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Important changes

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we have changed the way we operate, so you won't be able to look round the Cattery to view our cats as you would do under normal circumstances. If you are interested in adopting one of our cats please fill in an "interested parties form" or give the Centre a call.

Rainbow

Female - 11 weeks old - SLH

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About Rainbow

Rainbow is a very special little lady who came into our care via a vets as a stray. Rainbow differs from the majority of cats that come into our care, as she unfortunately has no eyes. This has been checked by a vet and this would have been something she has had from birth. As Rainbow has lost one of her important senses, she can be quite jumpy and will use her ears to navigate noises, so potential adopters will have to talk to Rainbow so she knows that they are near. She also uses her sense of smell and often holds her mouth open to gather as much information as she can around her. Due to lack of sight, and lack of socialisation, Rainbow can be very wary of new people so an adopter must be willing to take it at her pace to work with her and gain trust. As cats make a mental 'map' of their surrounding area, a new adopter must understand that during her time in the home, moving of furniture and other household items must stay to a minimum to make it less confusing for her. We are looking for a quiet home for Rainbow, with no other animals and no children. We are also looking for an experienced cat owner for her. We would like her to be able to have the benefits of outside but with the added safety, so would ask an adopter to create a secure 'catio'. Other than this, Rainbow must stay as a indoor cat due to her lack of sight.

Her eyes may need surgery at the age of six months which we will cover the costs of.

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

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