When I was found by the Animal Accident Rescue Unit three years ago, I was in a sorry state. I was diagnosed with renal failure and was underweight, bleeding when I went to the toilet (I’ll quickly move on…) and prone to bouts of bladder infections and constipation.
After being lovingly looked after by my fosterers, who tried a range of special diets, numerous supplements and made endless trips to the vet, I am now finally stable with my condition.
The Animal Accident Rescue Unit has a lifelong commitment to the animals it rescues, so I became one of their permanent foster cats. This means cats that aren’t able to be rehomed due to medical conditions, are cared for by the Charity’s network of fosterers for the rest of their lives, with the Charity providing financial support.
The vet said that renal failure is a serious illness that cannot be cured but early diagnosis and careful management can boost the quality and length of a cat’s life. Well I certainly am enjoying my new found energy!
There was a cat tree in the house and I zoomed up and down it so many times that it broke – oops! I also like showing off by balancing on the TV. Funnily enough my fosterers aren’t impressed by that trick, but I think it’s great fun. I’m very friendly and will greet all their visitors before finding a knee to settle on. They say I’m a perfect addition to their family.
“This cat is not available for adoption due to their health issues but you can donate to help Animal Accident Rescue Unit to cover the cost of vets bills, regular medication and food.
“The Charity has a life long commitment to the animals it rescues, which can be very costly especially for those with complex medical conditions. As we take in more cats with long-term health problems that prevent them being available for general adoption we have to rely on our network of caring permanent cat fosterers to give these cats the love and attention they deserve.
“To donate, please visit our website: http://www.animalaccident.org.uk/donate/
“If you are interested in becoming a permanent cat fosterer, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.”