Feline mother saved by Kensal Green animal charity
PUBLISHED: 11:17 28 March 2017
A young feline mother is the star of her own fairy tale ending, thanks to The Mayhew Animal Home.
The one-year-old calico cat, Mimi, was discovered abandoned and shivering in Elizabeth Chrysanthou’s garden shed.
Huddled close to their mother for warmth were five ‘little furry balls’- Mimi’s newborn kittens.
Elizabeth said: “She looked so scared and worried. Straight away I knew I couldn’t leave them there, so I decided to move them all into the house for the night.”
As soon as Elizabeth told her husband about Mimi and her kittens, he knocked on neighbours’ doors and searched the local area for ‘missing’ posters, but to no avail.
Elizabeth added: “We didn’t know what to do next. One of our neighbours popped over to see the kittens and suggested we call The Mayhew Animal Home for help and advice.”
Georgina Disney, cat welfare coordinator for the charity, collected Mimi and her Kittens, safely transporting them to the animal sanctuary in Trenmar Gardens.
The vet team gave them all a thorough health check, before settling mum and litter into a warm and comfortable cat cabin.
Georgina said: “Soon after arriving at The Mayhew, we managed to find Mimi and her kittens a foster home for a few weeks.
“It was important that they all stayed together, so the kittens could receive the proper nutrients from their mum’s milk.”
Sadly one of the kittens passed away shortly after arrival. Thankfully, Mimi’s other kittens, one female and four males named after Beauty and the Beast characters; Belle, Maurice, Lumière, Chip, and Beast, were all healthy and happy.
Elizabeth added: “Me and my husband have become quite attached to Mimi, so much so that we’ve decided to adopt her and give her a new home she truly deserves.”
Once Belle, Maurice, Lumière, Chip, and Beast are old enough and have been neutered, they will be able to undertake their own journey towards a purrfect fairly tale ending.
If you are interested in adopting a cat in The Mayhew’s care, please visit www.themayhew.org/adopt or call 020 8962 8009