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Monkey

Female - 13 year old - Domestic Short Hair

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About Monkey

 Darling Monkey sadly came into the centre as a stray. She was in a bit of a bad way when she arrived, but after plenty of love and the right veterinary care, she is as bright and alert as ever. Little Monkey simply craves the quiet life now her youthful days are behind her. She adores her home comforts, quite often curling up in her bed for an afternoon snooze. Monkey also has a very good appetite, never turning away food or treats, making it very easy to gain a special bond with her upon first meeting. Monkey will need regular grooming, especially in the early days, as her dull coat has started to shed and her glistening new fur has started to grow in its place now she is getting a good solid diet and living in a nice warm environment. However, she doesn't mind a little brush now and then, especially if it means she will be getting some tasty treats and lots of affection while doing so. Monkey would prefer to be the only pet in the home, without any children so that she can be the centre of attention and claim all the cuddles for herself. 

Cat Care

Until a cat is settled into a new home it is essential that they are not let outside and as a general guide this would be about four weeks. However, this is dependent on the individual cat.
Whilst a cat is confined to indoors you can introduce new toys for them to play with and chase. Cat nip toys can be especially rewarding. A scratch post will hopefully discourage them from choosing your sofa to sharpen their claws! Regular grooming by you will help to cement the bond between cat and new owner and although cats are known to generally be more independent than a dog, they thrive on companionship and interactive play. Even adult cats can be persuaded to practice their stalking and pouncing skills on an old shoelace, or play hide and seek in a cardboard box!


Interested parties form

If you are interested in giving one of our cats a home, please give us a call on 01455 888257 or complete an interested parties form. Alternatively you can come and visit the Centre, please view our Centre opening hours page for further details.

We ask any potential owners to complete an Interested Parties Form. You can do this at the Centre or download it and email it back to us info@leicesteranimalaid.org.uk