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Can you offer any of these cats the 'forever' homes they need?

Say hello to DaveDAVE

Over the years, Derby and District Branch of Cats Protection has homed hundreds of cats and kittens. Most only stay for a few weeks before happily going to a new home. But some – the old, ugly, nervous, disabled and sickly – join a growing band of animals which nobody wants. Through no fault of their own, they are not chosen to be part of a family. 

One such cat is Dave, a handsome pale ginger gentleman of uncertain age. He has hyperthyroidism but this is well controlled by his medication for which the Branch would consider reimbursing his new owner. He has recently had a dental so has lost quite a few of his pearly whites but this hasn’t affected his appetite. He has also been neutered, inoculated and microchipped.  

As Dave has been with his fosterer for some time now, he has been allowed out on a regular basis for fresh air and exercise. However, he has a tendency to wander so an enclosed garden would be ideal.   

If you can offer a permanent loving home to this beautiful cat and would like to find out more, contact our Cat Line on 01332 206956 (voicemail) leaving your name, address and telephone number, mentioning you are calling about Dave and our Homing Officer will ring you back to arrange a home visit; or email us on enquiries@derbydistrictcp.org.uk

Dave is patiently waiting for your call.

JENNY WRENMeet Jenny Wren

Jenny is a strikingly beautiful and adorable girl, white with lovely tabby markings especially on her face, which looks like she started to put on her eye make-up but got interrupted with a jingly toy. Her personality is generally meek and gentle, although in ‘play’ mode she’s lively and curious. When she’s all cuddled up, she is a picture of peaceful bliss and contentment.

Jenny started out very scared and shy, having been rescued from a back garden where her stray mother gave birth, but has always been very responsive to strokes and cuddles, quick to relax and to reciprocate the loving attention of a human companion. She grows in confidence all the time despite her cautious nature. She still prefers to sleep in her own basket in a ‘secret’ corner for now and to choose when she wants to come out to eat and play - but if you pick her up while she’s sleepy and settle down for a long session of relaxation, you’ll be in for a heart-warming cuddle that you’ll never want to end. With long-term love and security in a ‘forever’ home, her affectionate side will flourish and hopefully her self-confidence will blossom. 

Jenny is now about five months old, vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. Ideally, her new home will offer her time and patience to build on the foundations of trust and affection that she has achieved, with lots of interactive play, delicious treat-time and special cuddle sessions.

If you can offer a permanent loving home to this beautiful cat and would like to find out more, contact our Cat Line on 01332 206956 (voicemail) leaving your name, address and telephone number, mentioning you are calling about Jenny and our Homing Officer will ring you back to arrange a home visit; or email us enquiries@derbydistrictcp.org.uk 


Pleased to meet you, I’m JessJESS

Jess is a gorgeous girl, black with distinctive white markings, and doesn’t hesitate to speak up when she’s ready for play and excitement. Not a keen cuddler, she shows the most confidence and interest when enticing toys are being wiggled by a friendly hand and she loves to carry her conquests around in her mouth.

A back garden stray kitten, Jess has taken some time to trust and accept people, wary of being picked up or handled in case of an unpleasant experience (to be fair, domestic kittenhood brings its share of pills and needles!) and, therefore, never entirely relaxing with physical contact, however gentle. But despite this she does relate to people companionably and she enjoys verbal communication, eye contact and any playful interaction, so her adorable and excitable personality shines through and makes her as special as the cuddliest cat. She’s a kitten with enormous potential and an irrepressible character, who is certain to grow in confidence and affection as time goes on.

Jess is now about five months old, vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. Ideally, her new home will offer her time and patience to build on the foundations of trust and affection that she has achieved, with lots of interactive play, delicious treat-time and affectionate attention.

If you can offer a permanent loving home to this beautiful cat and would like to find out more, contact our Cat Line on 01332 206956 (voicemail) leaving your name, address and telephone number, mentioning you are calling about Jess and our Homing Officer will ring you back to arrange a home visit; or email us enquiries@derbydistrictcp.org.uk 


JIMCall me Jim

Jim is a truly lovable and loving treasure who has really discovered his purr and the comfort of an affectionate human hand and he’s very enthusiastic in his play. He’s really ready to expand his horizons in a new home and can’t wait to try out the great outdoors. He is incredibly handsome, his black coat slightly flecked with white hairs and with lovely white markings.

