Eddie the cat has a runny left eye

Eddie the cat has a runny left eye

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES Ruby took on Eddie as a one year old rescued cat, and ever since she’s owned him, his left eye has not been normal. It’s often half closed, and while this doesn’t seem to trouble him, Ruby knows that it should be fully open, like his...
Freckles was the victim of a mysterious poisoning

Freckles was the victim of a mysterious poisoning

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES Holly’s family are fond of cats, and in the last few years they looked after a number of rescued cats from local welfare groups. In the past year, three cats have vanished without a trace, and the family have been worrying that there...
Susie is a 20 year old cat who has diabetes

Susie is a 20 year old cat who has diabetes

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES As Susie has grown older, she now spends most of her time sleeping, and so she has stopped wearing down her own nails. She needs to have these trimmed every 6 months, so that they don’t grow into the pads of her feet. She hates having...
Louis developed a lump due to a cat fight

Louis developed a lump due to a cat fight

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES Like many cats, Louis is territorial. He sees himself as the king of his local jungle, which in his case means Anne’s back garden. If any other cats dare to come close to the garden, he angrily sees them off, chasing them while yowling...
Inky the 14 year old cat became hyperactive

Inky the 14 year old cat became hyperactive

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES The change to Inky happened gradually, over a few months. She had always been an easy going, placid animal who had got on well with other cats. But in the summer of 2013, Elaine noticed that she started to get agitated, especially when...
Bonnie is a two year old Persian cat

Bonnie is a two year old Persian cat

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES One of the reasons that Bonnie is an indoor-only cat is that it’s a safer place to be. The outdoor world can be dangerous. Studies have shown that cats that are kept indoors all the time live longer, healthier lives. Cats that venture...
Pumpkin was badly injured after going missing

Pumpkin was badly injured after going missing

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES Pumpkin came into in Ciaran’s life as a kitten two years ago: it was the day before Halloween, which explains her seasonal name. She’s been a healthy cat up until now, enjoying the freedom of living in the Wicklow countryside. She has a...
Bluebell is a ten year old cat

Bluebell is a ten year old cat

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES As an older cat, Bluebell lives a calm, quiet life. She spends her day snoozing in the sunshine or strolling around the garden, never venturing far from the house. She usually stays in at night too, although she is free to come and go...
Ruby brings live mice into the house

Ruby brings live mice into the house

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES If anyone is unlucky enough to get a mouse or rat infestation in their home, one of the obvious suggestions to control the pests is to “get a cat”. Unfortunately for Amanda, the reverse situation has taken place. She didn’t have a...
Boots the cat seemed to lose the power in her hind legs

Boots the cat seemed to lose the power in her hind legs

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES One Saturday morning, Boots started to behave strangely. She had difficulty walking properly on her back legs, and when Maria went up to her, she rolled on her back in a peculiar way. She started to make strange noises, like a cross...