THINK was started by a group of breeders and a vet who were concerned by illness and deaths in young kittens caused by conditions such as Flat-chested Kitten Syndrome (FCKS). The organisation has four main objectives: to Identify the various types of thoracic deformities that occur in kittens, Educate the general public and the veterinary profession about thoracic deformities in kittens, Fund research and help breeders and vets to Treat the condition.
THINK is a new project, so some parts of our website are still under construction. Please keep checking back for further information.
On this website you can find:
Information about Thoracic Deformities;
Information about FCK and how to treat it;
A veterinary section with technical information and an archive of x-rays and other images (available only to vets) – under construction
An online questionnaire to help us to gather information that will enable us to determine where research needs to be concentrated;
A download page, where you can download articles about FCK, data about THINK and the THINK questionnaire – under construction
Information about who is involved in THINK;
A gift catalogue where you can buy gifts for friends and help THINK at the same time – under construction
A list of our sponsors;
A memorial page where for a small fee (see gift catalogue) that will support the work of the project, you can create a long-term memorial to your cats or kittens – under construction
Links to other information resources – under construction
FAQ page – under construction
Become a Friend of THINK for a year: £5 or a Sponsor for a year (with web listing): £100
Please send membership fees and donations to:
THINK Treasurer, The Cottage Cattery, Stapleford Road, Whissendine, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7HF
Please make cheques payable to: THINK project
Fees/Donations may also be sent via a PayPal account linked to the address above.
Please send completed questionnaires (available from this site) to:
THINK Research Collator, Royal Oak Cottage, 6 High Rd, Seddington, SG19 1NZ
You may download the information in a printable version here