Millstone Mews Moggies
''Millstone Mews is the name I gave the small three pen cattery in my back garden when Stray Cat Rescue was formed in 2002, since then many cats have come and gone. Three years ago it was decided that I would concentrate on kittens especially pregnant mums and mums with kittens, this has worked very well, re homing the kittens, having the mums spayed and then transferring them to our main shelter to find a nice home for themselves, leaving me free to take in the next needy mum.''
If you are interested in any of the cats below please ring Sue on 01582 650167
Flash- male, black/white, neutered.
Jess's son, born 6/4/12.
Spider - male, black and white.
We twice thought that we would lose him to cat flu but he stubbornly hung on in there and is now fine. Born 6/4/12.
Sorrel - female, tabby and white, spayed.
Found in a rented property when the tenants moved out. Found with Fern and 7 kittens, 3 of which had already died.
Fern - female, tabby and white, spayed.
Found in a rented property when the tenants moved out. Found with Sorrel and 7 kittens, 3 of which had already died. Leaving Pansy, Parsley, Peony, Pepper and Petunia:
Parsley - male, black and white.
Parsley is the brother of Pepper, Petunia and Peony and adopted brother of Pansy. he is a little prince with his tuxedo markings. He deserves a loving home now.
Peony - female, tabby and white, born April 2012.
Peony is a beautiful little girl and after her hard start to life, beng abondoned to die, she really wants an understanding and loving home.
Pepper - male, tabby and white, born April 2012.
Pepper is a big handsome boy, his tabby fur has almost wildcat markings. And his little pink nose is adorable. He's been through so much already, he now needs a patient, forever home.
Petunia - female, tabby and white, born April 2012.
Petunia, like her sisters, is such a cutey. She is just shy after such a hard beginning to life. With a loving, caring home she will make a wonderful pet.
This year hasn’t been so easy, it started as usual with a cat called Jess arriving at the end of March heavily pregnant, someone had seen a car stop and dump her in a farm gateway! Jess gave birth to beautiful kittens on 6th April (Good Friday). We named them Flash, Spider and Xena.
On 19th April two mums, Fern and Sorrel arrived with four six week old kittens Pepper, Petunia, Peony and Parsley. And one two week old kitten, Pansy. They all came from the same place and we weren’t sure who was the mum of who so they all went in the same pen together. They’d been found in a rented property when the tenants moved out, unfortunately Pansy's three siblings had already died. All the cats would have died if not found.
In spite of my concerns for Pansy’s welfare, in with the bigger kittens, she coped very well. She had a nasty eye infection which I cleaned and treated with eye ointment.
In spite of all these cats seeming to be fairly healthy when they came in, after about a week all the kittens became ill with a flu virus, and that is when it all became a lot harder and in spite of my best effort not to let it, the virus passed to Jess and her kittens.
To cut a long story short it turned out to be a very virulent and stubborn virus and meant antibiotics for twelve cats and kittens twice a day and applying eye drops three times a day. We twice thought that Spider would die but he stubbornly hung on in there and is now making good progress.
It’s all been very time consuming with the treatment and all the visits to the vet, but well worth it was after three months of, at times, very stressful work they are now 100% fighting fit and urgently in need of homes. They’re a lot bigger now and it’s got rather crowded in my pens!
They’ve had a very sheltered up bringing and so they’re not readily friendly towards strangers and not used to household noises but they’re all nice handsome cats and not at all spiteful. I know they would soon settle with the right approach from understanding and sympathetic people. I would love to find these cats homes, it’s been a long hard slog but so worthwhile.
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