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messageAsking for some friendly feline advice
Posted by Pedro Rey February 04, 03:44PM

Hello all, I'm wondering if anyone can help.

A change in circumstances means my niece is having to move house in a couple of weeks and isn't able to take her cat Lotty with her. As such, she's looking to re-home her and is, unsurprisingly, keen that she goes to a kind and caring home. I've chatted with the Neighbourhood Vet who, besides recommending the usual places to approach (Celia Hammond, Cat Protection etc') suggested putting something up on the forum to see if anyone can recommend any other routes to explore. The situation's made more difficult by the fact that Lotty's semi-feral, due to being taken too young from her mother. We would take her ourselves but we already have four cats, which is a) plenty and b) potentially difficult, as they might not get on.

Is anyone aware of any other options we could look at, or of anyone who'd make a kind and patient owner?

Cheers,

Pete



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit was february 04, 04:18pm by Pedro Rey.

messageRe: Asking for some friendly feline advice
Posted by Blah Blah February 04, 03:52PM

Don't got to Battersea. Animals have a limited life there if they are not rehomed. Only Celia Hammond and the Cats Protection League never euthanize healthy animals. And I would say they are your best bet as they vet all new homes and try to match cats with the right people. A semi feral cat is never going to suit someone who wants a lot of attention from their pet. So you are looking for a specific kind of home.

messageRe: Asking for some friendly feline advice
Posted by Pedro Rey February 04, 04:16PM

Thanks very much.

I had no idea that was the case with Battersea. (And just to be clear, the vet didn't mention them specifically - now I know why).

messageRe: Asking for some friendly feline advice
Posted by Jennys February 04, 04:56PM

Try also Croydon Animal Samaritans perhaps.

messageRe: Asking for some friendly feline advice
Posted by Pedro Rey February 04, 07:14PM

Thanks very much.

messageRe: Asking for some friendly feline advice
Posted by se22cat February 04, 11:12PM

I had no idea Battersea were a kill shelter, can you offer any evidence for this Blah, or is that hearsay? I won't mention them in the same sentence as Celia if that's true.

messageRe: Asking for some friendly feline advice
Posted by Blah Blah February 05, 02:51AM

Battersea euthanises around a quarter of the animals it takes in, citing 'behavioural' issues. It is not the best place for a semi-feral cat to be rehomed from.

messageRe: Asking for some friendly feline advice
Posted by also February 05, 08:43AM

Hi Pete my mum is looking for a cat! Maybe dm me your number and we could speak?

messageRe: Asking for some friendly feline advice
Posted by Pedro Rey February 05, 10:08AM

Thanks - have DMd you.

messageRe: Asking for some friendly feline advice
Posted by Gaynor Hill February 06, 12:47PM

Have you managed to re home the cat

messageRe: Asking for some friendly feline advice
Posted by Pedro Rey February 12, 10:07AM

Not yet, unfortunately.

messageRe: Asking for some friendly feline advice
Posted by Gaynor Hill February 13, 12:16AM

Sorry to hear that maybe put a picture of her in the wanted section saying home wanted for lotty

messageRe: Asking for some friendly feline advice
Posted by Jules-and-Boo February 13, 10:22AM

You know you shouldn't post online - the vet shouldn't have advised you to. It's a source of animals for bait in dog fights.

Do you know which vet you spoke to? I'm going there tomorrow and will mention it to them.

messageRe: Asking for some friendly feline advice
Posted by nxjen February 13, 10:31AM

I don’t think the vet actually advised seeking a home via the Forum but recommended posting here to see “if anyone can recommend any other routes to explore”. Not quite the same thing.

messageRe: Asking for some friendly feline advice
Posted by Jules-and-Boo February 13, 12:37PM

fair point.

messageRe: Asking for some friendly feline advice
Posted by Gaynor Hill February 13, 11:13PM

I got a cat via internet I was vetted and they came around to see my place
The lady was moving abroad and her cat was 5 years old her only option would have been a cat home but sadly as most only want kittens from there he could have been there forever
I was not allowed to have a cat from animal shelter as I live in a flat even though I've had indoor cats all my life and have a large flat so my only other option was to go to let shop which I disagree with yes there are nasty breeder's on internet but there are nice people
I would have taken the cat in myself but mine is 15 now so to old for another little friend sadly


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