10 week old Elsa Was found in our garden @ BCWR yesterday morning by volunteers following hearing her distressed and muffled cries.
We suspect that Elsa had been dumped in the garden several previous unbeknown to us.
The only way she can have arrived with us is by being heartlessly thrown over a 7 foot high secure fence in freezing temperatures.
When we managed to extract her from underneath / behind a storage unit, we realised that she was hypothermic, severely dehydrated, very “shocky” and generally very unwell.
We contacted the vets and rushed her straight up there.
Elsa has very odd facial symmetry.
Her left eye bigger than the right.
She has ulceration in her eyes.
Her temperature was understandably Subnormal and she was hypothermic.
Elsa could not swallow yesterday.
We are not sure if her neurological problems are due to head trauma when she was thrown over our fence, if there were pre existing neurological issues and that’s why she was dumped or if it is the effects of hypoglycaemia and hypothermia .
Elsa was given intensive care by our amazing vets all day yesterday and since last night continue her care over the weekend at the rescue.
🧡Today we are delighted that Elsa’s temperature is now normal, she’s able to swallow small amounts of liquid nutrition and the swelling around her face and skull appears to be a little reduced.
She is such a poorly kitten.
Her prognosis is still so terribly guarded however we will continue to do our best to help her by providing 24 hour care around the clock.
Elsa remains on intravenous fluids which are heated via a fluid warming cabinet to prevent reoccurring hypothermia.
Lots of people are asking about donating towards Elsa’s care, you see see all the ways to help on our Donate page 💚
Thank you x