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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 - 3 years old - DSH

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About Missy

Missy came into our care after she was abandoned. Missy has had a very hard life, and her lack of trust in humans shows this. Unfortunately we do have information which suggests that Missy was abused earlier in life by a male, and now understandably is very frightened of men. She much prefers to be around women which is when her confidence comes out. Once Missy has some 1-1 time spent with her, she adores her fuss and will purr away, head rubs are her favourite! She will never say no to dreamies either! The way to her heart is definitely through food. It's great to see her trust coming through but it is important for a potential adopter to understand that the bond-building process may take weeks or months, with some teething problems in between. She has previously lived with a dog which she did not get on with, so Missy will need to be the only animal in the home where her personality can blossom. We are looking for someone who can accept Missy for how she is, and understand she may always have a slightly independent streak. Missy needs to be in an adult-only home and will eventually need indoor and outdoor access. 

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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