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Help Kittens like Marvel

May 24, 2016

Help Marvel a helpless kitten

We are currently undergoing a few exciting changes at Abbey Street, we’re busy getting the new Cattery ready for ‘kitten season’. Every year we see the intake of kittens rise throughout the summer months and last year a staggering 40% of our feline intake were vulnerable or sick kittens. 

Kittens Like Marvel…

Marvel, a 4 week old kitten, was brought to our Abbey Street Rehoming Centre by one of our RSPCA inspectors. Alerted to the case by a kind-hearted member of the public, Marvel was found abandoned - wandering by some bins in Derby City Centre.

When Marvel arrived it was clear that he was very sick

Marvel had conjunctivitis that was so severe his little eyes were glued together with infection, not to mention a heavy infestation of fleas to boot. However, Marvel’s biggest challenge was his breathing – he was suffering with a serious case of cat flu.

Marvel was seen immediately by our vet and prescribed medication to treat his flu, conjunctivitis and fleas and took up residency in Lucy’s office (Animal Care Manager) where his condition could be monitored closely - we just didn’t think he would make it.

For a couple of days it was touch and go, as he lay wrapped in a blanket with a hot water bottle to keep him warm. However, the tenacious little chap turned out to be a real fighter. A month later, fully vaccinated, flea, wormed, micro chipped and neutered Marvel was ready to meet his forever family – and it’s all thanks to you!

Marvel found his furever home…

A lovely family visited the centre and immediately fell in love with Marvel’s handsome looks and charming personality.

Through our expert care Marvel beat the odds and found his forever home, but we want to be there for so many more kittens like him. The experience Marvel had whilst in our care is just one of 440 Cats and Kittens we cared for last year thanks to generous supporters like you. It cost £359.02 to pay for Marvel’s journey from a desperately sick kitten to the secure home and loving family he lives with today.

Sadly, as we head towards the summer months this problem will become greater. We’re extremely proud of the work we do – and it makes all the difference to see pets like Marvel living life in loving homes. 

We can't do it without you

Because of the kindness of supporters like you, last year 793 animals found safe and secure homes, providing the much-needed love, care and attention they so truly deserve – thank you. 

We don’t have to remind you that Abbey Street Animal Rehoming Centre relies entirely on donations from our super supporters to operate – we simply can’t operate without you. It costs approximately £9,000 a week to keep our service rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming venerable animals like Marvel, so if you can please help us by making a donation today. 

Just £5 can pay for an initial worming treatment, keeping all tummy's worm free and healthy or it can cover the cost of a single flea treatment, keeping those pesky fleas at bay.

Donating is simple, you can do so online here or by text. Simply text PAWS45 plus the amount you wish to donate to 70070 for example: 'PAWS45 £5'

We don't have to tell you that every penny goes towards helping ore animals find the loving homes they so truly deserve - thank you.

Category: Success Stories

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