Every day over 300 cats are fed by our volunteers. We have hoppers in private gardens that have to be filled once a week. Many other cats are fed daily as there is nowhere to leave food and water. Quite often the cats are frightened to be seen but soon come running when they hear their carers. There are many empty plots in the resorts and towns where they gather. A few Town halls now issue us with permits stating that we can care for the cats.
Neutered cats have the tip of an ear removed to show us that they are neutered and can help prevent them from being harmed by those wanting to prevent the colonies increasing.
We calculate that a cat needs 80 to 100g of dried food per day. You could sponsor a colony if you wish.
Meet Dixie. She’s yet another cat from Binibeca who has had to have surgery in her ears to save her life.
Dixie turned up at one of our feeding places just 2 weeks ago. Iris who leaves food there in the mornings had never seen her before. She sent me a photo , thinking that it was an injury. Sadly it is something that we see all too often in white cats.
Cancer. Most often we can help the cats , removing ear or ears to different degrees depending on how far the cancer has spread.
I was there in half an hour but she had already left.
I went back the next day at the same time and she was there ! As you know you only have to feed at a cat once and it is usually back for more at the same time next day.
I caught her with a manual trap. She was very hungry and even though the gardeners were there working with machinery I still caught her.
Her face was such a mess. I didn’t want to stare as she was very nervous. But it looked as if either there was a lot if dried blood and gunge on her face or it had already spread.
Off to vet. She was made comfortable and the next day had the entire ear removed. More than he has ever done in another cat. She stayed with him for a few days with analgesics etc. And now she is with me.
Soft as butter now she is not in pain. She’s sharing a room with Sol but keeps to herself. If other cats come into the room she doesn’t hiss or run away.
She has cancer on the end of the second ear and I time she will have an operation on that one also.
She will have a good life but could really do with being somewhere with less sunshine, or being an indoor cat. She can be picked up and loves a cuddle. This is the third cat this year whose life we have saved by removing ears. Sadly we were too late with the Persian, it had spread into her throat.
Can you help us to keep helping the strays and feral of Menorca? Because they are so worth it.
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