Cats for homing

Here's a select few of the cats in our care to give you an idea of the very special souls we have waiting for new homes!

We are home to over 150 cats at any one time so when you come to visit we will discuss your situation before introducing you to cats who may be suitable. We believe every cat is an individual and making them happy is our number priority, even if it means waiting a while for the right home to come along!

We'd love to let people wander round and pick cats but with so many ages, needs, backgrounds, personalities and temperaments to get to know we have found that matching cats to their new homes and vice versa is the safest way to ensure homes are forever!

Many of the cats in our care will have had two, three, four or more homes in their lifetime already so finding the right home is extra important to us and our feline friends.

If you would like to make an appointment to meet our cats please leave a message on 01953 718529, email felinecarecats [at] gmail [dot] com or ring 07926 540294.

Due to time constraints we're not able to keep our website as up to date as we would like so be aware that cats seen here may already be reserved or rehomed.

Details

Coco

5+ years
Female


Coco could have found a home a million times over as she is a kissy and cuddly cat who craves attention and a lap! Her biggest problem is the love of her life, Mr Tom.

Mr Tom is a very handsome black and white chap who is incredibly nervous and hates meeting new people. The kind of people who fall for Coco are not the kind of people who want to spend the time that Mr Tom needs to get to know him unfortunately.

We hate splitting pairs up, especially when they absolutely love each other, and we feel it's kinder to wait for the right home than force them to live without each other.

Both cats came from the same problem area, where no one ever seems to neuter their cats and most people just leave their cats behind when they move out. We take as many cats off the small estate as we can but it's never enough and the next tenants just bring the next wave of neglected, unloved and unwanted cats. Shame on the housing associations who don't write into tenancy agreements that all pets should be neutered and chipped. 

Coco lost half her tail after being kicked by someone (apparently) and neither her or Mr Tom have had a home before as they were born outdoors. Coco has long term viral eye problems that won't be covered by pet insurance as they are a pre-existing condition but they don't tend to bother her much. We may be able to offer help with the costs of any veterinary care of her eyes.

They are both likely to be scared of dogs and won't be suitable for homing with children.

If you'd like to meet them then we suggest setting aside a chunk of time to just sit with them and get to know them.

Mr Tom

5+ years
Male

Mr Tom is Coco's partner in crime and cuddles! Please see Coco's write up above! 

Karen & Richard

2 years old
Female and Male



We had to assume this nervous pair are brother and sister, even though we found them caring for Karen's kittens as mother and father. 

They were spotted from a window by office staff in the middle of a very industrial slaughterhouse site, curled around their litter of dying kittens. We were relieved to have the chance to intervene as we managed to save all four babies and they have gone off to happy new lives! 

At first we assumed they were feral but once we had caught them and settled them in here it became clear they were terrified rather than feral.

They will need a peaceful home to settle into and they would not cope with children or boisterous dogs. Obviously we have no history and have no idea what their experiences of home life have been in the past but they have coped well here. 

In the long term it would be lovely for them to be able to enjoy their new garden and surroundings but we think they would be best to wait until they are fully confident at home before visiting the great outdoors again. 

Hattie & Evelyn

1+ years old
Female


These pretty sisters will bring huge reward to their new family as they grow confidence and blossom! 

They came from a multi-cat home where they had never been handled before. Their owner was not experienced with cats, to the point that they scared her a little, but the stray cats she invited in soon became 14 cats as they weren't neutered! 

Their whole group has made brilliant progress and now their personalities are finally starting to shine. About time they all found their forever homes now! 

Hattie and Evelyn need lots of love and support from experienced cat people to help them become the brave and settled. If you'd like to come and spend some time getting to know them then we're sure you'll fall head over heels! 

Mr O'Neil

5+ years
Male


Mr O'Neil is our hunky chunk of love! 

He was caught with a bad abscess on his forehead, feeling very sorry for himself. We were treated to huge scary hisses upon his arrival but within the hour he allowed us to clean up and treat his wound and he was soon healed up.

