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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.


Male - 3 years approx old - DSH

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About Sooty

Sooty came into our care with Nala but unfortunately the pair didn't get on. He was originally a stray which moved in. Sooty is a very shy boy and still finding his feet in the cattery. He does enjoy fuss once he gets to know you but can be a little bit worried, so only enjoys it on his own terms. He is going to be quite an independent cat once settled but would still appreciate the home comforts and some attention when he wants it. He is overcoming a severe flea allergy which is why he is looking a little bald but his fur is growing back! Sooty is going to need a quieter home with older children who are willing to give him space. He can't live with other animals 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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