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Female - 18 month old - Domestic Short Hair

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About Sophia

Beautiful Sophia sadly came into the centre as her owner was no longer able to care for her. She is a real sweetheart who, although a little timid initially, soon becomes your best friend, often meowing for love and snuggles. She is at her happiest when she is with a human companion so would ideally need a home where someone is around for most of the day, especially until she becomes confident and comfortable exploring the outside world. Sadly, we don't think Sophia would enjoy sharing her home with another four legged friend, but may be happy in a home with respectful children over the age of 8 years old. This is all subject to change, however, as we continue to assess Sophia's behaviour.

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