To mark Cat Rehoming Month we take a look at some moggies looking for their fur-ever homes.
One-eyed Ernie was brought into the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Cattery in Cheshire in April when he was found roaming the streets in Crewe with a ruptured eye. He was taken to a vet by a kind member of the public.
It is not known if four-year-old Ernie was abandoned on the streets of Crewe or if he was stray but his days would have been numbered if his eye was left untreated.
Ernie’s eye was removed by vets who contacted the RSPCA and he has been looked after at Stapeley ever since.
Tracey Wood, administrator at the cattery, said: “Ernie was a feisty feline when he came in but he has softened in our care with daily interactions, and he could now be the perfect companion.
“It has not been plain sailing for him, after losing his eye but now he is back to full health and needs an owner who can love his imperfections – one-eye and all!”
Ernie will need to live in an adult-only home and ideally needs to be the only pet.
He will need access to outdoors so he can explore and enjoy all the love and attention he deserves!
Clive is another black and white cat who needs someone to take a chance on him.
He came into the Burton-on-Trent branch in April when his owner was hospitalised due to ill health.
When he arrived he was very shy and stressed as he was an indoor cat and only ever had contact with one gentleman. Over time he has become much more affectionate.
Unfortunately, due to a grade four erratic heart murmur he needs daily medication and vets have advised this could cost about £20 a month.
Clive needs a dedicated owner who can see past his health problems and give him the best possible home for however many years he may have left.
He will need to be kept indoors to begin with and have access to lots of space and toys to keep him entertained but will hopefully later have the desire to go outside and explore.
Zuma is a four-year-old Bengal male who came into the RSPCA care in February 2016 as part of a large prosecution case. Her previous owner – a Bengal breeder – had more than 60 cats at the Oxfordshire home who were living in poor conditions, many of them ill with cat flu and other illnesses.
Zuma had been rehomed but has sadly been returned to Millbrook Animal Centre in Woking three times.
The reason is always the same – he wanders too far and has no awareness of cars. Despite rehoming him to rural locations each owner has been concerned about his safety and haven’t managed to make it work.
Zuma will need a home away from roads with plenty of space in the garden to explore but also be safely contained.
There are hundreds of cats in RSPCA centres waiting to be rehomed and each one is as unique and loveable as the next!
Neutering cats and rehoming a rescue moggy could help ease the cat overpopulation crisis.
Summer is the busiest time for the charity when unwanted and abandoned litters come flooding into the animal welfare charity, leaving its centres bursting with cats and kittens.
- There are 900 adult cats in centres across England and Wales.
- On average, the RSPCA receives a call to its National Control Centre about a cat every three minutes.
- Throughout 2016 the charity collected over 30,000 cats from across England and Wales.
If you would like to rehome Ernie, Clive or Zuma, or adopt another pet visit https://www.rspca.org.uk/findapet
To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care please visit: www.rspca.org.uk/give or text LOVE to 87023 to give £3 (Texts costs £3 + one standard network rate message).
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