Feline not fine! Campaign launched to fix poorly cat's teeth

By Jamie Brassington | Staffordshire | News | Published:

A fundraising campaign has been launched to pay for dental work on a poorly cat's teeth.

Jasmine the cat is currently in a foster home in Codsall, but is looking for a permanent loving home. She has had a tough life and needs lots of dental work. She is pictured with Issy Bennett, aged 13, who is helping to look after her at the moment

Jasmine, a tortie-and-white cat, was rescued off the streets of Stafford last year by Kats Cradle Cat Rescue.

She was found in poor health and heavily pregnant.

However Jasmine, aged about 10, has been nursed up to full health and found a new foster home, alongside all her kittens.

But her teeth are suffering due to living a long life as a stray. The dental care - which would see some of her teeth removed and others polished - would cost about £350.

Debbie Brookes-Hemans, from the cat rescue service based in Coven, said: "We rescued Jasmine quiet a few months ago. She was living rough as a stray and surviving on scraps of food. She was in quite a poor condition.

"She is an old cat, about 10-years-old. She came into here and went to one of our foster homes. Her kittens have also been rehomed and she has been spayed.

"But the problem is she has very bad teeth. She has been seen by a vet and requires a lot of extreme dental work.

"That is due to living as a stray for years and scrounging for scraps.


"Considering she has been through hell and back, she is the most loving, gentle and friendly cat you could know.

"She very much deserves to get her health right."

Jasmine was found by a member of the public in Stafford.

She has since found a foster home with a woman called Maxine Bennett in Codsall. Maxine's daughter Issobell, 13, has been helping to look after Jasmine.

Kats Cradle Cat Rescue is based in Coven but has a network of foster carers around the West Midlands and Staffordshire.

To donate to the fundraising cause. call Debbie on 07944105033 or email Alternatively, visit

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
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