One of our new fosterers Ros.. has written this about Chancer who will be looking for a new home soon.
Chancer had been involved in some sort of accident – probably hit by a car – and he had been signed over to us by the owners who could not/would not pay for his treatment. Luckily he found himself at a local vets, where he was found to be in shock having suffered a broken pelvis and badly fractured tail. After treatment for the shock and an operation to remove his tail at the base (and being neutered at the same time!) he was much improved and ready to come into a loving home for some TLC and nursing until he recovered.
Chancer is only a young puss, about 5-6 months old, and he did not seem to notice that he no longer had a tail. He seemed far more interested in his tender ‘boy bits’ for the first 24 hours; however food quickly became his total obsession. I borrowed a large dog cage, where Chancer had his comfy bed, cat litter and water bowl, and he spent most of his time in the cage where he could not try to jump and so was forced to rest – the only way to allow the broken pelvis to mend. We let him out for short periods of love and cuddles and lots of food. Thankfully, his injuries did not seem to have damaged any of his normal functions and he was soon using his cat litter and eating everything in sight. After a couple of days, he was looking for entertainment and we all spent happy hours on the floor with him, with bits of string, toilet roll tubes, fluffy balls, and a small fluffy teddy that was his companion in bed every time he went to sleep. He needed plenty of sleep, and half hour of play would be followed by several hours nap. At night he would settle down and sleep quietly until someone appeared in the morning to feed him. At that point he would wail horribly until let out and fed!
Three weeks have now gone by, and the sleepy, injured puss that arrived has slowly morphed into a scatty, cheeky, adorable and very lively young cat. It has become quite hard to prevent him from jumping about as he takes delight in leaping out from behind furniture to play. As I write this, we are off to visit the vet tomorrow and I am confident that he will give Chancer a clean bill of health and say he is ready to be re-homed. It will be hard to see him go, however I will be glad to see him start a new life with someone who will give him the love and care he deserves. He will be a wonderful companion and has his whole life ahead of him.
Chancer is a lovely family cat and would be fine with other suitable "in your face felines". He does need company and although we are willing to rehome with kiddies, pls do note that they will need to make sure he is handled correctly due to his pelvis. But with time the bones will heal even more and he will be completely fine, if indeed a bit weird looking when he runs..
Chancer is neutered, vac, chipped and was clear of nasty cat diseases.
Currently in care of Canterbury CP
Homechecks are required pls see our website for more details www.canterbury.cats.org.uk
Donations MUCH< MUCH appreciated.