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I’ve watched the Phantom of the Opera…several times. He was such a tormented soul wasn’t he? What struck me about the Phantom was his mask: it’s so similar to mine…

I’m a dark tortie: one side almost ginger, the other dark.

I do have some scars from before: my eye was hurt and I can just about see from it. I can live with that, as a national rescue centre was going to put me to sleep, but Animal Accident Rescue Unit stepped in and saved me. I thought I was at my lowest ebb, but all that has changed!

I’m now looking for my forever home. I’ve realised that I can play and play without being shouted at! I love playing with children in particular: they are so trusting of me, and I of them. I know they won’t deliberately hurt me; it’s all part of playing. I really would like a home with children as I’ll go out of my way to spend time with them, I might get so lonely otherwise. I crave human company. I understand now how humans love to play with cats, and it has been an eye-opener! I’ve seen the worst of human behaviour…but I’m now starting to see that others are kind. Please give me a chance to enlighten your home.  I could consider an indoor only home too…

Candy is around 1 or 2 years old

All our cats are “snap” blood-tested at the Vets for FIV/Felv (the result is negative unless CLEARLY stated.)
All cats have received flea and worming treatment and are micro-chipped and litter-trained.
ADULT cats are neutered and KITTENS under 6 months old will need to be neutered by their new owner.
We recommend that ALL cats are kept indoors for around 6 – 8 weeks, to bond with their new owner and so that you can vaccinate them.  KITTENS should always be kept indoors until neutered and afterwards should be supervised, with only limited access outdoors and never be allowed out at night, as they are vulnerable to many dangers.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN CANDY, PLEASE CONTACT OUR ADOPTION VOLUNTEER ON 0115 9985063 after 6pm. This number MUST NOT be used for any other type of enquiry or emergency.  Alternatively you can email this volunteer at
We are run entirely by volunteers, we have no office or cattery so please be aware and we will reply ASAP, thank-you.
ALL ADOPTIONS will require a successful homecheck and we don’t rehome on/near busier roads, sorry.
NB.  We are always in urgent need of additional fosterers to help us foster the cats that AARU rescue.
* For more information about our Charity “Animal Accident Rescue Unit,” please visit