Kittens rescued from well
FOUR kittens were rescued from down a well by a West Lancashire builder.
The kittens were found on the premises of Woodlands Animal Sanctuary in Holmeswood by builder Anthony McDerby last Tuesday (June 20).
Luckily, this meant they were able to be given immediate medical attention.
Anthony, a self employed builder who lives at the site, recognised the noise of a kitten cry and came across four kittens stuck more than half a metre down an enclosed well.
The kittens were admitted to the sanctuary, deeply dehydrated and with their eyelids stuck together with infection.
Upon arrival, they were given a bath, food and treatment for their eyes.
Their mother was discovered later that day and had to be put to sleep due to illness.
As the kittens are still far too small to be without their mother, they need to be fed at two-hourly intervals from 6am until midnight.
And within 24 hours of rescue, one of the kittens, the smallest and most lethargic, needed to be rushed to the vets because it had taken a turn for the worst.
The latest word from the vet was that the kitten was improving but was still on a drip and so will stay at the vets until further notice.
The remaining kittens are all doing very well and the team are very hopeful for them.
Amanda, an animal care manager at Woodlands, said: “They are doing amazingly and the difference in them in just these few days has been incredible.”
The kittens will be ready for adoption in around six weeks time.
Woodlands is hosting a Wild Western open day on Sunday June 25, where children can meet the animals, and enjoy a bucking bronco, gold hunt and games.
To keep up to date with the sanctuary, visit its website at www.wood landsanimalsanctuary. org.uk