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Long-term residents need a closer look

15 November 2017
Long-term residents need a closer look As much as we love caring for cats, it makes us happiest to see them rehomed with a loving family who can give them love and attention.

There is a new home for every cat, but some stay in care longer than others. They can be overlooked for many reasons: age, ailments or simply the wrong colour.

None of these should be enough for a cat to miss out on a new home with the right family. But they can be the difference between a loving cat curling up on a warm lap or they live out their years in a care cabin.

At the National Cat Adoption Centre, we provide help and advice about rehoming our cats, working to overcome the concerns that lead to some of our longer residents being overlooked.

We believe that there is a home out there for every cat. A family for every puss. 

Here are some of the cats who have been with us for far too long.

Take a look at these cats, with us since April 2017, and consider if you could share your home with them (further information and images can be found via the links):

Jeff
 is a very handsome four-year-old boy. He found coming to the centre a scary experience and has taken his time to get used to his new surroundings and routine. With the help of his desensitiser he has really started to blossom and gain in confidence, and is a really loving boy. He would be best suited to an adult only home and to be the only cat, without dogs. 

Tiger 
is 11 yrs old, he came into our care when sadly his owner died, he loved his owner so much , and he used to love nothing more than to curl around his neck to go to sleep . Tiger is very handsome, he is an inquisitive lad,and loves to watch the world go by, but needs much more interest in his life than his pen can offer, and he is getting bored and frustrated now, a home with lots of outside space would be ideal, he could start in an outbuilding , getting used to his surroundings and as his relationship grew with his new owners, if they had a home onsite, he could choose to have the best of two worlds, to spend the rest of his days.

Lara is 13 yrs old,she is a beautiful confident girl,who will seek you out for food and a tickle behind her ears, she loves this ! She loves to sit on your lap,is a chatterbox,a character,loves catnip mice, and her old owner said she would destroy them in a minute ! They also said Lara would love to spend time in the garden , so a garden is a must, to soak up those sunrays . Lara has lived with children before, so with a slow introduction again would do well in a family home.

Mabel is looking for a special home, as she has been used to living outside. She loves this lifestyle, likes to be a bit more free to do as she chooses, so we are looking for a home that has a secure outbuilding or shed where Mabel can settle and get used to her new life, routines and people, and migrate towards the family home as and when she is ready. Mabel loves to play, to be stroked and have a little fuss, so do not be mislead: she just likes the outside elements where she can display her independent character. 

Belle is a sweet and quiet two-year-old cat looking for a new home with someone who will be patient and understanding while she adjusts to her next move, as this will quite unnerving for her to begin with. She will need a quiet home with older children and no other cats or dogs. Belle is getting braver and can be sitting behind her pen window waiting for her tea.

Freeman has his own special enrichment room at the centre so he can be away from the other cats as he is not their greatest fan. It looks onto an enrichment garden, which has been specially planted to attract wildlife for stimulation for Freeman. The room has lots of hiding spots, and places to climb up high, and he welcomes his visitors there. He is a delightful seven-year-old boy, who is sweet and friendly, loves to play, and enjoys playing with his catnip mice. With the right introduction he could settle really well with children.

Please get in touch. These cats need another chance at a better life. 

Check our features pages for information on how to care for cats like these.