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Adopted December 2015

I was a real mess when I was rescued by the Animal Accident Rescue Unit.

I’d been a much loved pet, but when I developed a tumour on my leg my former owners could not afford any treatment and so left it as it gradually became worse. Unfortunately, by the time the charity stepped in, the tumour had become so big that one of my legs had to be amputated.

Luckily, the cancer was isolated in that one spot so I’m totally fine now. I’m getting used to having three legs and haven’t let it slow me down. My fosterer says I’m like a giant rabbit hopping around the house!

Despite everything I’ve been through, I love human company. I like to sit between my fosterers on the sofa and cuddle up. I am very vocal and like to keep them informed of my activities. Our chats cover a range of things, including when I want some company and when I think I should be fed.

I’m an older boy, about 10 years old, with beautiful tabby and white fur and am slightly chunky…hang on, let’s go with cuddly instead. I am very loving and placid, I get on with my fosterer’s other cats and their rabbits.

I will need an understanding owner to help me out a bit by trimming my claws. With having three legs, I struggle to balance to use the scratching post! Also, because I can’t climb as well as I used to I have to use my claws to help pull myself up. Aside from those things, I have adapted really well to losing a leg. I am litter trained and have good appetite. (Well actually, I love my food, which is probably why I’m a little cuddly…).

I will need to be an indoor cat because having three legs means I’m more vulnerable to dangers outside.

If you think you can offer me a loving home, I will reward you by being a fantastic companion.

All our cats are “snap” blood-tested, at the vets,  for FIV/FeLV (the result is deemed negative unless clearly stated.)

All cats have been examined and treated by a vet and received flea and worming treatment. They are micro-chipped and litter-trained.  Owners are requested  to vaccinate their adopted Charity cats, as our  limited funds do not allow us to do so.

Adult cats are neutered and kittens under 6 months of age will need to be neutered by their new owner.
We recommend that all cats are kept indoors for around 6 to 8 weeks, to allow time to bond with their new owner and adjust to their new surroundings.  Kittens should always be kept indoors until neutered and then be supervised, with only limited access outdoors. It is recommended by all cat welfare societies that cats be kept inside at night, as they are vulnerable to many dangers.

if you are interested in Benji, please contact our Adoption Officer on 0115 9985063 after 6pm. This number must not  be used for any other type of enquiry or emergency contact.  Alternatively,  you can email this volunteer atadmin@aaru.org.uk .  You will receive a response as soon as possible.

The Charity is run entirely by volunteers and is always in urgent need of additional fosterers to foster the cats that Animal Accident Rescue Unit rescue.  The Charity has no central base, office or cattery and cats are fostered in individual  volunteers’ homes as pets, in and around the Nottingham area.

All potential adoptions will require a successful homecheck and we don’t rehome on or near busier roads, unless the cat is suitable to  be an indoor only pet.