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Cathy and Cherry – Two house panthers looking for a new home

Cathy and Cherry are looking for a new home following the passing of their previous owner

Hello! My name is Cathy and I am around 6 years old. My adopted sister is Cherry, who’s about 7 years old and we’ve got a bit of a sad story to tell you.

Up until a few months ago, I was living happily with Cherry and a few other cats with my lovely owner. She was an amazing lady and dedicated her life to rescuing stray cats. Very sadly, she passed away suddenly leaving us very shocked and upset. Her family were desperate to ensure that we found new, loving homes but unfortunately could not rehome us themselves. That’s when they contacted the Animal Accident Rescue Unit to see if they could help.

Amazingly, the Animal Accident Rescue Unit agreed to take myself, Cherry and my other adopted siblings, Suki and Lucy. We’ve been separated in to pairs and now Cherry and I are looking for a new home together if possible. If the right homes became available, we could be separated, but it would be better for us if we could be kept together.

We are both lovely, all black cats which straight away makes us harder to rehome. Isn’t it strange that some people still don’t like black cats? They consider us bad luck, boring and less photogenic! I’m certain you’ll agree that we’re very photogenic and as for bad luck….surely rehoming two gorgeous house panthers would make you very lucky indeed?!

I’m slightly more outgoing than Cherry and will follow my fosterer around the house for a fuss. I’m very loving and get quite excited when being petted by my humans, so excited that sometimes I just can’t help myself and will have to give you a small love bite. It’s not aggressive at all, I just like to nip you to reward you for doing such a good job of fussing me!

Cherry (pictured sitting on top of the fridge) is also loving and friendly, but is not as adventurous as I am. She will come for a fuss when she’s in the mood or when her food is being prepared, but she’s also very happy to keep to herself. She’ll happily entertain herself with balls and toy mice plus she is fully house trained, as am I, and not fussy about her food, just like me.

There isn’t a great deal known about our history, but there is something that the charity discovered about me. My fosterer noticed a tiny lump behind my ear and took me to the vets to get this checked. They were shocked and saddened to discover this was a pellet from an air rifle, somebody had once shot me. The pellet isn’t causing me any pain or damage so the vet decided it didn’t need to be removed. I really have seen the different sides to humans but I’m pleased to say that most have given me love, comfort and happiness.

So do you think you could give a home to a couple of loving, all black girls? Once you get us home you’re sure to feel like the luckiest human alive and remember that black never goes out of fashion!

 

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.   All of our cats are fully vaccinated for their first year, after which time it is the responsibility of the new owner to continue annual vaccinations.

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 Cathy and Cherry, please contact our Adoption Officer by emailing this volunteer at admin@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 are rescued by Animal Accident Rescue Unit. 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.

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