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Saturday, September 3, 2016

[Adopt] Nougat the sweet playful tabby kitten from Tuas fire station


It’s finally time for Nougat to go home!
Could I be part of your family?
Nougat is a 3 month old tabby kitten with a sweet, energetic personality who has grown leaps and bounds since her rough start in life.

Nougat when she was a helpless wee one
Nougat was found at Tuas fire station at one week old with her umbilical cord still attached. Abandoned by the mother cat, she wouldn’t have survived very long. Her rescuers, who are also our veteran foster care volunteers, Diana and Rashid, brought her into their home and fed kitten milk replacement (KMR) regularly round the clock. She showed great will to survive and gained weight steadily.


With the help of foster siblings Jelly and Gizmo, Nougat was taught the tabby ways and soon she was gaining valuable inter-cat socialisation through play. This is important to cultivate early on so that kittens learn the rules of good cat behaviour around others. For example, if they bite too hard when playing, no one will play with them. So they learn to tone it down with playmates.

Gizmo's the likelier one to entertain Nougat's play
Usually kittens are fostered at the cattery when they have been weaned from bottle-feeding and successfully introduced to solid food. In Nougat’s case though, she transitioned into eating wet food just fine, but was found to have diarrhoea and vomiting time and again, especially when it got close to an appropriate time to return! 


After vet visits and close supervision, her fosterers narrowed the cause down to Nougat having a sensitivity towards the Addiction Brushtail wet canned food, which is the regular brand the cats at the cattery eat. She is now eating Zealandia Brushtail with no problems.

Feather toys are a reliable favourite of monkey kittens
She is quite the active kitten and will be well suited to a household with other cats. She is playful, with has lots of energy to expend and a playmate will keep her happy and out of trouble. This means she is not quite the lap cat although she will come and sit quietly with you on her own terms. She will bring much joy and fun to the home with her eagerness to play and interact with others.

Play with me?
Nougat has been dewormed, vaccinated, litter-trained, and socialised, but note that the adopters must agree to have her neutered. If you'd like to adopt Nougat, please 1) read and be ready to respond to the adoption questionnaire, 2) download and fill the adoption agreement form, and 3) send your answers and form to Diana at adopt@lovekuchingproject.org. Note that an adoption fee will apply. Any questions can be directed to Diana; please do not contact Elaine at this time.

Air hug!
If you love cats but cannot adopt, consider volunteering with us! We need more volunteers in foster care (roving or weekly shifts doing clinical care for the cats, volunteers will be trained); email lkpfostercare@gmail.com. If you want to help with outreach (i.e. cat therapy!), email outreach@lovekuchingproject.org. If you can't commit to regular volunteering but still want to help, try the ad hoc clean/play shifts.

Help my fellow felines at the cattery?
If you would like to support us in providing the best care for our cats, consider donating to us with the information below. Thank mew very much!


Donate to our cause by making a deposit to our Love Kuching Project DBS Current Account 027-905975-3 or via credit card.
Donate food or litter to us at charity rates with free delivery via Pawfection
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

[Adopt] Walnut and Raisin the sibling kittens



It's time! Walnut and Raisin are up for adoption after being lovingly rescued, fed, dewormed, cleaned and documented on Instagram by our team of volunteers.




Raisin (white with patches) and Walnut (brown tabby) are about three months old, and were found in a drain without their mother. They have grown to be healthy, greedy kitties with a penchant for stealing into our older cats' cages and trying to eat their food. Walnut and Raisin love play-fighting with each other, and greet volunteers with loudly insisting on being let out (so they can get to the kibble!) as first order of the day.



Though they are siblings, their personalities are definitely distinct from each other! Walnut is an exceedingly curious, energetic and lively kitten who will need regular playtime and exercise. She likes to climb about and get into various nooks and crannies, so ensuring she doesn't get shut up in a cabinet or is able to escape through some unmeshed window will be vital!



Here's Walnut doing her best Dora the Explorer impression. Due to her arguably boisterous personality, and side-by-side with Raisin's more laid-back demeanour, some of us were surprised when Walnut was revealed to be a girl, and Raisin a boy.



Walnut sticks her tongue out at gender roles! If you enjoy having a cat get up to shenanigans, be constantly nosy about everything you're doing, and are willing to give her the love and attention she needs, you could be the one giving her a forever home.




Raisin, our little cuddlebug, fits the definition of chilled-out cool cat.



He's a sweet kitten with a huge tummy that loves snuggles and rubs! Raisin loves his food, and is usually happy to indulge in some quality nuzzle time afterwards. If you get along better with lapcats who know how to appreciate lazing around and snoozing while bonding, Raisin could have a forever home with you!



Named for his raisin nose, he's pretty talkative when it comes to demanding things (food, attention, all the pleasures in life), but is otherwise pretty mild-mannered and content to curl up in a comfortable spot. Laps are fair game, as are corners, on desks, and right in the middle of the floor.



