A tale of love and courage!
Four weeks ago, a tiny stray kitten was brought into Wicstun by a kind member of the public. He was at the side of the road, tiny, weak and unfortunately suffering from Feline Influenza (cat flu.) His eyes were completely swollen shut and he was struggling to breathe properly. In all honesty, and very sadly, it didn’t look good.
Our vets and nurses made the decision to give supportive treatment and intensive care, and providing the little kitten could be kept comfortable, we would give it our best shot at getting him to pull through.
After a few days his strength had improved, the swelling started to reduce and he was responding to being hand fed. Our nurses spent a great deal of time helping and comforting him, especially RVN Izzy, who had started to develop quite a soft spot for the little chap.
Funnily enough, the kitten had seemingly fallen for Izzy too, responding well to her care and attention. It soon became clear that the two were meant to be! It wasn’t long before he was strong enough to be nursed in a home environment. Izzy had spoken with Paddy the spaniel to see if he would be willing to help the newly named Jasper, to recover.
Between them, Izzy and Paddy helped little Jasper to grow a little bit stronger every day, until a few weeks later you would hardly recognise him as the same kitten.
When he’s not playing, Jasper can be found catching up on much needed rest. According to Izzy, when he does eventually drop off he sleeps as though he’s never slept before. One thing’s for sure, he’s one tough cookie and we’re very happy to see him finally doing what kittens do best!
Well done Izzy and Paddy! You know we love a happy ending!
Vaccination is an important part of helping to keep your pets protected from dangerous viruses and diseases such as Feline Influenza. Find out about our companion pet services and health plan here!