On Thursday night we were sitting at home when we received a phone call from Josh’s mum saying that the neighbour had found a black kitten on the side of the road. He had been hit by a car. We had a quick look around and although Simba was in the house, we couldn’t find Shifty. My heart sank.
We immediately went to the neighbours and poor Shifty was in a bad way. Although it was 8.30pm we got in the car and headed straight into town to the after hours emergency vet. The vet took an x-ray and he had seriously broken ribs and was having major difficulty breathing. He suggested we leave him there overnight in the oxygen tank and we would assess the situation in the morning. By the time we got home and into bed it was about midnight – I was then up at 6am after a terrible sleep, being so worried about poor Shifty. We called the vet, who was going to take him out of the tank and see how he was doing, but he seemed to be ok. Continue reading