Poor Willow, as the centre staff named her, had been found hiding in the back of a lorry that had travelled all the way from Bristol. It wasn’t until the driver stopped in Bridgend that he discovered his unexpected cargo and took her straight to Cats Protection just in time.
|A 12-week-old Willow after she arrived at the centre|
“She collapsed within a few minutes of arriving here. We didn’t expect her to survive the trip to the vets but she is a little fighter and hung on in there. An X-ray showed no broken bones but she was suffering from hypothermia and had sustained a head injury.”
With some expert care from the vets and the centre’s staff and volunteers, Willow made a remarkable recovery.
After having no success finding an existing owner, she was soon given a new home where she could get back to doing what kittens do best…playing!
|Willow has settled in to her new home|
|She is fully recovered from her traumatic journey|
“She enjoys nothing more than chasing her favourite toy, a fabric mouse, the length of the room, sliding across the wooden flooring. She also enjoys batting ping-pong balls around another toy.
|Playful Willow loves batting ping-pong balls|
“At the end of a ‘hard day’ she likes nothing better than to curl up on her cushion on a rocking chair. We couldn't have chosen a better companion!”
For more heart-warming success stories about the cats helped by Cats Protection, take a look at the charity’s 2017 Annual Review.