In November 2022, we awarded Cats in Distress a grant of £10,212 towards food and vet bills.
The funds fed 130 cats and kittens and helped the rescue with vet fees for 84 cats and kittens, including neutering 46 cats and vaccinating 59 cats and kittens.
The grant has helped cats like Kipling. Kipling is a gorgeous long-haired ginger gentleman, aged about 3. He was reported to a volunteer in Yeovil as a long-term stray living near a bus stop in Crewkerne just before Christmas. He was not neutered or microchipped. When he was admitted, they noticed his condition was fairly good, although his fur was very matted, and his front paw appeared to be injured as he would limp and pick it up. However, the vet believed it to be nerve damage after a possible accident. Kipling had behavioural problems too; he wouldn’t use his litter tray, possibly due to the fact that he’d been a stray for such a long time, and they managed to correct this problem by being patient and slowly training him to use the litter tray properly. He also would lose confidence and turn on his socialisers and cattery staff. The staff spoke in length to the vets about this problem and they recommended putting him on Gabapentin to try to lower his stress levels, this worked very well and he went to a foster home where he was able to continue his rehabilitation. In fact, it wasn’t too long before he found his forever home!
The rescue continues to pay for Kipling’s medication.
If you’re a rescue in need of a grant to help with food and veterinary bills, please visit our grant programme page here.
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