I was so happy to receive an update on our dear Lumpkins. I sure was thinking about them, so it couldn't have come at a better time!
After I took the kittens back to our shelter, Sandi (foster mom, kind soul, and ring worm expert) had them for a few days and started them on their treatment program while they waited for space to open up with another rescue, where Twila would house them, and complete their treatment.
Here's the update from Sandi:
I was very impressed with Twila who runs the rescue. She is a very kind person who has a passion for saving cats. I left her the kittens with a bag of food and their medicine. I told her to call me in two weeks and I would deliver more medicine and some more shampoo for them. Their lesions were the worst I have seen. She wasn't worried at all about it. I told her if they get to be too much trouble, I can bring them back to my house, just give me a call. I have total faith in her ability to help them…. I am glad I could do a little part in helping the little ones, if I had more space I would have kept them. But if something happens where they need me, then I will squeeze them in somewhere. The three I have now are pistols
Marguerite from the HS had a chance to chat with Twila, then sent me this update.
I talked to Twila at the cat rescue – she is great! She described their living conditions and it sounds like they are being very well cared for and get lots of attention. She has a big, all-linoleum room and is enjoying caring for them. You can tell she spends a lot of time with them, she knows all their personalities and traits! She said that Wilma had a lot of hair loss, but her hair is now growing in well. Stewart’s tail lesion is mostly healed up, and the hair growing back. He never did get any more lesions, and Frieda has been fine. Wilma’s condition seems to have peaked and is now getting a lot better.
It sounds like the kittens are doing really well now. I'm so happy they have such a good place to finish up their treatment. Hopefully, it won't take too long, but it could be months. Sandi took in a batch of ring worm kittens in June, and just last week, they were completely treated and ready for adoption. But even if it does take awhile for our Lumpkins to be cured, they're in a good place, and their life is a happy one.
I'm so grateful to all who have played a part in their care. Thank you so much, ladies. You truly are angels.