The story of Pretty Pebbles
Pretty Pebbles came to us in such a terrible condition that she probably would not have survived much longer. She has been diagnosed with Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV), and must stay in isolation. When she arrived Pebbles weighed only 1 kg. She was such a good girl being cleaned up and cared for. Never getting cross or lashing out, even though she was in a lot of pain. The photos below show the awful condition that Pebbles was in when she first came to us, and how beautiful she is now.
We made it our New Year resolution to try our hardest to find this beautiful girl a very special home with someone who would give her all the love she needs and deserves.
All of our wishes and dreams for her came true on Good Friday 2021.
Pebbles our most beautiful girl has gone to join a new adopted sister in a wonderful home. A lot of tears have been shed. It was heart-breaking that Pebbles was always defined by FeLV and not by her gentle ways, her mischievous sparkle, her intelligence and her loving heart. This virus may never rear its ugly head, or perhaps appear in 5 or 10 years. And this special girl deserves a loving family to care for her and give her the freedom of life that she so rightly deserves in that time she has. We give thanks from the bottom of our hearts to her new mum and dad that collected her on Good Friday and took her to join her newly adopted FeLV sister and her brother, a gorgeous big canine softie. She is now free to walk around her own home, curl up on an armchair and be part of a family. That was all we ever wanted for her. She is so loving, affectionate and playful. If anyone deserves the happiness of a home its Pebbles.
We would also like to show our heartfelt thanks to Nicola and Tim from Hot Tubs In France who had been sponsoring Pebbles. The monthly amount they paid helped us so much and enabled us to purchase the special dietary supplements she needs. They have kindly said they will continue with their monthly payment so that it can help one of our other long-term ‘unadoptable‘ cats.
So many people have contacted us since her adoption to ask how she is getting on. So when we get updates about Pebbles’ progress from her new Mum and Dad we will share them with you here.
The Chats de Chatillon cat refuge takes in abandoned, abused and injured cats and kittens on a daily basis. We get calls to take in ‘refugees’ all hours of the day and night, and very rarely say No.
New cats often need to be isolated until they are given a clean bill of health by the vet. Sadly, some of these cats have infections or viruses that can be treated, but cannot be cured. They have less chance of being adopted, and will remain in isolation for the rest of their lives.