Manukau Courier

By: Cats In Need Trust  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Cats, Cat, Kittens

This article originally appeared in the Manukau Courier (Tuesday May 13, 2008). You can download the scanned original article at the bottom of the page. 


Cats don't always land on their feet - sometimes it takes a special commitment to set them down on their paws again. Yvonne Brown of Cats In Need Trust has that commitment to her favourite animal and now shares her suburban Mangere property with more than 80 of them. Cats In Need Trust is a registered charity and provides medical care, food and shelter for each cat. One brave kitten - Meredith - arrived last week as the only survivor of a litter of four but her eye was severely infected. "We were bathing her eye and it just fell out," says Mrs Brown. A flu virus killed the eye socket nerves so Meredith was taken to the vet to have her socket cleaned and sewn up. The kitten's first visit into the cat pen was a little frightening but Meredith will learn to feel comfortable with only one eye and soon retain that famous feline balance, Mrs Brown says. She knows because the first cat she took in, Sammy, also had to have his eye removed after he came to her with a wound inflicted by a cigarette butt.
 
 

Keywords: Cat, Cat Adoption, Cat Shelter, Cats, Kitten Adoption, Kittens

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When she agreed to take in a cat named Xena and try to find the black-and-white "warrior princess"; a home, Yvonne Brown never dreamed it would be the start of something that would take over a large part of her life. Despite the hard work and her constant struggle to keep everybody fed and free of pests, Yvonne says her cat charity is one of the most rewarding things she's done.


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When she agreed to take in a cat named Xena and try to find the black-and-white “warrior princess” a home, Yvonne Brown never dreamed it would be the start of something that would take over a large part of her life. Cats in Need Trust were profiled in the March 2008 issue of North and South Magazine in an article about animal welfare.


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Newsletter - Sept-Oct 2011

The SPCA with a 4th Year vet student visited the cattery recently on the basis of an anonymous phone call to the SPCA with the suggestion that we had ‘cat flu’. We applaud Katie’s out-look on life and we will give her every amount of love and care to ensure she has a good life. Let it be assured that Katie is not in pain and the following x-rays and notation from our vet confirms this.