Stories of cat rescue in England by Leanne of Kays Hill Animal Sanctuary….
Little Ginge was brought to us one day by a girl who had taken him in out of pity. He was possibly 8-9 weeks old and he had already had at least four homes. Life was about to get better.
She had taken him in after the last home soon tired of having a young kitten about the house (after a couple of days). Unfortunately, her two dogs were not at all happy about sharing their home with a cat of all things! He didn’t even have a name of his own. I called him ‘Little Ginge’, simply because if we receive ginger kittens they are always called ‘Little Ginge’ – simple as that.
He was a little sweetie and soon got over his fear, to become a lovely friendly little fella, a great favourite with everyone, he was always up for a game/feed/cuddle, whatever was on offer really.
The day after Little Ginge arrived we had another girl come to the gates after we had closed for the night. She was very upset. With her was a tiny, little dark tortoiseshell (tortie) kitten, 6 weeks old, possibly.
She told us she had seen a car pull up in her street and the door opened, a hand stretched out holding 2 tiny kittens. The kittens were thrown into the gutter! Someone else in the street had witnessed this callous act too and at the same time both ‘our’ girl and other person shouted.
The swine in the car realised he had been spotted, quickly grabbed one of the kittens back and sped away! The girl ran to pick up the other kitten but in fear she had ran away into a garden. By this time other people had come out to see what the shouting was about, so everyone set about looking for the abandoned kitten.
A little way along the street someone was just coming back in from shopping and realised that something small and furry had followed her into the house with the shopping! She must have had something that smelled nice in there! The lady went outside to see who the little mite belonged to only to find ‘our’ girl looking for the kitten. She was terrified and when we first saw her she was huddled in a blanket in the girls arms. We took her in, got her warm and fed her. Her fleas had to be dealt with and she was ‘wormy’.
We heard later that someone further down the road had found a tiny tortie kitten, but had decided to keep her themselves. The person who had chucked the two kittens out, must have thrown her out again further down. Thank God she was found.
Treacle, as we called her (because of the colour of her splodges in her coat) soon settled and realised she was safe. She was healthy and started to play and just be a normal kitten. God knows the story behind her abandonment and we can only hope there were no more kittens. Unfortunately, in all the commotion, no-one got the reg number of the car, or we would have had him/her.
After a very short time with us, Treacle and Little Ginge caught the eye of a lovely young couple who came to us wanting one kitten but decided they had to have both as they couldn’t decide which one to take. So off they went to their new home.
Just the other day we got a selection of photos of poppy and Dillon from their new caretakers, as they have now been renamed. They are looking beautiful, as you can see!
We were told that Christmas was fun, but the tree had to be rescued a number of times! Up to now 5 vases, a lamp, a picture frame and a pottery bowl have bit the dust, and there is a possibility that a fridge lock will be needed soon. However, I think, maybe its a set up job, as at the scene is always found a hedgehog toy, I have suggested that maybe its the evil hedgehog who is causing the damage and framing 2 very innocent pussy cats!! lol
Apparently both cats are very affectionate, especially Dillon, who is, I quote ‘a big softy’, so they are always forgiven and always loved. We know they are in their forever home and will never again know fear and abandonment.
Thank you Linda and Paul for giving 2 kittens, whose lives started badly, a happy loving home.
Good luck kittens.
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