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Important changes - please read

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 if you have any questions.


Female - 2 years approx old - SLH

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About Ella

Ella has sadly been returned to us due to allergies in the home. She did come in to us originally living with another cat, however the pair did not really get. Ella is a little bit of a diva, and fuss is on her terms. When she wants fuss, she will roll around and purr until her hearts content but will then swiftly get up to let you know she is done! Ella loves to play with her toys, especially wants which she can chase around and hunt! She is a sensitive cat with a slightly anxious nature so a potential adopter will need to allow her to build her confidence at her own pace, even if this does take a few weeks. She will need an understanding, patient owner who is willing to give her the space she wants. Due to Ella being independent and a little anxious, we are looking for an experienced owner who has had cats like her before. She has a beautiful, semi-long hair coat which will need regular grooming, and unfortunately Ella is not one to enjoy a brush so a potential adopter would need to take this into consideration too and build a positive association with grooming. Ella will need to be the only animal in the home and would be best living with teenagers and adults.

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

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