We have gotten to know several cats with FIP (Feline Coronavirus) located in Turkey, as the earthquake earlier this year has made helping out FIP-positive cats more difficult. You can read more about the situation here.
Meet Şila and Mahriban
The CatSwoppr team recently reached out to Şila and her
pawrent Mihriban, who live in Istanbul, Turkey. Mihriban found Şila at a bus stop, where Şila climbed onto her lap. Mihriban brought her home with her, commenting that “she became [her] angel” that came to her at just the right time.
Mihriban describes Şila as “very well behaved [and] funny”, with
beautiful black and gray stripes and bright green eyes. She loves to
sleep on Mihriban’s chest, and enjoys eating chicken breast.
How can you help?
Unfortunately, two months after living together, Şila was diagnosed with FIP. FIP treatment is very expensive as the medication must be imported from abroad, and Mihriban has struggled to cover the cost of Şila’s treatment. Thankfully, Şila has begun her treatment and
Mihriban opened an Instagram page to gain support worldwide for Şila during this time.