A young cat who spent last Christmas fighting to survive as a stray kitten outside in the freezing cold will this year enjoy the festive season in a warm and love-filled home.
Thomas was at death’s door when he arrived at our Victoria animal hospital in central London in early January after being found in a back garden struggling to keep up with his mother and sibling.
He was riddled with fleas and worms and had a nasty stomach infection which left him emaciated, dehydrated and weak. The then eight-week-old kitten had just days, perhaps hours, to live.
Our Veterinary Team put him straight onto antibiotics to treat his bad tummy and gave him fluids as well as a special diet on top of plenty of TLC as they desperately tried to save the ginger tabby’s life.
Thomas was so poorly that for more than two weeks we weren’t sure if he would pull through. But he proved to be a little fighter and the brave boy slowly started to build strength and gain an appetite, much to the delight of the team that had been caring for him round-the-clock.
Amanda Marrington, London Welfare Officer, said: “It was touch and go for a few weeks. Thomas was so ill with the bacterial infection in his gut, and we had lots of ups and downs in his treatment.