Mindy and the arrival of her babies.

Mindy1Mindy, a Burmese, came to us less than a week ago very heavily pregnant. She and 14 other cats had been kicked out of their home when the owners had a baby.  How she has managed to hold onto her precious babies for so long I don’t know!

Yesterday she went for a checkup at our vets, Donaldsons in Mirfield. I noticed that she was wet at her rear end and there was what appeared to be a birth sac presenting. We expected her to have 1 or 2 kittens on our return journey home. It wasn’t to be. We waited for lunch time and still she hadn’t progressed.

We returned to the vets, just before afternoon surgery. She needed help as she had uterine inertia. An oxytocin injection soon got things moving and by tea time she had had 4 kittens, 2 dark ones, a grey and what the vet described as black and pink! – obviously black and white.

Our vet, Andrew, decided she had not yet finished – in his words she was “just as big as when she came in”, so he took her to Donaldson’s main practice at Maple Street, Huddersfield, so she could be monitored overnight and receive more oxytocin as needed.

Mindy3I checked with the vets early this morning and we were up to 8 kittens!

It is apparent to me that the cat bed I had prepared for her is just not going to be big enough!

Thank Goodness someone cared enough to bring Mindy to us as she and her unborn kittens would have definitely died without veterinary intervention. Thank you David.

Anyone interested in Mindy or one of her kittens should leave a comment below and I will get back to you.

Donations towards Mindy’s care and veterinary treatment can be made through PayPal by using the Donations link to the top right of this page. We are also pleased to receive cat and kitten food, scratching posts, cat litter, toys etc.

…  Anne