Fundraising target for May 2015 as of 23 May 2015


Amount of monthly donations to Boarding Fund as of 8 May 2015


Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Full Story: Miya from Hougang with heart disease

| Miya |
Miya from Hougang is a stray cat found very bloated and skinny by two sisters who live in the vicinity. They brought her to the vet and the initial suspicion was a liver issue. A blood test showed an elevated ALT liver enzyme, and there was a notable enlargement of the liver.

Miya has ascites - bloating of the abdomen with fluid - and the first vet that the rescuers went to did an ultrasound of the liver to no conclusion, but recommended a daily diuretic to drain the fluid.

Fur loss is from the ultrasound
The rescuers had no idea how to proceed from there and asked us for help, for they knew Miya needed daily foster care as she had to be on regular medication. They fed her outside their house until Miya could come to us. For foster care and further veterinary investigation by our doctors.

When our vet Dr Chong did Miya's first physical examination, there was an unusual galloping rhythm of her heart, which would indicate heart disease, and that would also explain the ascites and the liver symptoms. We recorded the heartbeat and we asked Dr Chong's colleague for a second opinion; indeed there was an abnormal heart rhythm.

We concluded that Miya's heart disease was what was causing her thinness and her bloating and proceeded to put Miya on heart medication and to continue her diuretic at the lowest dose possible. She has also been put on heart and liver supplements.

Miya is much better now and eating well.

Miya feeling much better, eating well





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Friday, May 15, 2015

The Full Story In Black And White: Mr Cow from Pasir Ris

Mr Cow is one of the stray cats from Pasir Ris Park area. Because he is one of the remaining cats in that colony yet to be neutered, he gets into scuffles with the other cats, and roams a wider distance than his "frenemies" do, often slinking into nearby construction work and the roads.

One day, he was discovered to be missing. His feeders searched for him. He was found days later hiding in a drain. His mouth was bleeding, his forepaws were caked in blood. He hadn't eaten for days, and was dehydrated.

A not-so-graphic photo of his swollen mouth
Despite the pain he must have been feeling, he consented to getting rescued, and we were called in for help; Mr Cow came to us to stay. We then brought him to the vet the next day.

At the vet
At first we thought the bleeding from his mouth was due to the usual problem many stray cats have, gum disease. Upon closer inspection, it turned out his gums were not inflamed. It looked to us he actually lost some teeth, so it could be an injury instead.

Upon examination by our vet, we learned that Mr Cow had a fracture in his jaw. It was likely due to an accident. We had to further investigate if Mr Cow would need surgery for his jaw or if it could heal on its own while we managed the pain and made sure he started eating again.

(In the meantime we gave him a bath to get all the caked blood away.)


Mr Cow after getting cleaned up
We gave Mr Cow some liquid food via a syringe through the side of his mouth. But it turned out, he could lap up the liquid food on his own! At first it wasn't much, and it had to be watered down. But as he started to feel less pain, his appetite increased. 

He then got an orthopedic consultation by another of our clinic's vets. He inspected Mr Cow's jaw more closely. Mr Cow was so obedient he allowed the vet to touch his mouth, inspect his teeth and gums, manipulate his lower jaw to see the extent and area of the fracture.

The fracture of his jaw had caused his mouth to be unable to close properly - the alignment was off. One of his lower canines was digging into his upper gum, causing him discomfort. The surgery proposal was to insert a wire in his jaw area to get the bones to fuse such that the alignment would be corrected. Then the wire would be surgically removed. Based on the clinical signs that Mr Cow's pain level was low, and that he was eating well, we opted not to have the surgery. If Mr Cow's pain was much more severe and the alignment of his mouth was causing him to be unable to eat, then the surgery would be justified. As it is, he is doing fine and in fact better every day.

Fracture is along the centre of his lower jaw
He doesn't seem to mind it though...
The timeline we were given to see how well the jaw had healed was 3 weeks. By then, the fracture should have fused. We could then get him neutered and return him to Pasir Ris Park.

How has he been coping?

