The Peterborough Telegraph is running regular spotlights on cats that need new homes to support the work of animal charities in the Peterborough area.
The Peterborough and District Branch of the RSPCA do so much to rescue, nurture and subsequently rehome all kinds of pets in the area. They have continued to operate throughout lockdown and within a small radius are still permitted to rehome these animals.
Below are a selection of those that have been rescued and are in need of their forever home.
To find more details on each cat and to search for more rescue animals, visit www.rspca.org.uk/findapet/rehomeapet/process.
The RSPCA are funded entirely by public donations and receive no government money and therefore rely on the generosity of the public. Anyone wishing to support their work do so via www.rspca.org.uk/getinvolved/donate.
1. Dot - Domestic Semi crossbread (11 years)
Please say a big hello to our wonderful girl Dot! Dot arrived into our care through no fault of her own, after being admitted to Danaher she lacked confidence in herself and would tend to stay away from staff. After a few days Dot began to come out off her hiding place and take an interest in people. Dot would be best suited to live with older children as she is quite nervous with new people and can be quite jumpy with loud noises. Dot would need someone who has the time and patience to allow her to feel comfortable in her new environment. Having a friend or companion around may boost her confidence and help her to feel more comfortable in her new forever home.
2. Charlie - Domestic Shorthair crossbreed (3 years)
Charlie came into our care at the start of March this year as he was found as a stray. He is a lovely boy who adores a fuss but also can be very shy and does like his own space. We would recommend he can live with calm children from the age of 12 and above and will eventually need outdoor access for when he can go outside. He could potentially live with another feline or canine friend with the correct introduction given.
3. Mischief - Domestic Shorthair crossbreed (13 years)
This beautiful big boy is Mischief and he has found himself in RSPCA care due to him needing medical attention and no owners to care for him. After seeing a vet and receiving the treatment he needed, he is now ready to look for his forever home. Mischief is an older fella but he still lives up to his name. He has a very laid back temperament and is very friendly but he does have a cheeky side too, he likes to have a nose around and if he doesn't want to do something-he simply won't!
4. Franklin - Domestic Shorthair crossbreed (1 year)
Little Franklin is around a year old and came into care with 3 other cats. They were living in an unsafe caravan and rescued by an inspector. Franklin is feeling very overwhelmed by all he has been through. He was adopted in January but was sadly returned. He is not used to everyday family life and home living so needs a patient owner who can help him feel safe. Building a relationship with cats like Franklin takes time. He may never fully recover from the damage caused by his early experiences. He needs a dedicated and understanding owner who will be happy to share their home with this handsome fella but also accept that Franklin may always remain shy and elusive.