Jandakot: rescued kitten on course for a bonny life


Holly Woodvale with Bonny. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Holly Woodvale with Bonny. Picture: Martin Kennealey

WE hear that cats have nine lives, but all one little kitten was chasing was a second chance.

Bonny was found weak and saturated from overnight rain at Jandakot’s Westerfeld Engineering on the morning of January 12.

The one-week-old was dried off and put safely in a box, with staff hoping she would be claimed by her mother, a stray seen earlier that morning.

But that never happened, forcing the ranger to be called in before the kitten was picked up by the Cat Haven for specialist care.

A few weeks on, Bonny is thriving thanks to a surrogate mum and the caring arms of foster carer Holly Denton.

“She is doing really well,” the Woodvale resident said.

“She’s the only girl among five fostered kittens but is easily the most independent.”

Bonny will stay with Ms Denton until she is old enough and strong enough to be adopted permanently.

Ms Denton and her family have fostered 170 kittens over the last few years.

“It is a full time commitment,” she said.

“The kittens are babies so you’re up in the middle of the night checking on them, making sure they’re feeding every few hours.

“But it is rewarding. They look deep into your eyes and you know you’re their whole world.”