Even though he's as crazy about his food and making friends with the older cats as his sister is, Raisin is usually warier about being introduced to new things, and prefers to observe from a distance before making a move on new toys or people. Once he feels comfortable, though, he'll be all over you before you know it!



Raisin and Walnut have been dewormed, vaccinated, litter-trained, and socialised, but note that adopters must agree to have them neutered. They are fed wet food (Addiction Brushtail with supplements) once a day and given dry food in their suite to graze on. These two pals make friends with other cats well and would be good in both single- and multi-cat homes. 

If you'd like to adopt either Raisin or Walnut, please 1) read and be ready to respond to the adoption questionnaire, 2) download and fill the adoption agreement form, and 3) send your answers and form to Diana at adopt@lovekuchingproject.org. Note that an adoption fee will apply. Any questions can be directed to Diana; please do not contact Elaine at this time.


Raisin and Walnut are coming along nicely. Raisin is a cuddlebug with a huge belly and Walnut is more curious and has the sweetest face. 
Did you know that kittens poop super-extra-much because of their extra meals? Help alleviate the strain on our toileting supplies by sending us litter for their box via @pawfectionsg, or send us some funds (DBS curr 027-905975-3) to help with the three (!) cats who need to see the vet this week. 💙s to you in advance from Raisin's little raisin nose! #rescue #rehab #foster #volunteer #donate #sgcats #catsofsingapore #catsofinstagram #kittensofinstagram #kitten #neko #cute

If you love cats but cannot adopt, consider volunteering with us! We need more volunteers in communications (blog posts, posters, social media) and our main work, foster care (roving or weekly shifts doing clinical care for the cats, volunteers will be trained); email assist@lovekuchingproject.org. If you want to help with outreach (i.e. cat therapy!), email outreach@lovekuchingproject.org. If you can't commit to regular volunteering but still want to help, try the ad hoc clean/play shifts.

We are naming the kittens Walnut (brown tabby) and Raisin (for its raisin nose). In case you were wondering how to bid for @thecatdaddy's autographed book Catify to Satisfy, you can follow this link: 
http://bit.ly/25PVEMJ. Thank you for your support!

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Donate to our cause by making a deposit to our Love Kuching Project DBS Current Account 027-905975-3 or via credit card.
Donate food or litter to us at charity rates with free delivery via Pawfection
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

[Adopt] Jake from Eunos and Bud the nasi lemak kitten

Jake and Bud are up for adoption!



If you follow us on Instagram, you would have seen them play, make friends with other cats and kittens, and satisfy their growing and greedy bellies. Unfortunately, in April we lost one of their kitten suitemates to parvovirus, which is contagious and deadly. By the time that kitten had displayed symptoms, though, Jake and Bud had been vaccinated. We hung onto them for longer than usual just to monitor and be confident that they are both still bright and healthy. Now they're finally ready for their forever homes!


Jake is three months old. Rescued from Eunos industrial area in early March at the age of about four weeks, Jake was a bit weak and showed signs of sickness such as shivering and diarrhoea. He had fleas and was given Advantage at the vet for it, and we gave him some powdered pumpkin in his food to help with the diarrhoea. We also gave him heat packs and lots of warm places to hide in case he needed it to help regulate his temperature.


At first we were told that Jake was a girl kitten, but that cleared up when we had a good look under his tail. It was funny to us but he remained indifferent to all human assignations of gender and looks cute even in a dress.



Jake is playful and active, and enjoys wrestling with other kittens, jumping after toys, and racing about the cattery. When he was little he liked to bite our feet to get our attention as we worked, but we have since taught him not to do that and he plays with our pants instead. But he also loves headrubs and pets as much as the next cat, and is very sweet especially after his play needs are satisfied.



Although Jake is little, he has some serious nurturing instincts. He is quick to take new kittens under his wing, snuggling, grooming, and playing with them. He would do well in a home with consistent daily attention and could become a great companion to other cats, kids, and adults. One of the cutest things he does is seek out a specific cat bed so that he can suckle and knead in its fold. He will then fall asleep with his nose buried in the bed. He also has the best belly spots.




Bud is about three and a half months old. He was found in mid-February by his rescuer Buddy in a box with rice and ikan bilis. We are not sure if he was abandoned like that or put there by a kind passerby.


After Buddy brought him to us, he stayed at the cattery until early March. Likely due to his deworming medicine, he suffered a bout of diarrhoea. Foster care manager Diana and her husband Rashid fostered him in their home with their cats, and there his appetite got better and he recovered well. He was exposed to supplemental skills like table tennis and in fact his appetite improved so much that he now has a round belly from being a full-time champion at charging into the food bowl. He is rather greedy and tries to steal wet food from other cats, a habit he kept after his first night at Diana's place where he ate Gizmo's raw food, to Gizmo's shock and dismay.



