Last week, CAS received 2 reports of the same paralysed kitten found at a Tutong Petrol Station. Our volunteer went to assess the kitten on Saturday after getting clearer instructions.
We found the kitten and saw that 2 of his back legs were paralysed and he was unable to move. The kitten could only move his upper body. He is very young, approximately 3-4mths old.
The staff at the petrol station said this kitten was born there normal and the mother cat comes and goes. They did not know what has happen to the kitten. One morning, the staff discovered the kitten in the drain injured with such condition. They suspected a car could have hit him. The staff were kind enough to bring the kitten to the government clinic however as government clinic no longer has surgery services, there is nothing much they could do. Moreover, the staff at the petrol station do not have enough money to spend on the kitten surgery. We would like to express our appreciation to the staff who has been helping to feed this paralyzed kitten before CAS intervened.
This morning, our volunteer sent Bulat (kitten's name) for vet's assessment. Preliminary discussion was probably to amputate Bulat's back legs so as not to hinder his movements. However, we are taking into consideration if Bulat is able to withstand the operation as he is still very young. Such operation for him would be very painful.
Nonetheless, he is still going through medication and also has slight skin problem. In the meantime, you could help us to provide care and food for him by sponsoring any of his medical or daily needs.
We would also like to emphasize that CAS could only take in animals needing medical treatment. We do not have space for every strays dogs and cats, puppies and kittens reported. If we take in every single strays reported, we are depriving a space given to any animals that come in needing medical attention immediately, like Bulat.
Education, creating awareness to sterilisation is the key to curb the strays' overpopulation. Every little effort counts. Please do your part and be a responsible citizen!