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Many of you know that I relocated to the witham area a couple of years ago. Recently I spotted a post on Facebook about two tiny kittens that were found dead. I was horrified to find out they were discovered just around the corner to where I live. I began speaking to the lady who originally wrote the post, she told me about a poor stray female cat that had been left behind when her owners moved away almost a year previously. We were unsure where the kittens had come from, but they didn’t belong to this little cat.
Some local ladies joined in the chat who were desperate to help the cat. They had tried to help by feeding her, I realised then I had to do something about this poor little girl.
One evening I took my dog Loki for a walk and decided to take a different route in the hope of finding her. It didn’t take long before I’d spotted her, curled up on a doorstep just a few feet away from where she used to live. She wasn’t in a bad condition but her belly was swollen and I knew she was pregnant. The lady who posted her photo came outside, and together we tried to coax her over. She wasn’t feral but extremely nervous. I found out they had named her Nibbles.
Some of the other neighbours came out, I was amazed at their kindness. They explained how she had been having litters of kittens, they wanted to help but they had been having trouble catching her. One thoughtful lady had made her a make-shift shelter in her garden with blankets, water and food. It was heartwarming to see the community caring for a little cat like this.
Knowing Nibbles was out of the Southend area, I tried contacting some rescue charities. This was the first time Iv had to ask for help from a different charity other than our own. Someone recommended Orphan Annies so I called and left a message. Not long after, a lady called me back.
After that, the neighbours worked together to get Nibbles inside. Although she was terrified it was the safest place for her to be, so the rescue could come and collect her.
Orphan Annie’s came out at 11pm to get Nibbles. They came straight from Ilford where they had just rescued another cat and her kittens.
I want to reach out to Orphan Annie’s to say thank you. For their patience and caring attitude in helping us to rescue Nibbles, even at such a late hour. In a mater of a few days she had been rescued. Smaller rescues do not always get the appreciation they deserve. I later found out Orphan Annies uses most of their own money to help these animals. Apart from an amazon wish list and a few bootsale items thry recieve no other Income. These animals cost alot of money to feed, spay, worm, flea and vaccinate. I really want to raise some money to help with Nibbles Care.
Now Nibbles is safe in their care, she will have her babies and then finally be spayed and go on to find the home she truly deserves. She must only be around 2 years old. I’m so happy we managed to rescue her. I’m still uncertain where her previous kittens are, we do have a few stray cats around the area and I’m hopeful we can help them too.
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- 2 months ago
Joanne Fitzgibbon2 months ago
Thank you so much for your donations . Nibbles had her 5 kittens last night. Just look at those little cuties ❤️
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Jun 14, 2018
Sorry it's not more
Jun 6, 2018
Lots of love to you Orphan Annies ❤️
Jun 4, 2018
Great cause. She looks so much like my own dear rescue Tortie girl, I fell a little bit in love with her xx
Jun 4, 2018
A tiny contribution x
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