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Male - 18 months old - Domestic Short Hair

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About Derek

Gorgeous boy Derek came to LAA as sadly he wasn't settling in his home with the children. He can be a little shy to begin with but once he knows you're only there to fuss him he loves nothing more. Derek can also be quite the chatterbox when he is wanting your attention, and quite enjoys you talking back to him too! Derek being still so young is also very playful so plenty of enrichment is a must and his new mummy/daddy should make time each day to play with him. He is looking for a nice quiet, adult only home where he can be pampered each day. Derek must be the only pet in the household.

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