Cats In Need Trust
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.
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