So it has been a busy couple of weeks here – Sylvester says that if we get any more babies he is going to live in the garage!
Our little grey and white boy that is being fostered for El Capitan is developing well and has a very healthy appetite. He has been named Linus but we have nicknamed him Jebbs as that is my brother in laws name and they are both similar (small and grey) – sorry Gerald! Panchi and Peanut have gone to a lovely forever home together and Nathan has gone to stay with another solo kitten for company.
We took in another two little babies from the joint neutering campaign run by El Capitan and Twinkle Trust in a village where the feral cat population had exploded due to the high number of unneutered animals. Most of the cats had been living in the bin area and scavenging food but some kind locals were also feeding them. These two were stuck at the bottom of a large bin and their eyes were sealed shut due to infection. The trappers did wait as long as they could on the evening they were there to see if their mama came for them, but had to rescue them as they were starving and their eyes were badly in need of treatment. They are now getting better and getting used to humans and will soon be ready for a home of their own. They are both jet black little babies, one girl and one boy and are so pretty – pics to follow as they are still a little wary of the camera.
Then on Sunday we received an urgent request to help a small kitten found in a box next to the bins near Las Salinas. He is about three weeks old and healthy but very underweight. He has been named Luna by the kind person that found him and he will also be looking for his own home in a few weeks. He has had a clean bill of health and has moved in to be roomies with Jebbs,
Huge congratulations to Twinkle and El Capitan on a successful campaign – nearly 30 cats trapped and neutered in one location alone, and a grand total of 60 trapped over a week with 9 needing veterinary attention for various ailments and the rest needing a spay or neuter. Special mention as well to the trappers who managed to humanely trap such a large number of ferals, with or without the aid of olives!
This work has helped not just the individual animals but also has prevented the suffering of a large number of kittens that would have been born to a very rough life.
*If you are interested in adopting either of these babies please contact El Capitan for Linus and Twinkle Trust for Luna*