Jim was born outdoors to a stray mother and was fearful and defensive when first brought into care, but has become a confident leader, sociable, curious and brave. He loves trying out new toys and games – he even shows an interest in learning to retrieve! – he’s clearly very intelligent and responds well to a stimulating and varied play environment. In his rest time, he loves to lie on a fluffy blanket near people and be stroked and fussed and is beginning to enjoy being cuddled up close for short periods. He is very sociable with other cats and will win your heart with his 'joie-de-vivre' and happy purr.

Jim is now about five months old, vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. Ideally, his new home will offer him time and patience to build on the foundations of trust and affection that he has achieved, with lots of interactive play, delicious treat-time and special cuddle sessions.

If you can offer a permanent loving home to this beautiful cat and would like to find out more, contact our Cat Line on 01332 206956 (voicemail) leaving your name, address and telephone number, mentioning you are calling about Jim and our Homing Officer will ring you back to arrange a home visit; or email us enquiries@derbydistrictcp.org.uk 


Introducing Archie 
ARCHIE
We have to admit, Archie is a little bit of a challenge but he will be an enjoyable challenge to anyone who would be willing to take him on and show that people are not as frightening as they seem.

Archie, with his mother and sister, were found as strays in Nottingham. The mother was probably abandoned when she became pregnant with Archie and his sister who were born about 11 months ago. Someone in Nottingham adopted Archie’s mother but he and his sister were taken to one of our fosterers. His sister responded well to the human touch and went to Nottingham Adoption Centre to find a new home. Archie, however, continues to distrust people, but he is not aggressive - just a 'scaredy cat'.

On arrival at his fosterer’s home, Archie became reclusive and wouldn’t let anyone pick him up. A move to a different fosterer proved no better until Archie realised there were two other cats in the house and rushed to meet them. The older cat didn’t want to know him but Archie and the younger cat rapidly became friends and the real Archie began to appear. He’s a lovely playful cat and shows signs of wanting to be handled by humans but it’s a slow process. He adores being stroked with a feather and sometimes it’s possible to sneak in a bit of a hand stroke but he rapidly realises he’s being conned and moves away. It’s difficult to know why he distrusts people so much but with time and patience from the right person, we’re sure that Archie will become not only best friend to other cats but also an ideal companion for a person and probably also children. It would be good if he could be in a house with more than one cat because his energetic chasing games can soon exhaust just one.

Archie has now been neutered and microchipped, so if you can offer him a permanent loving home and would like to find out more, contact our Cat Line on 01332 206956 (voicemail) leaving your name, address and telephone number, mentioning you are calling about Archie and our Homing Officer will ring you back to arrange a home visit; or email us enquiries@derbydistrictcp.org.uk 

Challenge Cats.
Each year, the Branch takes in many rescue cats and kittens into our foster homes. Some of these cats may have been abandoned, been living as strays or due to personal circumstances their owners are no longer able to care for them. Without any exceptions, our foster homes are always full. As soon as the cats in our care are fit and healthy enough for re-homing, we pass them to the Cats Protection Adoption Centre at Long Lane (Telephone 01332 824950), where many cats are awaiting a new home.

Rural and Farm Placements Eagerly Wanted
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The Derby and District Branch covers a wide and diverse area from the inner city areas of Derby City to the rural settings surrounding. We have a number of cats which need to be re-homed to rural areas such as a farm, small holding or a home in a rural setting. These cats are not domesticated and though some of them may come to trust humans more and more it would not be in their best interests to home them in an urban setting. They would be ideally suited to a rural home where they could live in an outdoor shelter and even work as 'mousers' but with an owner feeding them and looking out for their welfare. These cats would all be neutered, treated for fleas, wormed and inoculated against flu and enteritis. If you are interested in homing such a group of cats, please phone our Cat-Line number 01332 206956 and leave a message and we will get in touch to discuss your needs and answer any queries. In the meantime, you may find the Cats Protection leaflet on Farm Cats useful.

The Long Lane Adoption Centre.
Please contact the Cats Protection Adoption Centre at Long Lane (Click here for web site or telephone 01332 824950) where many cats are awaiting a new home.