19 Mar Littlehampton Vet Kittens

Manky KittensManky KittensIf you are reading this, you already know about my nightmare that was real, having to euthanise kittens as a vet student in a past life.

The good news is that since I opened the Littlehampton Veterinary Clinic ten years ago, we have rehomed over  400 kittens. We do not take kittens from irresponsible owners, we only take those that require veterinary care in order to survive and then are able to be rehomed.

One kitten was  in a crab pot about to go overboard off a jetty as bait until kind people rescued him from this fate and brought him to us. A number have been found in boxes in the bush or next to a road, one recent litter was in a garbage bag about to float off on a pond in Nairne. Tiberius, our clinic cat that recently passed away, was found near a factory in St. Peters; at two weeks of age he was emaciated with a cigarette burn to his front foot. And the list goes on and on.

Our last litter this year was so sick , we named the four of them the Manky Kittens,( see Part 1 photo,). Two of the kittens were .4 kg, the were unwell,but, had normal body size, the  other two were truly half the body size of the others. The healthier ones went to food homes after four weeks. The other tiny sick ones are still with of us four months later, only after all this time and effort can they be rehomed. They have been so worth it.