Cats in Need of Fur-ever Homes as Charity is Bursting at the Seams

  • Cats Protection appeals for homes for some if its longer stay cats so it can help more felines in need
  • Players of People’s Postcode Lottery help fund care of cats awaiting adoption as waiting lists for cats coming in to care soar

Two of Cats Protection’s adoption centres are issuing an appeal for adopters for overlooked moggies as the demand on their services rises.

Puss Cat, Holly, Ellie, Pushkin and Pearl are all seeking their purr-fect forever homes while waiting lists for cats to come into care are shooting up.

While they await adoption, the cats are being cared for by staff and volunteers at the centres, who do everything possible to make them happy and comfortable during their stay. This work is kindly supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, who have raised over £4.8m for Cats Protection since 2018.

National Cat Adoption Centre Manager Danielle Draper said: “There is an unprecedented demand on our services at present, which is causing us real concern as any slowdown in homing could lead to other cats having to live in unsuitable conditions for longer.

“Puss Cat, Holly and Ellie have all been overlooked for one reason or another, so we’d really love to get them adopted as soon as possible.”

Puss Cat is a handsome gent of around nine years of age. He is a confident cat who enjoys a gentle fuss, some catnip and a cosy bed. He has recently taken to sitting on his carers’ laps, too, so might make a perfect lap cat in his new home. Puss Cat would need to be the only pet in an adult-only household so he can be the star of the show and would ideally go to a home with a garden for him to explore.

Holly is a gorgeous 12-year-old whose previous owner sadly passed away. While in care, she underwent an operation to remove one eye, to improve her quality of life, and has recovered fully from this. She is a sweet girl who loves a fuss and some catnip but would appreciate a quiet home as she can also be a little shy.

Ellie is a 14-year-old lady with lots of love to give. She is very fond of an ear scratch, cheek rub and a place to curl up and have a snooze. She also has a playful side and, although she doesn’t tend to wander too far and would enjoy having access to a garden where she can spend the warmer days sunbathing. She would best suit a reasonably quiet home, as this is what she is used to.

Pushkin and Pearl are both at the charity’s Tyneside Adoption Centre, where Senior Rehoming and Welfare Assistant Shannon Watkin said: “While we understand taking on a cat is a big commitment, we urge anyone thinking of getting a new feline friend to take a look at our website or get in touch – we may well have the perfect cat for your home.”

Pushkin is an 11-year-old mature moggy who would make a fantastic companion. She came in as her owner was sadly unable to give her the care that was needed. Pushkin loves attention and a nice warm lap, voicing her appreciation with lots of purrs. She would also appreciate a home with a garden as, having previously lived at a farm, she is used to having lots of outdoor space to potter about in.

Three-year-old Pearl came into care when her owner sadly passed away. She has flea allergic dermatitis which is easily managed by regular, good quality flea treatments available from a vet. She is missing the top part of her ear, but this does not affect her in any way and just adds to her unique character. Pearl likes to have lots of attention and loves to brush against you while having a chat. She would need to be the only pet in the household so she can be the star of the show.

For more information on Puss Cat, Holly or Ellie, or to see any of the other cats available at the National Cat Adoption Centre, visit or call 01825 572 850.

For more information on Pushkin or Pearl, or to see any of the other cats available at the Tyneside Adoption Centre, visit or call 0191 653 1052.

If you live outside these areas and would like to adopt a cat, please visit to see cats available for homing near you.

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