Little Logan lying down looking to camera

Tiny lockdown kitten rescued

Logan is lucky to be alive after being found in a garden shed and rushed into our care during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

Believed to be around a week old, the kitten was taken to our Grimsby animal hospital in Lincolnshire back in March by a member of public who had heard his desperate cries.

Not once during lockdown – nor for the past 114 years – have we closed our doors to pets in the greatest need, and Logan was one of many emergency cases we took in during this difficult time.

Logan being hand reared with a bottle
Logan had to be hand-fed every three hours when he first arrived at Blue Cross.

Our Victoria animal hospital in London has also remained open throughout the pandemic to provide urgent and life-saving treatment to sick and injured pets in the capital.

Once Logan was stable and well enough for the journey, he was taken to our Lewknor rehoming centre in Oxfordshire to continue his recovery and build strength.

Hannah Owen, Animal Welfare Assistant, said: “When Logan first arrived here his eyes weren’t fully open, and we needed to hand-feed him using a bottle.

Logan lying down looking to camera

“He was so tiny that we popped him into a small crate so he could spend lunch in the team room with us in safety.

"He was happily cuddled up with a teddy that was double his size and had a good snooze.”

As he needed round-the-clock care, foster carer Amy Mowforth took Logan home to be there for him day and night, hand-feeding him every three hours.

Logan being held in one hand
Logan went to live with one of our kind foster carer's until he was old enough to find a new home.

She was one of those in a huge network of kind volunteers who have helped us care for hundreds of pets with nowhere else to turn for the past six months.

In June, once he was ready, we found him a loving home where he is now thriving.

We couldn’t have done any of this without the generosity of our kind supporters, who rallied urgent calls for donations after many of our funding streams ground to a halt when the Covid-19 outbreak took hold. To all of you, thank you.

Logan being stroked on the tummy
— Page last updated 09/09/2020