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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 approx old - DSH

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About Madge

Madge has had a really hard start in life. She came into our care after she was abandoned by her previous owner and spent some time fending for herself outside. Madge is struggling with life in the cattery and spends all of her time outside. We are working with her every day to try and make her feel more comfortable. Madge isn't really giving us much back at the minute, so it's difficult to say what sort of cat she would be once settled in the home. She is going to need a lot of time, patience and TLC in a new home, and it may take a long time before a bond starts to build. A potential adopter must be understanding of her needs and not push her, everything must be at her pace. She is going to need a quiet, adult-only home. Ideally we would like someone who has experience with working with cats of this nature.

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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