London Persian International Rescue – SOS Bahrain
You’ll see on our available cats page Boneca, Lilia and Luca & Siena, who are waiting for their happy ending. The horror these little cats have known is some of the worst we’ve seen, and we’ve posted some pictures below of the terrible conditions they were living in before kind volunteers rescued them.
we also have some video footage which is so distressing we don’t know whether to publish it or not…..but what we will say is that we’re proud to be part of a bigger cat rescue family who know no borders wherever and whenever cats are in need.
The situation is desperate in Bahrain, with many Persian cats living on the streets, limited access to food and vet care and no formal neutering programme. We’ll be reaching out to the larger rescues to see if they can help but in the meantime we’re getting ready to welcome our new guests at ‘casa Barbara’ to make sure their future is so much brighter that their past.
For the love of Ambrose Tumbletoes – London Persian Rescue’s little miracle
A happy ending for Ambrose – the little Persian that touched so many hearts
Ambrose arrives at London Persian Rescue
We took Ambrose along to our vet for a check over prior to rehoming him. We had not anticipated any problems with him, and were devastated to learn that that he had a serious eye condition requiring a very expensive operation: We will be posting an article on his condition very soon – written by his surgeon Dr Goran.
As a small charity that has very little money in reserves,we rely heavily on re-homing fees and donations from Trustees and other regular supporters. We exist on a shoestring budget, which is why we posted our appeal. We are so grateful to everyone who donated, but we were still short of the money needed to help Ambrose.
The Celia Hammond Trust to the Rescue
This charity kindly offered Ambrose his operation at a price we could afford – a wonderful gesture that we are so grateful for.
Ambrose goes to hospital
Ambrose went into surgery– our fingers were crossed. Everything looked positive at first but on returning for his check-up we were told that sadly the operation failed to work the first time and he had to go back for more surgery.
Touch and Go – things are not looking good
Things went from bad to worse and Barbara was told that Ambrose would need to lose both his eyes – devastating news. He was already completely blind in one eye and the other was going the same way, the eyes were infected and he was in pain – we either removed his eyes and gave him a chance or sent him gently to his last sleep.
Goran – A very special Vet
Goran the wonderful vet at Celia Hammond assured us that if Ambrose pulled through he could have a good quality of life – Goran was confident that it was worth trying and we put our trust in him to give Ambrose the chance to live a full and happy life. Ambrose went into surgery again to have his eyes removed. Slowly he started to recover, healing for two weeks in hospital. Goran often sat with him at night and we believe that Goran’s special care gave Ambrose that extra will to stay with us.
Ambrose Tumbletoes – our little fighter makes it against all the odds
Ambrose returned to Barbara at the rescue and whilst she nursed him, Bertie, Barbara’s Persian kitten became his guide – looking after him and giving him comfort. On April 3rd Goran gave Ambrose a clean bill of health and his is now ready to go to his new Mum – who will update us on his future progress.
Ambrose – a testament to the power of love and hope – if he could talk we think he would say
‘’Thank you to all the lovely kind people who helped pay for my operation. To everyone at Celia Hammond Trust especially my vet Goran, who stopped my pain, and made me well. To Aunty Barbara who nursed me when I came out of hospital, and to Bertie who has been my pussy cat guide and cuddled up to me to give me comfort’’
To all of you that believed I was worth saving, giving me my second chance, my happy ending and new beginning’’
God Bless – Love from Ambrose xxxx