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We run an appointments system where interested parties are invited to meet a particular cat or dog where mutual compatibility has been agreed. Alternatively, visitors are welcome to look around on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10am to 2pm to view dogs, and 11am to 2pm to view cats.

Harper

Female - 1 year approx old - SLH

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About Harper


  • Previous cat experience required
  • Adult-only home
  • Friendly but does need confidence building
  • Quiet home needed
  • Indoor and outdoor access required

Harper came into our care as a stray with her four kittens. The kittens have now been separated from her and it's her time to shine! Harper is a very nervous girl, we do think she has suffered some sort of trauma in the past when she has been straying as she is very untrusting. Once she builds a bond with her chosen human, she does enjoy fusses and will begin to purr. We do think once settled in a home, she will become quite playful as she has shown an interest in toys. Harper is going to need understanding owners who are willing to give her the time and space she needs. She is going to need confidence building in the home so a new adopter must be prepared for this too. Due to Harper nervous nature, we feel she would benefit from living in an adult-only home with no other animals. She 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 info@leicesteranimalaid.org.uk


To register your interest, please fill in an "Interested Parties Form" or give the Centre a call.

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