Little Monkey, the last kitten of Jess

May 16, 2011
Unfortunately we were not able to save Jess's last kitten, Little Monkey.

After three days of intensive care the vet called us. The prognoses were not good. He still had difficulty to swallow even though he was very hungry and he had a wound in his neck. When the vet tried to put a tube through his eusophagus she hit on something hard: his vertebra. As he needed an anesthetic anyway for putting him down, we asked if she could still have a look to see whether it was still possible to operate. But the damage was too big. His eusophagus was completely torn. But Little Monkey was a fighter. Even when the vet gave him his last injection he didn't want to give up.

His last photos at the vet's. 

We still think of him and how he was defending himself in this hole on the school yard without his mum. Sleep well little one.

Meet Jess and her kittens

May 11, 2011
We had a call from a concerned lady who had seen Jess on the streets of La Roche sur Yon for the last few years. She told us that Jess was limping and was exhausted as she had a new litter of kittens. So we went along to have a look.

Jess was living on the grounds of a lycée which was closed for the holidays, but we could see her with two of her kittens through the fence.

The school where she lived with her 5 kittens

She did seem to be in a sorry state. So we went to the SP...
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First Open Day 2011

March 19, 2011

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Elmo and his new friend Tchica

November 22, 2010

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Expo de Château Guibert in la *Mainborgère*

November 22, 2010
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Helping a newborn kitten to breath

November 20, 2010

Last night we got a call: a cat was giving birth to her kittens, but she wouldn't lick her first kitten clean and bite off the placenta. We came straight away. I've seen chicks being born, but never kittens.

When we arrived they were rubbing the first kitten dry in a warm blanket. We cut the cord of the placenta with a sterilized pair of scissors. Whilst we were busy with the first one, the second kitten came. The animal lay still. We actually thought it was dead. But no, it still moved. I...

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