He'd obvisouly been a stray for a while and his first few days here were spent fast asleep. It must feel lovely to sleep soundly and safely after having to stay so alert and protect yourself on the streets. 

As an ex-tom he's got a defensive streak in him, although it's rare that we see it. He does however have a gentle bite of legs if he's getting too much attention or not enough so it'll be up to you to decide which! 

Mr O needs someone to understand how special he is and somewhere to call home, we suspect it's been a while. 

Sooty

17+ years
Male

Don't be deceived by the grumpy face, Sooty is a big old chunk of love!

Sooty was admitted as a stray, only it turned out he had been living outside the same house for around 15 years! 

He has an itchy skin problem which we are desperately trying to solve. We have found ways to relieve his itching but the daily treatment is not very fair on him so if we can get to the root of the problem we might be able to stop it altogether. Fingers crossed! 

While we're trying to mend his skin he might as well be putting himself out there in the hope of finding a proper retirement home! He's regularly outdoors, meeting and greeting people and asking for strokes! 

Sooty would like to meet someone with no other cats in their life because cats make him cross. He'd never attack another cat though and he's not a bully. 

He likes to sleep on the duvet with you at night but isn't a bed hog (you get hissed at for moving too much though!) and he is partial to a lap and definitely plenty of headbumps. 

While he's coping with living here among so many other cats it would be lovely to see him thrive in his own home. If allergy testing brings no clues to his skin problems then maybe stress is the problem - something a new home would definitely solve! 

Trinny & Suzannah

8 & 6 years
Female


Originally they were found huddled together in an empty office block, no one one knew how they had got it or where they had come from. They were understandably nervous and it took a while to befriend them. From their bond, behaviour, ages and physical similarities/contrasts we could only assume they are mum and daughter.

After a few months they found a new home and we thought that everything was going well until we were asked to help with some toileting problems in the home. We gave advice that usually works but weeks later we couldn't understand why it didn't seem to be helping.

Eventually they were returned to us and the problem became instantly clear - we think you'll notice from their photo! Dear Suzannah had always been a big girl, much larger than skinny Trinny, but she had almost doubled in size! Getting in and out of litter trays was tough for her - so us suggesting higher sided litter trays to remedy her pee problems was never going to work! She waddled around like a footstool and was without doubt the fattest cat we've ever seen.

Several months on and a few kilos lighter, Suzannah and her mummy are ready to meet new people who will love them and help them settle into their new home with confidence.

Suzannah remains the most confident of the pair but both girls love a fuss and stroke. They can both be wary of meeting strangers so need someone who is prepared to get to know them a little before adoption. That would also make us feel reassured because we are so desperate to make sure the next home will be forever as they have known quite enough confusion in life already.

They have had no toilet problems since they settled back in and Suzannah lost weight, we suspect that as long as their diet is well managed she'll continue to be a tidy puss! 

Sonny & Matty

2 years
Male


These very beautiful brothers are for someone who wants a huge challenge or for someone who doesn't mind cats just being cats.

They have a feral/farm background and we've really struggled to gain their confidence. With so many more confident cats looking for homes there's no wonder cats like Sonny and Matty get left on the shelf. 

When you spend some time with them they do start to relax but their journey into a normal home life will be a long one. They would be suitable as pest controllers so long as they have some of the home comforts they have been used to here but we would prefer them to have the option of a comfy life! 

 

Mummy & Tigger

6 & 5 years
Mummy & son!


Mummy and Tigger used to work as pest controllers on a local industrial estate but they have always been used to the finer things in life as staff on site adored them. 

Both cats love a fuss but Mummy especially can be a bit nervous and isn't so keen on meeting new people. They are happy living with us and we plan to release them to live on site to live with us long term but as they are growing in confidence it seems fair to give them the chance of finding a new home. 

They love cuddling up and we'd love to see them have the chance to snuggle on a sofa on a cold winters evening after a hard days lounging and mousing around outside! 

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