still undergoing regular treatment and tests because of the rickets , this being a period of rapid growth and bone formation in young animals. Rockys Story; Rocky has now been with me for nearly a year and recently celebrated his 10th. birthday. His lack of teeth has not effected his appetite in any way, he loves his food and he is now quite plump and probably needs to go on a diet! Rocky has kept very well for the past year and thankfully there has not been any recurrence of the mass cell tumour which required major surgery when he was signed over to Otterspool. In all , by September 2014 he had three major operations one to remove the tumour and a further two to remove the last of his teeth which were completely unsalvageable. Rocky is active, feisty, noisy and busy – classic yorkie! He gets on well with my two daxi boys and four cats and will hopefully continue to remain in good health and have a long and happy life.

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