Cat with just one working kidney finds furr-ever residence

Gamers of Folks’s Postcode Lottery assist Cats Safety present important take care of cats and kittens in want

A pleasant younger cat has discovered her purr-fect residence after going through some well being challenges that required further medical consideration from specialists at Cats Safety.

Luna, beforehand named Monkey, was simply six months outdated when she was taken into Cats Safety’s North London Adoption Centre with eight different cats from a multi-cat family. She was then transferred to the charity’s Nationwide Cat Adoption Centre in Sussex, the place she could possibly be taken care of by the onsite vet clinic, because it was clear she wanted some further care.

Investigations by the vet crew confirmed that her left kidney and uterus had not fashioned usually, which means that she solely has one functioning kidney. Blood checks additionally confirmed that Monkey had an elevated white blood cell rely, which signifies an infection or irritation.

She obtained antibiotics and plenty of TLC, leaving her in in moderately good well being, however it’s doable that she might develop kidney illness sooner or later. This meant it was necessary to match her to an proprietor who was prepared to take her on regardless of some uncertainty about her future well being.

Fortunately, when Chris, Sam and their sons Max and Oliver noticed Luna on the centre’s web site it was love at first sight and so they weren’t deterred by her medical historical past.

The household adopted their current 17-year-old cat LouLou from the Nationwide Cat Adoption Centre 9 years in the past. Having sadly misplaced their different older cat, Bruno, earlier this 12 months, they determined the time was proper for a brand new feline addition to their family.

Chris, who lives in Tunbridge Nicely, Kent, stated: “Regardless of studying of Luna’s well being circumstances, we related together with her right away, and knew that we’d be capable of give her the identical love and a focus we now have given LouLou up to now!”

The household knew that introductions between Luna and LouLou would must be dealt with delicately, so for the primary couple of weeks Luna was allotted her personal house on the high of the home so she might begin to really feel protected in her new surroundings.

“We took it in turns to sleep up there together with her at night time in order that we might keep watch over her, and she or he might get used to us being round,” defined Chris. “We then opened up the remainder of the home to her over the subsequent two weeks, in order that she might meet LouLou and progressively begin to discover her new residence.

“Luna is a one off, that’s for positive! She has an abundance of vitality and curiosity, and she or he fears completely nothing – and nobody. Now she goes out into the backyard she is completely mesmerised by something that flies and buzzes!

“The connection between Luna and LouLou goes properly, too, and LouLou is beginning to settle for Luna. They each have the liberty of the entire home however are sometimes seen settled (pretty!) close to one another.”

Karen Thompson, Deputy Supervisor at Cats Safety’s Nationwide Cat Adoption Centre, stated: “Luna was with us for fairly some time because of her well being points, so it’s simply pretty to see her settled so fortunately into her new residence. She may be very affectionate and has essentially the most wonderful purr, which actually stole the hearts of us all right here on the centre.

“We’re additionally so grateful for the continuing assist we obtain from Folks’s Postcode Lottery gamers, because it helps us to take care of cats like Luna that actually want it.”

The unwavering assist of gamers of Folks’s Postcode Lottery is making certain the well-being of cats like Luna at Cats Safety’s centres. Since 2018, gamers have raised over £7.3 million for the charity, awarded by means of the Postcode Animal Belief. The belief champions the conservation and welfare of animals, highlighting the profound pleasure that animals carry to individuals’s lives.

Up to now, gamers of Folks’s Postcode Lottery have raised over £1.1 billion to assist good causes throughout Britain.

Anybody within the Sussex space who wish to enquire about adopting a cat can go to or name 01825 572 850 for extra info.

For these elsewhere within the UK, details about adopting a cat may be discovered at:

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