Kit­tens res­cued from well

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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.

A lo­cal builder found four kit­tens stuck down a well at Wood­lands An­i­mal Sanc­tu­ary

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