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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.


Male - 2 years old - SLH

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About Marmalade

  • Playful
  • Independent nature
  • Can live with children aged 12 years and over
  • Only animal in home
  • Indoor and outdoor access required

Marmalade came into our care after he was sadly found abandoned at our centre in a cat carrier. Marmalade came into us heavily matted and a little grubby! He is settling into cattery life now he is feeling more comfortable. He is an independent boy as he does enjoy fuss but it is on his own terms and can become easily frustrated. He is still young at heart and loves to play with his toys. We think he is going to be a cat that likes to be out and about once happy in a home, coming home on an evening for his home comforts and a fuss on the sofa. Marmalade would be happiest as the only animal in the home, and could live with respectful children aged 12 years and over. He would 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

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

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