Two weeks ago we had a lockdown because a lot of kitties fell ill with flu’. We suspected it was either bordetella or a mutated flu’ viral strain. We confirmed it was a mutated flu’ virus being shed by our chronic cat flu’ carrier Napolean.
Since then, we began treatment of all the cats affected, disinfected the foster home, and quarantined Napolean. Only Lenny remains ill, probably because he is the youngest and his immune system the weakest. He is still undergoing medication.
Napolean was also treated to reduce his symptoms and is now no longer sneezing, which is one of the ways the flu’ viruses get carried into the air.
As such, we are lifting the lockdown fully. Visitors should however avoid handling Napolean if they are going to play with the other foster cats or have cats at home, unless they bring a change of clothes (if hugs are involved). Chlorhexadine hand soap and hand sanitisers are available to prevent transmission of the viruses.
We are also accepting new rescues – 3 will be arriving tonight, story soon – as the situation is under control. This will bring our foster kitten population up to 9, with one ‘ICU’ case i.e. kitten needing medical care (Lenny), well within our threshold.
So, if you are intending to visit – and bring gifts from our Christmas Wishlist? Or adopt a kitty? – you are definitely more than welcome, and safe to!
Give financially to our cause by depositing to our bank account POSB savings 188-52652-7
Sponsor a foster kitten’s vaccination through our Sponsor-A-LoveKuching-Cat Scheme
Give food at charity rates through our corporate sponsor The Water Dish