Checkers and Mittens were 2 of 9 cats caged in appalling living conditions by an unconscionable hoarder among a mess of clutter on the lift landing of a one-bedroom studio HDB rental home.

Checkers & Mittens in their old, filthy cage

Multiple cats were sadly confined in filthy cages stacked on top of each other. Cages were heavily soiled with waste but not cleared for days; filthy and smelly, these cats were deprived of freedom of movement, fresh water, food, clean litterboxes, basic grooming, and medical care. The floor under the cages were covered in a thick layer of fur and waste.

Checker's, Mittens' and 8 other cats' living conditions.

Despite not having the resources, space, and time to care for the cats, the hoarder refused to give up the cats so they could be rehomed and continued to neglect them. The cats were finally surrendered after 11 months with the help of some individuals and Project Luni. However, for 1 of their friends, help came too late and lost its life.

When finally surrendered, Mittens smelled of poo after having laid in it for a long time. She was covered in fleas; their ears were blackened, and yeast infested. Mittens was not moving due to her nails being left uncut, and so long they curled around and pierced her paw pads. Unable to move, she was covered in matted fur and waste. The vet had to shave her in order to give her a thorough examination so she is all patchy.



Mittens matted fur covered in waste

 Mittens was sent to our grooming salon and was so well behaved considering it was her first ever grooming experience. She doesn't has any skin issues and all healthy except a little saggy, probably because she was a little skinny. Her fur was full of fur mites but her rescuer had already applied revolution prior to the grooming session, so it was all dead when seen under the camera.


Mittens all cleaned up, feeling better than ever!

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