Squirt the cat came home with a broken jaw

Squirt the cat came home with a broken jaw

Squirt featured on the Nine O’Clock News when he was just a kitten after he had been saved from drowning. A man had fished out a bag containing three kittens from the Dodder Canal. Two of them were dead, but the man carried out life-saving emergency treatment on the...
Twilight the 3 year old cat

Twilight the 3 year old cat

In some parts of the world, such as North America, the risk of a pet being carried away by a raptor bird like an eagle, buzzard or hawk is taken seriously. In areas where these large birds are commonly seen, cats and small dogs like Chihuahuas are not allowed out in...
Sassy the three month old kitten

Sassy the three month old kitten

Nobody knows how she got there. One morning in late November, as a local bin lorry was doing the rounds, picking up wheelie bins full of waste around the streets of Bray, one of the lorry operators saw something moving amongst the contents in the back of the truck. He...
Herbie the six year old ginger cat

Herbie the six year old ginger cat

Like most cats, Herbie is a creature of habit, and Sarah knows him well. He’s a typical Irish cat who is allowed to come and go as he pleases, through a cat flap. But he doesn’t like inclement weather, and if it’s rainy or stormy outside, he doesn’t stay out long. He...
Tabitha the one year old tabby cat

Tabitha the one year old tabby cat

Ruby has been through a difficult time in the past year: her much-loved cat, Eddie, went missing in March. After looking for him for three days, putting posters up in the area and asking local vets to keep an eye out for him, she heard bad news: he had died after...
Sophie the 11 year old cat

Sophie the 11 year old cat

Eleven years ago, a friend of Cathy’s told her about two kittens that had been rescued: two sisters, one with a tail, and one with no tail (like a Manx cat). Cathy immediately felt sorry for the unfortunate kittens and she gave them both homes, naming the tail-less...
Sugar the three year old tabby cat

Sugar the three year old tabby cat

Sugar has had a complicated six months on the health front, but up till the latest episode, the family had been managing to deal with the problems by themselves, without veterinary help. The main challenge was a flea infestation during the summer. It was during the...
Djibi the twelve year old cat

Djibi the twelve year old cat

Djibi may seem like an unusual name for a cat, but it has literary origins: German author, Felix Salten, who was the original author of “Bambi”, wrote a book about a kitten called Djibi. Trudi has owned Djibi since she was a kitten, and she’s generally been a healthy...
Rupert the 4 year old cat

Rupert the 4 year old cat

Anna has owned Rupert since he was a kitten, and he’s become a much loved pet. He’s the only animal in the home, and he has a set routine that’s very predictable. He starts his day with breakfast when Anna gets up, and he then has a long nap, till lunchtime. In the...
George the five year old neutered male cat

George the five year old neutered male cat

Jason has four cats, and he’s discovered over the years that if they have accidents or fall ill, it can be expensive to go to the vet to give them the care they need. To avoid being in a difficult financial situation where he cannot afford the best level of care,...