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Katie's Story

KATIELittle Katie, no more than a kitten herself, had given birth to her three-day old babies on the cold tiled floor of an outside loo. They were picked up by our Branch volunteer fieldworker and, as an emergency, rushed straight to the vet to be checked over. Once it was established that all was well, they were taken in by one of our fosterers.

Throughout her stay, she proved herself a brilliant mum and very, very protective of her babies. For this reason, she had to be handled very carefully with only two carers who she trusted allowed to go near her. All her kittens have grown up well and healthy and have now been adopted by new owners experienced in previously owning cats. For a short time, Katie was not happy and had a case of ‘empty nest syndrome’, however she has quickly come to terms with this and is now a very contented cat.

She is young, quite tiny and just wants to be loved and cared for in a quiet environment WITH NO OTHER CATS. This obviously has not happened before as why else would she choose to take herself off to give birth outside? She has now been spayed, de-flea’d and wormed, innoculated and microchipped.

IS KATIE THE ONE FOR YOU? 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 Katie and our Homing Officer will ring you back to arrange a home visit; or email us on enquiries@derbydistrictcp.org.uk


Who can resist these beautiful little girls? - Portia and Titania's Story

PORTIA AND TITANIAThey were rescued from a farm and need to be homed to a domestic environment as soon as possible. They're handleable, very cuddly, playful and good-natured, and interested in what people are up to around them. They’re still settling in at our volunteer fosterers at the moment. That’s why they look a bit anxious in the photo but they are very mellow and gentle-natured and every day that goes by they are becoming more responsive to affection. They’re not sisters but could have had the same father!

They’re about four months old, spayed, fully vaccinated, microchipped and treated for fleas and worms - AND READY FOR THEIR NEW HOMES NOW!!!!! They would be happier in a quiet home, perhaps with older children, but they need not be homed as a pair although they get on well together so it would be nice.

If you can offer a permanent loving home to either of these beautiful cats 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 Portia and/or Titania and our Homing Officer will ring you back to arrange a home visit; or email us on enquiries@derbydistrictcp.org.uk

Update 27/08/15 - Titania has now found a new home but little Portia is still waiting.......

Zumba and Tango say "Can we Dance into your Life?"

ZUMBA AND TANGOWe need new homes NOW, can you help? We’re Zumba (the black girl) and Tango (obviously, the ginger fella). We were born in a farmer’s barn with so many other kittens and four mums between us all and we needed some special looking after and socialising to get familiar with you humans, so Derby and District Branch of Cats Protection rescued us and we’ve been having a wonderful life so far. But our volunteer fosterer has other kittens waiting to come in who need her special care and so we need to move to our forever homes to make space.

We’re very cuddly and playful, very happy to live with children or other animals. We love to purr and be stroked. We’re very mellow and gentle-natured and every day that goes by we are becoming more responsive to affection.

We’re about three months old, vaccinated and microchipped and treated for fleas and worms. AND WE’RE READY FOR OUR NEW HOMES NOW!!!!!

If you can offer a permanent loving home to these beautiful kittens 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 Zumba and Tango and our Homing Officer will ring you back to arrange a home visit; or email us on enquiries@derbydistrictcp.org.uk

Libby and Lexi - Two out-of-work Mousers looking for Employment Opportunities

LIBBY AND LEXICats Protection’s Derby and District Branch is currently offering the purr-fect solution to individuals and businesses in need of an environmentally-friendly pest control service.

Two such cats are the gorgeous Libby (tortie and white) and Lexi (black and white), less than two years old. They are termed as ‘feral’ which means they would never become lap cats. They’re desperately unhappy at being kept in a pen, albeit 5 star accommodation. You can see by the photo that they want to be out, out, out!

So, we are now seeking a suitable property which may be the ideal environment for these cats, such as a farm, garden centre, riding stable, or smallholding. A house with a large garden or which backs onto a golf course, woods etc. would also be their idea of heaven!

In the first instance, the new owner would need to supply them with a safe, secure outhouse/shed/stable where they can be contained for about two weeks, with regular meals, a comfortable, warm bed and a litter tray. After this two week period indoors to get used to their new surroundings, they can then be released, returning to the outhouse/shed only for their food and shelter. They would then repay their new owner as fit and healthy vermin controllers.

Branch volunteers would take on the job of settling them into their new home, providing bedding and a litter tray - although ultimately the new owner would be responsible for the cost of their food and welfare. Both cats have, of course, been spayed, inoculated, flea’d and wormed.

Have you got room for these two cats? They must be homed together. If so, please ring our Homing Officer on the Cat-Line on Derby 206956, leaving your name, telephone number and a short message, or email us on enquiries@derbydistrictcp.org.uk

Spicy Girl Needs a New Home

SPICYSpicy’s story is rather sad and baffling. She is a beautiful middle-aged white and tortie girl who was found roaming and crying around the area of Dairyhouse Road, Derby. When brought to us by a kind member of the public, she was found to be microchipped by the Celia Hammond Trust to an address in London. Her owners thought enough of her to bring her up with them to Derby but they didn’t get her details updated and we have been unable to trace her owner through adverts etc.

