I am a volunteer and rescuer for over 20 years, for those who do not know me. I have rescued and rehomed many dogs and cats over the years here and abroad.
I am on my own working full time and my free time is extremely limited but trying hard to keep up, do the vet runs when needed, keep everyone fed and in good condition and health. I am looking after for about a decade two colonies in the centre of Limassol approx 40 cats.I have spayed and neutered many feral kitties but the situation is very difficult! Newcomers are a constant. Right now I have 13 orphaned kittens and some of them are being fostered, by me, until recovery or until they are ready for adoption.
Last night (12 Sep) at approx 11.40 found one of my feral baby girls injured. She is approx 3 years old, spayed, and she is the most gentle and grateful girl I met so far!❤ I was searching for her for about a week because she wasn't coming to eat...I was so extremely worried..Last night after I fed the kittens for their late night dinner I went again to look out for her and finally found her.She was trapped inside a shed..in my neighbour's yard...She was in great pain so I took her straight in to take care of her. Gave her fluids, and put her on the drip and gave her some vitamins and antibiotics. Poor girl....her gums were and still are completely white...very weak...wasn't eating anything so had to force feed her but she vomited so I didn't try again...I stayed up with her till 2 am because she was in great pain and crying and once she calmed down I let her "sleep".This morning I took her straight to the vet where she had some tests , an ultra sound and XRays. The vet told me she seems injured...Someone must have kicked her hard on her belly...😔😢😤...and she must stay in to be monitored and treated.....😔
So you realise that it is impossible for me to keep up with everyone while being completely on my own without any help.
I am now in the difficult position of being unable to afford her vet bill ,meds and food for the rest kitties till the end of the month, when I get my next paycheck. Specifically, at the moment from what I calculated I have the money for their food till the end of the week without even including the vet bill😔😔
I am really worried and concerned about their safety..and what the future will bring for those feral babies....😔😔
Some weeks ago, after having again some financial difficulties I cut down on their quantity of their food and the times I am usually feeding them (3 times/daily and kittens 4times/daily) and as a result I had 4 accidents...4 babies died ...killed by cars because they had to go search for food elsewhere 😔💔...Two of them sadly were run over in front of my eyes and despite my efforts to stop the cars ..despite my efforts to take them at the vet right away...both of them died in my arms, covered in blood on our way to the vet!!
This is a horrible thing that happened..and you never get used to it or can accept it...e v e r......their pain and agony till their last breath will haunt me for years!!
Please help me help these babies!
Help me keep them fed and relatively safe!!
Please help me provide them the meds and the treatments they need to have a chance in life and help me help this baby girl with the golden heart!! She is only 3 yrs old!! 🙏❤
The least we can do is to offer them some water ,some food and treat them when sick or injured..right?
Know that even 1 euro or tin food will make a huge difference for them!!!
Thank you all in advance for your kindness and compassion!!
*Receipts on their food ,med bought and vet bill will be provided.