Boomer was unable to pass urine

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES 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...
Squirt the cat came home with a broken jaw

Squirt the cat came home with a broken jaw

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES 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...
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...