Posted on November 7, 2013
Bad news is becoming the norm… More kitties have come down sick.
Hala has lost a lot of weight recently, although she eats very well, her appetite knows no bounds. Nobody knows exactly what’s wrong with her, the cause of her problems may be some systemic disease. The truth is we don’t really know much about her – she was picked up from a cat and dog shelter which burned to the ground in 2011 and consequently her age is unknown. We don’t even know how she lived before she arrived here or where she came from, we know almost nothing. Her appetite was voracious from the beginning, she gained a lot of weight and looked chubby and happy back in the spring, but now she seems to be fading away and is light as a feather. She is currently under treatment and being given special food, but nothing helps, she just keeps getting weaker by the day.
Maggie is in crisis again. The entire litter she belongs to was born with some underlying problems - one kitten was stillborn, two died promptly after birth and only Maggie and her brother Keith (whom we used to call Kate until we realized he was a boy) survived. Maggie was in terribly bad shape when she arrived here although she’d been kept in a house since she was born and it’s a question if she carries something which is impossible to correct. She is exhibiting symptoms of a kitty cold but she is eating and behaving normally. She is being given injections every day.
Flekica is a beautiful and gracious old lady who has probably turned 16 already and all of her health problems are age-related, just common health issues of the elderly. She’s been losing weight for some time now although I feed her separately and she eats well. Her behavior is quite normal and even though there is no rejuvenation treatment, we have to assure she is living as comfortably and fully as possible in whatever time she has left.
Please, help us! We’ve been struggling with unexpected problems for far too long and now, with winter rapidly approaching, we must try and do everything we can to enable even the most delicate and the oldest kitties to make it through the cold months ahead. Every donation counts!