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

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 

A message from Alice and Tara

ALICE
“Hello, my name is Alice and I’m about 5 months old. I live with my mummy, Tara, she’s the tabby one. We’ve both had a bit of a rough start in life with no proper human care or contact so we are not too trusting of humans at the moment but that is changing slowly. I now play all day with the abundance of toys we have been given by our lovely fosterer but mummy doesn’t play much - I don’t think she knows how to. What a shame for her, eh? But given time we will be perfect with some love, patience and TLC. We are very clean girls and love our food”.

“Lots of love, Alice, and my mummy, Tara.”
TARA
Alice and Tara need to be homed together on a farm or stables but they could be homed with a very patient caring human to live in a home environment with no children and definitely no dogs - but a lot of understanding would be needed.

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

Alice and Tara are patiently waiting for your call.

Pleased to meet you, I'm Sam

SAMWe’d like to introduce you to Sam, a very appealing gorgeous ginger middle-aged lad. He was taken into the vets as a stray by a very kind member of the public in a slightly sorry state. He has had some sort of injury, perhaps caused by a kick or a road traffic accident, which means that he seems to have lost the feeling in his tail so the vet has decided that all, or part of it, will be removed when he next visits for his second vaccination. Sam can still be viewed while he is recuperating from this procedure.

He has now been moved to his fosterers and with lots of TLC, he has returned to a normal weight for a cat of his size and age. This has been helped because he’s very keen on his food and not picky at all. 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 doesn’t really play much, perhaps he thinks it a bit below his dignity, but he does enjoy a catnip toy. He will make someone a really lovely pet but, because of his age, he would probably be more suited to a home with older 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 

I’m Cindy - please help me

Most of the cats we foster only stay for a few weeks before happily moving on to a new home. But Cindy, through no fault of her own, has so far not been chosen to be part of a family and has found herself homeless. She is a handsome older lady and very friendly and only needs a warm home to live out the rest of her life.  
The sad story is that her owner, who has had her since she was eight weeks old, has had to leave her property and isn’t allowed to have a cat where she’s moving to. So...we are appealing for a special home for her with someone who can give her the love that she needs. She's an extremely pretty semi-Persian tabby lady and has already been spayed, flea’d, wormed and microchipped. Also, she had a dental operation and an older cat health screen last year so all in all she is very healthy and has many years of life left to give lots of love and cuddles to her new owner. She likes to be groomed as she's not too hot on doing it herself, lazy little madam, but she does enjoy it and it’s a good bonding process too. She would be best suited to a home with older children as she doesn’t want to play much now and tends to sleep a lot but she loves a fuss when she wants it.

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

Can Cindy come home with you?

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.