Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Update

Alicia and her four are at another foster place, (not long before they will go to the adoption centre) as I have taken on three small kittens, they have diarrhoea and with them being long haired, well I am sure you can imagine the mess. I have been bathing them to remove the debris etc.
And brushing them to get used to being brushed.

They are approx 6 weeks, they are very malnourished and I hope to get them fattened up asap.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Update. 19/7/12

 Angus, Daisy(Bunty) and Dandy
Burdy
 All the kittens are now at the adoption centre, I took them last friday(13th) and I have been told they are okay. But unfortunately Rosie did not react kindly to the kittens not being there, she made lots of loud noises in the night on friday, so on Saturday I had to move her to another foster place, which is in the middle of nowhere with not very many close neighbours, she is doing okay she has been spayed and after her 1st vaccination will be also going up to the Adoption centre.
You may of noticed I put bunty in brackets, that is because there is already a Daisy so we had to re name her.
Rosie

Morris is still at the adoption centre, the staff are trying to get in touch with the people who wanted him, but have just sent a letter as they are not answering their phone.
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Meet Alicia
She is the cat waiting for the Felv test results.
She is such a sweet cat, I just had to name her.
I am still waiting for the results to come back
Tests results are back and they are negative

Here is the Blk/Wht Kitten
and the 3 Blk kittens below


They are very nervous, they have had no contact with people except me and the vets,
 so are still very hissy! But the two boys are coming round, if the test results are okay then I hope to separate them to give the boys a chance to come on without copying their sisters hissy fits.
I have now got the two girls in a dog crate and hope to work on them

Please send good thoughts that the results are okay.
Results are Negative

Thank you

Friday, 6 July 2012

Source Cats Protection on Facebook
 
Following recent press articles suggesting that women who own cats are a suicide risk, Cats Protection would like to reassure worried cat owners that there is no need for concern.

A number of newspapers published a story earlier this week about a study that found that Danish mothers were more likely to have developed antibodies to the parasite Toxoplasma gondii if they self-harmed at a later date....

However, according to the NHS, this study ‘does not prove that T. gondii infection actually caused the women to self-harm. There may have been various mental health, medical, personal or social causes which this study has not explored. Furthermore, this study looked at the association between self-harm and women with antibodies against T. gondii rather than those who owned cats’.
Therefore, Cats Protection is keen to reassure cat owners that they need not worry and urge anyone interested in this issue to read the available NHS information here:

http://www.nhs.uk/news/2012/07July/Pages/toxoplasmosis-in-cat-faeces-and-suicide-risk.aspx

Background about Toxoplasma gondii
Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that can cause toxoplasmosis, which is a common infection that occurs in most birds and mammals, including humans. It can be caught from handling raw meat, unwashed vegetables, contaminated water sources and cat faeces.

In most cases, toxoplasmosis does not cause any symptoms. However, pregnant women and people with weak immune systems need to take extra care to avoid becoming infected and advice about prevention can be found here: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Toxoplasmosis/Pages/Prevention.aspx

Cat owners are statistically no more likely to get toxoplasmosis than non-cat owners and people are more likely to contract the disease from ingesting undercooked meat than from a cat.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Hello!

I know I have been MIA but I have good reason, as well as taking on the Foster coordinator role for district Branch, I have also taken on the role of Purchaser at the Adoption centre for the Friends of Derby 'shop' and stalls. after being voted in at the AGM.
 So have been ordering lots of new stock and will be going out today to the cash and carry to get more.
Although a lot of events have been cancelled due to the weather we have been having, we can always use more stuff to sell. And raising money is what we do!

The Mum and for kits are doing well, still no news!