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. Klopp- Domestic Shorthair crossbreed (6-12 months)
Hey there, I'm Klopp! Wow, I've been with the branch for over 5 months now, time flies! and FINALLY i'm ready to search for my forever home! I'm still here because I have had the worst luck when it comes to health problems. I arrived at the branch with a pretty nasty virus which took some battling. The virus is gone now but it did a bit of a number on my tummy. We tried a few solutions and the best results are when I am on a special Gastrointestinal diet, so my new family will have to continue with this specific food. Klopp is best suited to being the only pet in the home and an inside cat so his diet can be controlled. I have a lovely nature, and just want to play, my carers can't wait to get me into a home with a loving family! I will need to go to a home with a family who will be able to continue my house training, my stomach issues mean I sometimes forget to use the litter tray, but this is getting a lot better.
2. Mighty Joe- Domestic Shorthair crossbreed (6 years)
What can you say about this mountain of a cat! He is a lovely natured giant, who loves people and a fuss. Mighty Joe arrived at Abbey Street via an Inspector with an existing leg injury which needs urgent treatment and amputation. He is an amazing character and doesn't let his damaged leg stop him from getting about, although most of the time he is flopped on his side looking for a belly rub. Mighty Joe would need to be an indoor cat as he will have less mobility than your average cat (outdoor rural home would be concidered) and will need attention to his amazing fluffy coat. We would also prefer a quieter home so he doesn't feel under pressure to move out of the way for children or other pets and can move at his own pace.
3. Primrose- Domestic Shorthair crossbreed (9 years)
Nice to meet you, I'm called Primrose and I am a beautiful kitty. I came into the RSPCA's care after I was signed over by my previous owner. I went missing for around 6-7 years and recently, I was handed into a vets. The vets contacted my owner and they came and picked me up! They were excited to have me home. However, I was not happy to be living with my brother again and we kept getting in fights (you know how siblings do!). My owners decided that I wasn't enjoying being back home as I had been gone for such a long time and the best thing to do would be to find me a home of my own. I am a shy, sweet girl who is looking for a forever home where I can relax and be myself. I spend a lot of my time in my bed just watching the world go by. I think I will probably spend more time inside than out. I would like a home where I am queen. Therefore, a home with no other pets and children would suit me best. Do you have a home for me?
4. Little Man- Domestic Shorthair crossbreed (9 years)
Little Man came into our care at the beginning of April this year due to his owners not being able to keep him anymore. Little Man is a very shy boy who prefers his own space and likes this on his own terms. In the cattery, he does prefer to stay outside most of the day so he will need lots of socialisation in his new home and will need a family patient enough for him to come out of his shell. Little Man can live with children from the age of 13 and above and will eventually need outdoor access for when he can go outside. He could also potentially live with another feline friend with the correct introduction given.