He can now eat food without it being watered down, and we have seen his appetite improve. We are giving him supplements to manage pain and inflammation and to encourage his body to heal. Due to his few days not eating and drinking while he was hiding in the drain, he did have some constipation. We gave him some pumpkin, an enema and subcutaneous fluids, and he got better and pooped. He is also getting livelier every day. He is super affectionate and enjoys getting our attention with his constant meowing.

Follow Mr Cow's healing journey with us on social media! He is an absolute charm to Instagram!



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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Ginger from NTU - his rescue story

Ginger is one of the resident stray cats on NTU campus grounds, and earlier this year he was found with a flesh wound on his lower abdomen. The cat management team at NTU brought him to the vet to get him treated.


Where his flesh wounds are located


However, he was found to have a resistant staph infection on his wounds, so he ended up staying at the vet for a long time. He has since come over to our cattery so we can continue his wound care till it heals up and he can go back to NTU.

Ginger recuperating at LKP now
Our vet has seen him too, and recommends keeping his wound clean with saline, and applying silver sulfudiazine cream.

Close up of one of his wounds
Ginger is not an easy cat to do clinical care for. He kicks violently when he's being handled for cleaning, and cannot be let out of his cat suite for any walkabouts because he fights with everyone. He is also very angsty and needs a cardboard box he can tear away at constantly.

But this face is very deceiving...

"I am so poor thing. Love me."


Follow his healing adventures with us on social media! (Links to follow us are below).




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Friday, May 8, 2015

Volunteer Recruitment: Foster Care Volunteers

Exciting news! We are growing our Foster Care team, and are looking for humans to join our LKP family.

Our Foster Care team takes care of all our foster cats. They clean up after them, feed them, and interact with them. The team operates on a rota basis where each day's team comes weekly on the same day. They are highly committed, eager to learn, are initiated and have a deep level of empathy.

Foster Care vollies have to do a wide variety of tasks for the cats every week. These include:p
  • Cleaning cat suites
  • Clearing cat litter / washing cat litter boxes
  • Cleaning the cattery
  • Preparing supplements and food
  • Clinical care tasks, such as injections and wound care
You don't need to be a cat expert to join us. What we are looking for are humans that have a teachable attitude. Training will be provided.

Availability is also a necessary trait; you will be volunteering every week, at night. Currently it is Monday to Saturday nightly - we need to add one more human to each night. We also need to form a Sunday team. You can either join one of the existing teams or be part of the pioneer Sunday team.

Interested? Drop Elaine an email at elaine@lovekuchingproject.org. 




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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Bringing the love of cats to intellectually disabled adults at MINDS

MINDS (Movement for the Intellectually Disabled in Singapore) has a Training and Development Centre at Tampines that offers services for adults with intellectual disability to help them with social integration and mainstream activities. They invited us to bring our therapy cats to their centre for animal-assisted activity sessions.

Their clients loved it!

Teapot getting a hug
Through simple interactive activities with the cats, such as touching them, stroking them, playing wand toys with them, the intellectually disabled adults could practise physical skills and communication with their peers.

Outreach Volunteer Camellia with a group of MINDS clients




We have been invited to bring our therapy cats to MINDS at Tampines twice a month. The centre's staff will assist with every session, and the clients' responses to the cats will be evaluated to help them in improving their personal skills.

More pics from our first trial session with them -

Teapot resting on a client's arm
A client brushes a cat with some assistance
Stroking a cat as a group working together


The therapy cats were really comfortable visiting the centre and interacting with their intellectually disabled clients. They were very gentle towards the cats, and the cats didn't get stressed about working with them. We will update our social feeds when we go again to MINDS next month!



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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

[Adopt] The Farrer Road condo kittens: Leo, Lennon, Louie and Laney

| Leo |
 | Lennon |
| Louie |
| Laney|
One of our volunteers works at a condo at Farrer Road, where she noticed a litter of 4 kittens with a mother cat. She started to feed them daily. However, the kittens eventually grew to attract a lot of attention, even from the management of the condo - which usually leads to the cats being culled, unfortunately. So we took the kittens in and the mother cat has since been spayed.

