In memory of Ginga Ninja, the tiny emaciated and dehydrated kitten trying to survive in a colony of 30 cats touched many people's hearts! His capture, weighing less than 500 grams at eight weeks old, was a tiny bag of bones with a fighting spirit and a will to live.
Ginga Ninja fought for days to survive in the care of his loving foster mummy; she injected him with fluids every 2 hours, day and night, fed him, medicated him, and most of all, ensured he had a safe and warm place. He had his own electric blanket, and he tried; Lord knows he tried.
On Thursday evening, he ate his dinner and played and cuddled and at 2300 hours, he collapsed out of nowhere and 20 minutes later, he took his last breath in the arms of his foster mummy, leaving her heartbroken.
Kittens on the street very rarely survive, and they fade away and die, unloved and uncared for, like Ginga Ninja, riddled with worms and fleas making him very weak.
He was a wild kitten, but he allowed humans to help him; he knew he was loved and cared for and tried his best to live another day, but it just wasn't meant to be; he wasn't meant to grow up and grow old. For SteriliseOurStrays, he is why we will continue our quest to reduce the unwanted number of cats and kittens born on the street and in colonies.
Ginga Ninja is our symbol of fighting for those cats and kittens with no voice. To indeed reduce the number of unwanted kittens and cats in the Algarve we have to continue to sterilise as many cats as we possibly can, in the name of Ginga Ninja