Here’s an update on Robbie following his successful adoption…

I became a fosterer to Robbie in early August 2014, he was my first fostering cat. He was the BOSS from the start!!
He refused to be shut in and continually used my stair carpet as his personal scratching post! He almost demolished my cat flap trying to escape!
After four weeks I was desparate and asked the charity to move him.
As I waited for this to happen things began to.change. Robbie suddenly seem to calm down.
He has settled into his routine and has become a lovely addition to my cat family.
Ollie, as he is now known has found his forever home and taught me that patience, patience and more patience is the key to successful fostering.


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 ADOPTION 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,” pleased visit