She is being cared for at the moment by one of our volunteer fosterers but we need to find a permanent, loving home for her as soon as possible. She’s a real sweetie and would make a lovely pet for someone who maybe has lost an older cat and would love another but who doesn’t want to start again with a young kitten.

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 Spicy and our Homing Officer will ring you back to arrange a home visit; or email us on enquiries@derbydistrictcp.org.uk

Spicy Girl is waiting for your call.
 
Out of Work Mousers Looking for Employment Opportunities
 
FERALSCats Protection’s Derby and District Branch is currently offering the purr-fect solution to individuals and businesses in need of an environmentally-friendly pest control service. A kind elderly lady has been caring for nine of these beautiful farmers’ friends for a number of years but the time has come when she feels we need to move them on to pastures new. 
 
They are all aged between two and four years old and are neutered/spayed. We are now seeking suitable properties which may be the ideal environment for all of these cats, such as farms, riding stables, or smallholdings. Houses with large gardens or which back onto a golf course, woods etc. would also be their idea of heaven! We would like to home them in threes as they are used to each other’s company.

In the first instance, the new owner would need to supply them with a safe, secure outhouse/shed/stable where they can be contained for about two weeks, with regular meals, a comfortable, warm bed and a litter tray. After this two week period indoors to get used to their new surroundings, they can then be released, returning to the outhouse/shed only for their food and shelter. They would then repay their new owner as fit and healthy vermin controllers.  

Branch volunteers would take on the job of settling them into their new home, providing bedding and a litter tray - although ultimately the new owner would be responsible for the cost of their food and welfare.

Have you got room for some of these cats?  If so, please ring Jane Baynton on our Cat-Line on 01332 206956 (voicemail), leaving your name, telephone number and a short message mentioning you are calling about the farm cats/ferals and our Homing Officer will ring you back to arrange a visit; or email us on enquiries@derbydistrictcp.org.uk 
 
Little Olive Oyl needs your help
 
OLIVE OYLPlease help Olive Oyl find a new home for the final years of her life. We’re not too sure how old she is but she’s no Spring chicken, bless her. She was found wandering by a member of the public and, despite intensive advertising, she was never claimed. But surely she belonged to someone! By this time she had been seen by the vet, had a full ‘older’ cat check up and has since been given a clean bill of health, although she was desperately thin.  
 
Her fosterer has now done a marvellous job of building up her condition to a point where she can now be rehomed to a quiet home. She’s very quiet herself as she has a silent ‘maiow’! She is extremely loving, when she’s awake that is, as she sleeps a lot but that’s probably because she has been wandering for a while and is probably all tuckered out. She is now so happy and content to have a warm, dry place but she really needs her own home.
 
Sadly, it often takes a while for the 'golden oldies' to be rehomed. What she really needs is somewhere with a lap and a comfy chair to enjoy the rest of her retirement. Olive would suit someone who would love a cat but doesn’t want to start again with a young kitten.
 
If you can offer a permanent loving home to this little 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 Olive and our Homing Officer will ring you back to arrange a home visit; or email us on enquiries@derbydistrictcp.org.uk 
 
"Nice to meet you, I'm Sam"
 
SAM
We’d like to introduce you to Sam, a very appealing gorgeous ginger middle aged lad. He’d obviously been a stray for some while and was feeling a bit sorry for himself when he was taken into the vets by a very kind member of the public. He has had some sort of injury, perhaps caused by a kick or a road traffic accident, which meant that he had lost the feeling in his tail so the vet decided that to make him more comfortable, all of his tail should be amputated. This hasn’t seemed to bother him and he’s quite capable of leaping onto shelves and walking up the ramp to the comfy bed on the top bunk.

But as if this wasn’t bad enough, he was found to have chronic gingivitis, so all his teeth had to be removed! But with lots of TLC from his fosterers, this hasn’t fazed him one bit. He’s very keen on his food and not picky at all, he particularly enjoys his supper-time treat of tinned tuna. He is now a very handsome cat with beautiful amber eyes. He’s quite laid back and very keen to interact with people. He comes straight out from his bed to chat, even with people he’s not met before, and he loves to sit on your lap. He likes to play with a ping pong ball and he does enjoy a catnip toy.

Sam is now just waiting for his forever home and he’s hoping it won’t be too long before someone comes along to fall in love with him. He will make someone a really lovely pet but, because of his age, he would probably be more suited to a home without younger children.

Sam is waiting for your call. 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 Sam and our Homing Officer will ring you back to arrange a home visit; or email us on enquiries@derbydistrictcp.org.uk 
 
 
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 
 
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.
 

There are currently no cats available here.

Some of the cats in our care may not yet be on our website. If you are looking for a feline companion, please contact us on 01332 206956