Because this group of kittens came to us past the ideal socialisation age (which is at 3 to 7 weeks of age), it took a long time for us to get them adoption-ready. Right on the first day they arrived at our place, they already bit one volunteer really hard, and this turned out not to be the only time thereafter that they showed us such aggression.

They also had a bout of diarrhoea, but fortunately treated early with supplements; there was no need for medication or antibiotics, apart from deworming medication. The kittens improved in health steadily.

It was a long 2-month stay they had with us. They are now close to 4 months old, and totally used to human interaction already. At first, we started out giving them homeopathic supplements to get their aggression and stress levels down, while we got them used to human proximity. We also exposed to them to play time with the friendlier kittens, so they had role models to see how humans and kitties interacted. 

Leo, with Turmeric
Leo was the first to warm up to us. He has a really interesting personality. He is daring and adventurous when it comes to play, exploring everywhere, and making kitty friends. But he also has his reserved side - he is quiet and not attention seeking.

A shy but adventurous boy
Have toy, will play
His brother Lennon is slightly less boisterous, and is a perfect balance of cuddly and playful. He is the least naughty of his siblings.

"Who, me?"

Prone and get ready to pounce!

"I am kitten. Watch me play!"
Louie was responsible for most of the "expressions of outrage" against humans. Hissing, biting, scratching, he has done it all. But that is his old self now! He has gone through a wondrous transformation. He is still an introverted kitty, but can be a cuddly fur-baby.

Louie doing a Grumpy Cat impression
Innocent pout that fools everyone
The only girl of the lot, Laney, has gotta be the naughtiest of them all! Sure, you can hug and squeeze her, but when she is left to her own devices, she is really spirited. Best to be adopted with another kitty, to temper her mischief, or by a family with a young, playful cat.

Resting in between bouts of play
"I didn't destroy anything, I promise!"
All 4 of them are dewormed, Revolutioned, vaccinated and vet-checked. They are also litter trained and can eat both dry and wet food.

To adopt any of them, see right sidebar under 'How to adopt' or click here. Spread the word!




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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cat Massage Demo Workshop with proceeds going to Love Kuching Project

Update: Session available on 24 May!

Pet services boutique, Petitudo, is organising a cat massage workshop that raises money for us!


To sign up, contact Petitudo at 98476050 or email to hello@petitudo.com


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Monday, April 13, 2015

About a kitty cat named Tiger

Tiger is a stray cat from a colony we did TNR sterilisation in before, in a back alley off Bendemeer.

Tiger when he first came to us
Tiger's feeders only go to his colony to feed them at close to midnight every night. When they noticed Tiger had stopped eating even though he seemed hungry, they brought him to an overnight vet clinic. Tiger had tooth decay and gum disease. Because of off-hour prohibitive costs they managed to only get him injections and skipped any form of blood tests.

Not long after, Tiger's mouth pain came back and he once again became inappetant. His feeders knew that Tiger would need a more thorough check up and a longer term treatment.

Tiger was in so much pain he was very aggressive and violent towards everyone when he came to us. We brought him to the vet to do the FIV/FeLV test and it turned out poor Tiger has both diseases. In such scenarios, mouth problems will be harder to treat.

Our treatment plan for him was as such: get him painkiller, steroidal and antibiotic jabs that are long acting. Then, book him a surgery date for teeth scaling and extraction. While he stays with us, he will be fed an immunity system booster cocktail of supplements, as well as supplements for pain and inflammation. This will help bolster his compromised immune system. After his surgery, we will have to give him more than usual time to heal up. If the gum diseases thereafter do not recur, the plan is to get him back to his colony. Even though he has FIV and FeLV, keeping him away from his street friends is not the answer, because they likely all already have the same diseases. Making Tiger a shelter cat for life is not in his best interest, especially since he is one of those cats that doesn't like being confined.  The only way of containing the situation is to get any newcomer to the colony tested and vaccinated so that only the original colony is affected.

Tiger's perpetually emo face
Our first priority when Tiger came to stay was to get him eating again. When he arrived, he had already been not eating for a few days. We started with small portions of Addiction Brushtail with his cocktail of supplements. Soon, his appetite got better and better, and he started eating more. We were so glad to see him improve!

