Poor cat whose ears had to be removed due to cancer is desperate for a new home
A poor cat who had his ears removed due to cancer is looking for a forever home. Kitkat is believed to have spent most of its life outdoors and been exposed to the sun for long periods of time which caused it to develop skin cancer.
She has been in care at Burton’s RSPCA shelter for four months and has just turned nine, with staff saying Kitkat would be perfect in a family environment as she is good with young children and other cats – she just needs a chance
The friendly, attention-loving black and white feline was brought in by an RSPCA inspector when her previous owner was no longer able to care for her. In recent weeks, Kitkat has also developed a bald spot on his back, which a vet says is likely consistent with the spread of cancer.
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The charity says Kitkat’s story highlights the need for people to take extra precautions to protect their pets during the current heatwave, including using pet-safe sunscreen on their ears. animals and other exposed areas if necessary. Despite her diagnosis and ongoing treatment, Kitkat is described as a happy and loving cat, whose condition is not currently affecting her quality of life.
Administrator Cyan Hulland, said: “Despite her treatment and everything she’s been through, Kitkat has a great personality and loves stories and attention. She’ll be happy to sit on or next to you during that you caress her, but will pull away when she wants to be left alone.
“We apply sunscreen to his skin daily, especially in this current heat, and urge other pet owners to take similar precautions to prevent their pets from getting sunburned. Everyone here loves Kitkat very much; she is a very special cat who still enjoys life and we believe that receiving palliative care in a foster family, where she will be loved and adored for as long as she has, will be the best option for her.
“We appreciate that it’s not an easy thing for anyone to do. But at Hillfield, we really hope there’s a special person who’s willing to take Kitkat and provide them with the comfort and security that they need. she needs so much – out of a cattery environment – in her last stage of life.”
Any ongoing treatment related to his current condition will also be fully funded by the pet store. Hillfield Animal Home is run by the Burton and District branch of the RSPCA, which is a registered charity separate from the national RSPCA and responsible for raising its own funds.
It costs between £5,000 and £6,000 a week to run the centre, which includes paying vet bills and food for any animals that need care. The purpose built kennel and cattery at Hillfield Lane was opened in 1989 and serves a wide area including Ashby, Measham, Netherseal, Packington, Swadlincote, Melbourne, Ticknall, Winshill, Uttoxeter, Stapenhill, Tamworth, Lichfield, Rugeley and all the villages between.
In 2021, nearly 350 animals, including cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs, have found loving new homes. More than 100 animals – some of which have been abandoned or neglected – have already been cared for this year.
Help Hillfield continue to care for unwanted, abandoned and neglected animals by donating or raising funds. If you would like to offer foster care in Kitkat, please call the center on 01283 569165 or email [email protected]
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