Bud is a genuine lapcat. After he is done playing, he will seek out human laps to curl up in and have a snooze, purring away the whole time. Except when it comes to food, he is docile and loves being hugged and cuddled by both humans and cats.

video


Both Jake and Bud have been dewormed, vaccinated, litter-trained, and socialised, but note that the adopters must agree to have them neutered. They are fed wet food (Addiction brushtail with supplements) once a day and given dry food in their suite to graze on. These two pals make friends with other cats well and would be good in both single- and multi-cat homes. If you'd like to adopt either Jake or Bud, please 1) read and be ready to respond to the adoption questionnaire, 2) download and fill the adoption agreement form, and 3) send your answers and form to Diana at adopt@lovekuchingproject.org. Note that an adoption fee will apply. Any questions can be directed to Diana; please do not contact Elaine at this time.



If you love cats but cannot adopt, consider volunteering with us! We need more volunteers in communications (blog posts, posters, social media) and our main work, foster care (roving or weekly shifts doing clinical care for the cats, volunteers will be trained); email assist@lovekuchingproject.org. If you want to help with outreach (i.e. cat therapy!), email outreach@lovekuchingproject.org. If you can't commit to regular volunteering but still want to help, try the ad hoc clean/play shifts.


Donate to our cause by making a deposit to our Love Kuching Project DBS Current Account 027-905975-3 or via Credit Card.  Donate food or litter at charity rates with free delivery via Pawfection      
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Rescue | Rehab | Eva from Bedok

Meet Eva, a tricoloured eight year-old cat from Bedok. 

Eva working it for the camera

Eva has been waiting to get a space at our cattery for a long time and when space freed up she finally got admitted! Eva’s feeder noticed that she wasn’t eating and brought her to the vet, where she was diagnosed with anaemia. Her feeder had to medicate her daily as she was waiting under the block to be admitted. 


Eva loving all the attention

We give her daily iron supplements for anaemia, antibiotics, and erythropoeitine injections three times a week, and recently discovered that she had a case of fleas that we have treated with Revolution. Besides some of the usual supplements, we give her ashwagandha, chlorophyll, echinacea, dandelion, and yellow dock for her anaemia. 

What do you mean, you don't like my singing?

Eva is a vocal little miss who loves butt scratches and climbing. She yowls for attention and rubs her head against the door of the suite. She spends a lot of time serenading humans but is not all that friendly with other cats (Ah Niu went to visit her on his daily walkabout and she loudly let him know how displeased she was). 

You should come visit Eva and give her the butt rubs everycat deserves! Sign up to do a play/clean shift on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday, or come for Tea with Cats on the 30th of January. 



A photo posted by Love Kuching Project (@luvkuching) on







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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

TNR at Jurong West Ave 3 last night

Last night we tended to a sterilisation appeal for a colony of stray cats at Jurong West. 7 cats were trapped in total - one needs veterinary attention and will be paid for by the feeder. These 6 other cats will be neutered, then released back in their territory to curb the population growth of urban cats there.

TNR - trap, neuter, return - programmes are carried out by our Rescue & Sterilisation team.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

[Adopt] Koko the calico from Kallang Industrial Park


Koko is a playful, sweet and healthy little 9 week old kitten who is looking for a loving home. 

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Time for me to go home to some loving humans!
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Adorable calico markings, sure to become a pretty adult

She has come a long way since coming to us at 4 weeks old when she was found without her mother at Kallang Industrial Park. When she came to us, she was undernourished and covered in fleas. Koko was bathed with flea shampoo and had fleas manually removed from her.


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All better now
Koko needed to be handfed kitten milk formula round the clock so she was fostered out with one of our volunteers until she was gradually weaned off. After that, she returned to the cattery to help with her socialisation with other cats. Koko has also been dewormed and vaccinated in the past week so she is in the best health she has even been!

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I'll raise my paw to that
Koko is a very playful and sociable who loves the attention of humans and will mew and seduce you with her charms.

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Love me?
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Play with me!
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Adopt me?
To adopt Koko, see right sidebar under 'How to adopt' or see here.



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[Adopt] Winnie, lovely girl kitten rescued from a rubbish collection area in Woodlands

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A piercing gaze

"Take me home."
Winnie was found by one of our volunteers' friend, all by her self at a rubbish collection area in Woodlands. In case there was a mother cat nearby, the rescuer waited, but to no avail.

During the short time Winnie was at our shelter, she presented with diarrhoea. We dewormed her and put her on 2 different antibiotics before the diarrhoea cleared. After that, we got her vet checked and vaccinated.

Winnie's personality is very extraverted. She approaches other kittens to play, loves human companionship and interaction.

Playing with a wand toy
She has the potential to be a tad naughty, because she is very alert and active! She is also vocal and has the most pitiful-sounding meow ever.

On guard to catch 'prey'
Predator in action!

She really loves play!
Winnie also has the potential to be an Instakitty celebrity, look at her striking a cute pose for our pet photographer:

Grooming in action
Come hither eyes
Another great action shot!

Winnie is likely to charm many hearts. To adopt her, see right side bar under 'How to adopt' or see here:


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