A stray cat who has problems with her eyes, which causes here to have constant tears is looking for a new home.
The one-year old black feline was first brought into animal welfare charity, Mayhew by a member of the public after being discovered roaming the streets of North West London.
On arrival to the rehoming centre, the cat who was renamed Igloo was given a thorough health check by Mayhew’s vet team at their on-site Community Vet Clinic.
Mayhew vet, Dr Emma Robinson, said: “When Igloo was first brought in we noticed she had dried eye discharge and mild conjunctivitis in both eyes. Although they were initially improving with topical eye treatment, the eye discharge continued.
“We suspected that this may be due to abnormalities of the ducts from birth or due to damage from a virus. We were able to flush the left tear duct under anaesthetic, allowing drainage from that duct. Unfortunately, the right tear duct is permanently altered meaning that she will always have a mild discharge from the right eye. This does not cause here discomfort, but just means the area around the eye needs to be cleaned and dried daily.”
Unfortunately, the staff at Mayhew found that Igloo was not microchipped and sadly no one came forward to collect her.
After receiving medical attention and care from Mayhew’s team, including vaccinations and neutering, Igloo was put on foster with one of their experienced carers, so she could enjoy a loving home environment while she waited for her new home.
Igloo’s foster carer, Tessa, said: “Igloo has been a joy to look after. She loves to play, scampering down the hallway to hide jut out of sight, inviting me to follow for games with her ribbons, shoelaces and feathers. She is the sweetest friend and her clear happiness when she is feeling loved is a wonderful thing to share. Igloo doesn’t meow, but she’s very expressive with her variety of enchanting little noises.”
If you are interested in adopting Igloo or any of the cats in Mayhew’s care, you can visit www.themayhew.org or call 020 8962 8000