Molly – time for her forever home

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Times are tough, aren’t they? Money is tight, and if you have many small mouths to feed, you need to prioritize, don’t you? Imagine being stray and starving, and having not one, not two, but THREE litters?! Mother’s Day is celebrated in March: perhaps this is why things suddenly started to look up for Molly when she was found on that special day. March, of course, comes in like an lion, and goes out like a lamb…

Molly is about two years old. She had been straying for some time, and a concerned lady tried to look after her through her first two litters: leaving food and water, but unable to catch her. Molly is extremely gentle and friendly, so it’s evident she had a home in the past. She responds to affection, and is great with children and even her fosterer’s dog. Molly is unfortunately one of those statistics: taken on as a cute little kitten – not spayed – dumped as soon as she is expecting a litter.

So when Molly appeared again, giving birth to her third litter, our concerned lady thought ‘Enough is enough’. She managed to catch Molly and her two new born kittens, and bring them inside to safety. It was raining heavily that day, and very cold. It is unlikely the kittens would have survived without this lady’s intervention. By the time AARU swooped in, another three had been delivered! Five small bundles of fur: four black and one grey. Congratulations Molly! Well done! Also: well done to the lady who rescued her – she was heavily pregnant herself!

Molly and her kittens were transferred to our vet, and showered with food and medical attention. They say black clothes help to make you look thinner. Molly is a pure black, semi-long haired cat; however, she was emaciated, so her black coat really didn’t help her look.

Molly is now starting to put on weight: she has a glossy coat and is rounding out nicely. She has been an attentive and loving mother, and wasn’t aggressive when her babies were being doted upon. She has beautiful eyes and a kind face. Molly has reared her litter, and her babies have all found their forever homes. It’s time for her to find her own time and space. She’s done so well and we are all proud of her. But, it’s Molly time! She needs a place to call her own, a loving family with a safe and secure environment. Molly has done all that has been asked of her: she has followed her instinct and looked after her babies. It’s now time that someone cares for her.


Around 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 MOLLY, 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.
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