Sissi was shot by someone with a high powered rifle

Sissi was shot by someone with a high powered rifle

Like most cats, Sissi is a creature of habit: she comes and goes at around the same time each day. Last week, Mark let her outside after her supper: she always goes out for an evening wander. She miaows at the back door when she wants to be let back in. Unusually, she...
Cinnamon’s tail started to drag behind him

Cinnamon’s tail started to drag behind him

Even though he’s just a young adult, Cinnamon has become a creature of habit, coming and going at regular times of the day, sitting in particular places, and eating his food on schedule. Last Saturday, there were several give away signs that something was amiss....
Mischa is a feral cat who has become tame

Mischa is a feral cat who has become tame

Rene first came across Mischa when she turned up at the back door of his partner Alison’s workplace.  She was a typical feral cat, terrified of people but never aggressive. She wouldn’t let anyone come near her, but she was so hungry that she’d let them sit close by...
Persia is a 14 year old with a new lease for life

Persia is a 14 year old with a new lease for life

As she grew older, like many cats, Persia stopped being so thorough about grooming herself. She no longer spent as much time licking and nibbling her coat: she preferred just to sleep. As a result, her coat became matted and unkempt, and  she wouldn’t let Patricia go...
Ruby brings live mice into the house

Ruby brings live mice into the house

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 problem with mice, but she did 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

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 between purrs and miaows. She...
Squirt came home with a broken jaw

Squirt 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...
Chip developed a strange rash on her face

Chip developed a strange rash on her face

Aoife has never known life without Chip. Six years before she was born, her parents adopted the young adult cat from the DSPCA. When Aoife was a baby, Chip used to sit nearby purring, and as she’s grown up, the friendly cat has always been her comfortable companion....
Boomer was unable to pass urine

Boomer was unable to pass urine

When Lisa comes home in the evening, Boomer always rushes to greet her, purring. One day, when she came home to a silent house, Lisa went looking for him: was there something wrong with her cat? She found him upstairs, on a bed. He seemed agitated, licking himself...
Eddie the cat had a runny left eye

Eddie the cat had a runny left eye

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 right eye. She has been to see me...