Vicky is a fosterer for Wear Valley and Darlington Cats Protection. She writes the following on her website:
I would not change it for the world, but what I would love to see change is people’s attitudes… towards cruelty, towards neglect, towards abandonment and towards NEUTERING.
Neglect, neutering and abandonment are big issues in the cat world. I have just written about the laws bringing about change to cat ownership in Tasmania (the country where Maggie lives, a former PoCer).
Those laws are about attempts to reduce abandonment and increase neutering and responsible cat ownership.
Vicky’s experiences highlight the problem areas of cat management across the globe. They are the same problems wherever you are.
Vicky has been busy these past two years fostering cats for Cats Protection. She has cared for a good number of cats, indicating the scale of the problem. She has quite a fancy facility at home (I presume she fosters from her home). She has two enclosures, I think you might call them that. Vicky calls them “pens”.
Always of interest to me is how hard it might be to rehome a cat that you have fostered and so it happened to Vicky when she cared for a starving, dehydrated, tabby kitten who was found by the roadside – a bypass. It is probably a busy road.
Marion cared for her the first night….You’ll hear the soothing, friendly, cat-loving voice of Marion in the video…
Then Vicky took over. At first, there was a chance this kitten would not survive. Vicky writes:
She had to be given fluids and nutri cal every few hours and was very scared and tired…
Well, she survived and thrived thanks to Marion and Vicky. When adoption time came around as it inevitably does, Vicky discovered she could not do it. She had lost her heart to this kitten while saving her life and nurturing her to full-health. Vicky named her Saeko.
Associated page: Chester! He’s famous. The link goes to a search results page on the topic of “Chester” who was abuse by kids and saved by Marion at Cats Protection.