Martha arrived at the Cats Protection's
National Cat Centre in June 2007, approximately 12 years old with severe
dental disease, ulcerated tongue, an airgun pellet in her throat and
The pellet was removed as were all her teeth apart from one canine.
She had intensive antibiotic treatment over the next few weeks and her
mouth improved enormously.
Because of her age a complete blood profile was carried out before anaesthetising
her and it was found that her kidney function was not very good, the
drug Fortekor was prescribed.
In October 2007 she was homed to a family who cared for her till December
2009 when they found she was finding it difficult coping with the rough
and tumble of family life and would be better off in a quieter environment.
On the 30th December 2009 Martha came to live with us to be fostered
however she settled in so well that in February 2010 we adopted her
so she began living with us permanently. Martha became quite a presence
in our house with her strong personality and very loud meow, as she
was deaf. She loved sitting on laps and would head for anybody as soon
as they sat down!
In February 2011 she went for a routine blood test to check on her kidneys
but the results showed up some more problems which an ultrasound scan
showed to be liver cancer. She continued on with no change in behaviour
until 15th April 2011 when she became very ill and was taken to the
vets and had to be put to sleep the following day.
What a little Character, we will never forget her!
All the treatment Martha received was paid for by the Croydon Branch
of Cats Protection (CPL).
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