Rabies panic took over the Kingdom during the past few weeks.
I first heard of “de-clawing the cat” as a medical procedure many years ago in Canada – I truly thought it referred to clipping an animal’s nails, like you would do for human or a dog.
Cambodia isn’t a stranger to issues of dog and cat slaughtering and the eating of their meat. Considered a tradition it has become all too common and, unfortunately, doesn’t create too much of a fuss anymore.
Siem Reap’s famous cat lady, Josette Vanneur, arrives at the Cat Pagoda* at 8.30am sharp – as she does every second day and as she has done for the last five-and-a-half years.
Last week, a young woman came into our clinic with her eight-month old cat. She was concerned that her cat has suddenly become unfriendly, aggressive and restless over the past two weeks.
Yesterday we had to say goodbye to one of our most memorable rescues, a cat called MC, who was adopted by two roommates – Jamie and Taylor – about a year ago.
Given the latest rescue kitten brought to us few days ago – with both of his left (front and back) legs missing and the naked bones protruding out where the paws should have been, I feel I must discuss why we should not be afraid to welcome a disabled pet into our family.