Misty was first reported missing in
2004 when she escaped from a house her owner had only moved into the
day before. A search was made for her by her owner and others, including
Tony the local postman, but she was not found. She next turned up in
a local garden in the summer of 2007 terribly thin and eating bread
off the lawn which was meant for the birds, she also had large knots
all round her neck and down her sides. Misty was fed by the owner of
the house for six months but the resident cat did not make Misty welcome
so she could not live there permanently.
Misty was microchipped but the previous owner had not updated the contact
details after moving so enquiries were then made locally to see if she
was living with anybody. A collar was put on her on her with a message
requesting information without any luck so it was decided she was living
rough and so was taken into the care of the Croydon Branch of Cats Protection
(CPL) on the 13th December 2007. She was de-knotted and groomed and
then taken to the vets for a checkup and vaccination. She was found
to be healthy but very timid.
We fostered Misty for a short while then adopted her as she had settled
in with our other cats very well. The only problem we have found with
her was that she was terribly timid with men and always ran and hid
when any man approaches her, this may have been caused by what happened
to her when she was living rough!
Misty was taken to the vets on 26th January 2012 and was found to be
in need of a dental and had 8 teeth extracted, some very loose and fell
On 8th March 2013 she visited the vets again as her eyes were watering
rather badly, no infection found but she had her tear ducts flushed.
This solved the problem for some time but the problem did returned.
During 2016 we noticed she was having trouble walking, this was found
to be arthritis in her front legs so she was put on Onsior Tablets which
are a form of pain killer.
The arthritis slowly got worse and started effecting her back so acupuncture
was tried which seemed to give her some relief.
From April 2021 she started circling and getting rather disorientated
and she seemed to be in more pain with her front legs so she was put
on Transdermal Tramadol to ease any pain. As the year went on she was
getting more disorientated so on the 25th October 2021 the sad decision
was taken to put the little girl to sleep.
We are so happy that Misty found us back in 2007!!
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