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It was extremely difficult for me to go and take photos of these kittens and see how they suffered in reality, but I knew if I didn’t tell their story in pictures they wouldn’t get a second chance in life again. I gathered all the strength I had in the world and I visited Abeer’s home. I was so heartbroken that I was chatting with Abeer for almost half an hour as if prolonging the moment I had to see those helpless souls with the painful eyes.. But eventually I did and I am glad I did. They are on their way to recovery. Thank you Taiba for taking care of their bills, Deanne & Sherif for the logistics, Anne and Mona for spreading the word.
Update by Dr. Jill from RAH 12 July 2012:
Update – the two babies each had the right eye removed today. The operations went well and they both ate some meat soon after their operations. Of the other three kittens, one had a high fever and bad flu, the two ginger ones are not too bad with only small fevers. All three had antibiotic injection to last the next 10-14 days, and they have 2 eyedrops to use too. They are all eating and not dehydrated. I’ll be checking the ones which had surgery on sat/sunday to remove the dressings.
8 July 2012
Two kittens were rescued and taken home by a cat lover woman in Salwa, who goes around every day to feed the cats in her block and the neighboring blocks 2 times a day. Abeer, also knows as Um Jarrah said she was outraged when she saw a nearby building cleaner poking the kitten’s eye and approached him immediately to stop his criminal act. However she was surprised to catch the same guy poking that kitten’s siblings eyes the next day. Abeer told us she did go to the police station because she did not know if there is an animal rights society in kuwait that she could call or approach.
Um Jarrah is calling for a huge campaign to punish all the people who abuse animals, she is also asking for a government funded veterinary hospital where animals can be treated for more affordable prices. However she mentioned to us that she is very grateful to the Royal Animal Hospital for euthanizing the 5 street cats for free that she took to them who had accidents and did not have any chance for survival.
I’ll leave you with the photos of the kittens. There is really not much that can be said. If you would like to help Um Jarrah treat these kittens you can contact her on her mobile 99302240.