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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.


Female - 3 years old - DSH

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About Mertyl 

  • Could live with older children
  • To be the only animal in the home
  • Indoor and outdoor access required 
  • Very nervous but does come out of shell

Mertyl came into our care after her owner sadly passed away. She is very confused by the situation and currently spends all day hiding in her bed. She is still extremely nervous and worried by her new surroundings, though she does accept fuss, and even comes out to to see you with some patience and gentle words of encouragement. Once she gets to know you, she loves to sit on your lap, pad and purr with the occasional mew! Due to her nerves, Mertyl will benefit from a quiet home with patient and understanding owners. She will require ongoing confidence building within her new home.  We do believe her nerves are mostly due to the change in environment, and think once she is settled in her new home her true personality will shine through. As she is a worried girl, she would be best suited living with older or teenage children who understand that she needs her own space. Mertyl needs to be rehomed as the only animal in her new home and once she has bonded with her new humans she will require 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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