Tiger can now eat a lot


Because of the supplements cocktail, so far he hasn't need another steroidal jab or painkillers. A list of his supplements:

For immunity: Arabinogalactan, thymus, maitake, reishi, shiitake, astralagus, cordyceps, colostrum, coQ10, alfalfa, echinacea, aloe vera, boswellia, and the standard vitamin B, C, probiotics and fish oil. For inflammation: curcumin, ashwagandha, colloidal silver. For pain: homeopathic blend painkiller. (We buy our supplements from iherb.com, for humans but feed half the dose. If you wish to buy from iherb.com use our discount code AVA985 to get USD5-10 off your first purchase and we earn credits too!)

Now, Tiger is a chatty, attention-seeking kitty. Like we always tell the cats when we administer injections and such, that this will help them be in less pain. When the pain really subsides, we reaffirm them by saying, "See? The pain is gone right?" We did this to Tiger too. Now every day he is super grateful and happy to eat his food.

At our new cattery space we are moving into this weekend, a partitioned room will be built (target completion on Thursday) as a quarantine area, and Tiger will be the first to christen it. While FeLV is not airborne but transmit through saliva and blood, we want to further protect those who linger near his cat suite, for better containment. We are really looking forward to that aspect of our new cattery, something we couldn't afford to have until now.

Follow Tiger's recovery story on our social media platforms!




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Saturday, April 11, 2015

How to set up standing instruction on POSB to become a monthly Boarding Fund donor

Assuming you are POSB customer with online banking account, here is a simple guide on how you can add us as a payee for a monthly donation.

If you have never given to Love Kuching Project before, you will first need to set up a 'new payee'. After you have logged in to your internet banking, click Transfer, the drop-down menu will have the option to Add New DBS or POSB Recipient, shown below.
Clicking on the highlight tab above will bring you to the following page:


Where you can fill in the description of both yours and our account, an example is above.

Once you have added LKP's account as one of your payees, or if you have already added us from long ago, you should now go to the Standing Instructions tab.

Fill in the fields required. After you complete this form, click Next and you will become an LKP monthly Boarding Fund donor!




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Thursday, April 9, 2015

[Adopt] Meredith: smoke-tortoiseshell girl kitty found lame, rehabilitated from eye ulcerations

Meredith was found by her rescuer in Bedok, on the ground in the carpark of an industrial area. She was lame in her hindlegs and could not walk properly.

We brought her to the vet and it was found that she had fractures around her hip area. What she needed was cage rest for about 4 weeks. If she was still dragging her leg after that, amputation was the next step.



Cage rest for little Meredith


Thankfully, the cage rest and Meredith's willpower got her through the injury. 4 weeks of cage rest later she was able to walk again, as if there never was any injury.

Subsequently, she came down with cat flu' which made her eye very ulcerated. We used a combination of 2 antibiotic eye drops to get her eye back to normal.

Meredith had eye ulcerations
After her eye ulcerations cleared up, she came down with the flu' again and had to go back on antibiotics for a while. Eventually, the flu' cleared, and we could bring her for her vaccination. She is now almost 4 months of age now, and has had a long journey towards health.


Meredith, today


Meredith has a larger than life personality; very confident, outgoing and loves to make friends, often looking for Scotty the socialisation dog even. Scotty and her have a huge size difference but they are best of friends. She would steal the dog's food while he was eating, and Scotty would not hurt her.

Scotty accompanying Meredith at the vet


She is also good friends with Turmeric, and both can be seen taking naps together or play-wrestling each other.

Meredith and Turmeric
Apart from playing with other cats, she is also a lap cat that likes to snuggle with humans to sleep, (or use Scotty's leg as a pillow)! Being extraverted, she has cute quirks like greeting visitors at the door, or exploring everywhere and everything.

Meredith has been dewormed, Revoluntion-ed, vet-checked and vaccinated; litter-trained and eats and drinks independently.

To adopt Meredith, see right side bar under 'How to adopt' or click here.



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