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JasperWe caught the feral cat we now call Jasper so that he could be neutered as part of our campaign to neuter all feral cats who came to us for food and shelter. We had become increasingly concerned about his facial features as it would appear that his jaw was not quite right, it seem to tilt to one side and a canine tooth extended sideways from his mouth rather than in an upright position, his nose was scarred as well. We thought he may have been in a road accident. He was eating well although he was still very thin.

The Vet confirmed that at some time he had sustained a broken jaw, as well as a broken hip and his canine tooth position was as a result of his injuries and could not be rectified by surgery without doing further damage to his jaw. We just hoped that at the time of his injury he was being looked after by someone and had not had to fend for himself. He has chosen to stay with us and we shall care for him and provide him with all he needs. I was so pleased when Jasper found a friend in Mr Tom as they both seemed so lonely and yet too timid for us to cuddle them, and they soon became inseparable, taking walks together and sleeping cuddled up together, whether it be in a box, a plant pot or on the bench enjoying the sunshine.

Jasper-&-TomAfter his neutering, which involved extended surgery, Jasper moved into the house with his friend Mr Tom, and has chosen not to go outside again since, and together they like to sit at the big window and look out at the birds and other wildlife, very content with their new winter quarters.

Perhaps in the Spring they may decide to once again visit the outside world, but meanwhile there is no hurry, they have all they need and they can still enjoy the view. They have finally found themselves a good and comfortable home and also have other companions living with them in the house.


The full story and many more are in the book “Viewed From My Window” by Patricia Oliver price £10 + £1.75 p&p. For more details, contact Patricia on 01202 826244. All proceeds go towards the Veterinary and Welfare needs of the 16 feral cats currently in her care.