Cats - Success Stories

These are some of our happiest and proudest stories:

"Grumpy Bumpy" was so called by the Stroud News and Journal when they ran an article to find her a new home. She earned the nickname because she used to have a habit of biting people, indeed she also had a go at her new prospective owner when he first visited her! Despite this he still offered her a new home and she is now very settled and contented and her biting days are over.

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wiggyWhen Wiggy arrived at our fosterer's with his brother, she had a feeling that something wasn't right with him and so she whisked him off to the vets. The vet felt that there was some sort of blockage in Wiggy's stomach, either a foreign object or a twisted gut, and he was rushed off to the main veterinary hospital in Stroud to be operated on as soon as surgery was over. It turns out that Wiggy had a length of ordinary sewing thread looped around his tongue, and that it had passed all the way through his intestines to the end of the bowel. It had cut into his tongue, which required sutures, and he had to have four incisions in his intestines to remove the thread, which was over 40 inches long. Wiggy must have been in excruciating pain, and had he not been operated on would probably have died within hours. After the operation it was touch and go for a while but he made a full recovery and went on to live a normal, happy life in his new home.

tinker&belleTinker & Belle are 2 sisters who both arrived at our fosterer's heavily pregnant. They were inseparable and extremely supportive of each other's birth and kittens. They each had four beautiful kittens 3 days apart and shared the kittens between them, feeding whichever ones were nearest to them. Tinker usually ended up doing more of the feeding while Belle was the expert cleaner and washer. The kittens thrived and all the family were successfully rehomed with Tinker & Belle going together.

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"Please convey to 5 Valley Cat Rescue my very grateful thanks for help with Tom & George's "little op" at Bowbridge. It was an enormous help! I give thanks daily for my very dear cats!!
With all good wishes, Doreen"

"A note of thanks for all your help with finding us two adorable kittens. We have named them (after much family 'discussion') Molly & Ginny. They are bundles of mischief and keeping us all on our toes! First injections for both are booked for next week and spaying will be done as promised at the earliest opportunity.
With thanks, Kalina"

"A belated note to thank you so much for taking in the little stray cat my sister had been feeding back in the summer. You renamed him Claude I think. I know he has a new home so – THANK YOU. I am so glad we were eventually able to get hold of the cat and bring him to a safe place.

"Smokey has settled in with us very well and we are so pleased to have him. He is quite a character, quiet and nervous one minute and quite naughty the next, but very affectionate!
Thank-you for putting him our way, Liz & Howard"