Whinnybank News

An update on last week’s feral family – the tortie mum has turned out to be a domestic & the 3 kittens, who had been living in damp & cold conditions since day one, all had diarrhoea & runny eyes, which has now cleared up. They were also full of worms & are being treated for this too. Thanks go to Jenny, our new fosterer, who has her work cut out taming the kittens! We & CPL have an ongoing situation dealing with a feral colony in the scrap yard behind Asda in Dundee – we were unable to continue with trapping due to lockdown. In April there was a huge fire & sadly some of the cats perished. They were kept at the scrap yard for vermin control but the owners had no interest in having them neutered or feeding them – poor souls. Thankfully, a colleague of Sue’s has been feeding them faithfully twice a week. On returning to trap the cats last week, a domestic, un-neutered tom cat was caught – he had an abscess in his ear &, to our horror, it was full of maggots so he must be feeling much better now it has been cleaned out & treated. Sue is almost certain that he can be turned around & re-homed. Out ‘Muchty shop is missing the daily visits from cat Bruno who has sadly passed away. Big thanks for all the food sent through Whinnybank’s Amazon wish list.

If you can offer a home to a cat, help at fundraising events, in our shops or at the sanctuary, please call Sue on 01337 840414, or see us online at www.catchat.org/whinnybank & www.whinnybank.org.uk