No festive fairytale end – little Jingles can’t be saved
By Martin Paul - Senior Reporter
AN emaciated kitten taken to an animal shelter after being found in a stable near Stainton has died.
The six-week-old kitten was taken to Deliverance Animal Shelter, in Bishop Auckland, on Wednesday after being found close to death by someone visiting the stables.
Christine Kipling, of Deliverance, said: “She was frozen solid. She has obviously gone into the stables to seek warmth. She obviously belonged to someone – she knew humans and she liked to be cuddled.”
Ms Kipling named the kitten Jingles and had cleaned it up, fed it liquid food and placed it in an incubator to warm up. The kitten had also been dewormed and plans were to take it to a vet for a check-up.
But the animal died on Friday morning.
Ms Kipling said: “Very sadly Jingles has left us for a better place. Her tiny body was emaciated and just too fragile to make it. This world was not good enough for a beautiful soul like her, –a fluff ball with a grumpy face. She made me smile for the short time she was here”