A POORLY kitten who had been abandoned by her mum is now on the road to recovery after being spotted and brought in to care.

Tiny Tansy was picked up after a cat and litter of kittens were reported to Cats Protection’s Cat Watch project in Warrington, , which works with communities to improve the lives of stray and feral cats.

By the time the volunteers found their location, the mother cat had moved on – leaving behind one lone kitten.

At roughly just five weeks old, the black mite’s threadbare appearance and inflamed skin indicated she was clearly unwell and it was suspected she had a severe case of ringworm, a fungal disease that can cause ‘nasty’ infections if left untreated.

Tansy was admitted to the isolation unit at Cats Protection’s Warrington Adoption Centre, where skin samples were sent off for confirmation of ringworm. Once confirmed, she was started on a course of treatment which will take a minimum of six weeks to complete.

It is hoped that the initial course will be enough to eradicate the disease and Tansy will once again be back up to full-strength, with her fur expected to quickly grow back.


Tansy is currently being treated for ringworm

Tansy is currently being treated for ringworm


Lindsay Kerr, Warrington Adoption Centre Manager, said: “We were grateful we were able to locate Tansy but she was in a sorry state when she came into us. “Fortunately, we were able to quickly start her on the right course of treatment.

“There was a worry that because she was so young she wouldn’t know how to eat – but she soon found a love for freshly cooked chicken!

“All our work to help cats and kittens like Tansy is funded by the kind generosity of our supporters. We are so thankful that people care as much about cats as we do and choose to help fund this vital work helping felines in need.”

Because of her young age, volunteers and staff are investing time and patience to get Tansy back on her paws, ready for adoption when the time is right.

A carefully planned socialisation programme involves introducing kittens to different experiences, including playing with toys and being handled by humans, as well as being exposed to usual household noises so they are not fearful when going to their new homes.

Supporters are invited to contribute to Tansy’s expensive treatment, which will include the ringworm medication as well as neutering and vaccinations. Anyone who wishes can donate via https://bit.ly/WarringtonCP

To find out more about the work of the Warrington Adoption Centre and the cats available for adoption visit www.cats.org.uk/warrington