ROAD TO RECOVERY: Just Cats director Rachel Beech with 8-week-old Sila who was found in a drum full of engine oil in Launceston and is now recovering at Just Cats at Longford. Picture: Paul Scambler.Little black kitten Sila has had an unlucky start to life.
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The eight-week-old kitten was foundafter she had fallen into a drum of used engine oil in the Launceston CBD last Monday.

The tiny cat had ingested some of the oil and was drenched in the thick substance that covered her coat.

Just Cats director Rachel Beech said she had received a call about the kitten and sent a volunteer to recover the then-unnamed cat.

“It was a bit touch-and-go because often the outlook for cats who have ingested engine oil is not good, she had to have a lot of car,” she said.

Sila had to get the oil out of her system and there was the potential for permanent damage to her liver.

After a small relapse, the shy kitten has bounced back and is now on the road to recovery at Just Cats.

“It looks like she hasn’t gotten any permanent damage to her liver, which is really good news,” Ms Beech said.

Now her coat and skin has begun to peel, we think she will lose her coat but then she will grow it back.”

There have been more than 20 applications for adoption.

Eight-week-old kitten found in oil drum Some of Just Cats 87 kittens available for adoption from the Longford cat centre. Pictures: Paul Scambler

Some of Just Cats 87 kittens available for adoption from the Longford cat centre. Pictures: Paul Scambler

Some of Just Cats 87 kittens available for adoption from the Longford cat centre. Pictures: Paul Scambler

Some of Just Cats 87 kittens available for adoption from the Longford cat centre. Pictures: Paul Scambler

Some of Just Cats 87 kittens available for adoption from the Longford cat centre. Pictures: Paul Scambler

Some of Just Cats 87 kittens available for adoption from the Longford cat centre. Pictures: Paul Scambler

Some of Just Cats 87 kittens available for adoption from the Longford cat centre. Pictures: Paul Scambler

Some of Just Cats 87 kittens available for adoption from the Longford cat centre. Pictures: Paul Scambler

Some of Just Cats 87 kittens available for adoption from the Longford cat centre. Pictures: Paul Scambler

Some of Just Cats 87 kittens available for adoption from the Longford cat centre. Pictures: Paul Scambler

Some of Just Cats 87 kittens available for adoption from the Longford cat centre. Pictures: Paul Scambler

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