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Hello everyone, my name is Sandy and I am around 4 years old.

For a while I was wondering what I had done wrong to end up in this situation, not knowing where my next meal would come from, avoiding fights with other local cats and just dreaming of a nice warm place to rest and be loved.
Luckily for me, a kind member of the public contacted the Animal Accident Rescue Unit after being concerned for my welfare. I was very skinny and looked as though I was crying because my eyes were weeping so badly. Of course they were happy to help and found me a lovely, caring foster family….I no longer have to dream about being safe and warm.
After a visit to the vets for a check-up they were very pleased with me and happy to give my fosterer the good news that my blood results showed me as healthy! I have also now been neutered (which I did not enjoy!), chipped and vaccinated.
When I arrived at my new fosterers, the first thing I noticed was that they had other cats. To start with I was scared of them, after all on the streets there’s no room for cat friends! I spent a lot of my time hiding, only coming out when the other cats were upstairs. Over time I started to become much braver, coming out to eat, drink and use the litter tray.
I have slowly become more used to the other cats and my nice foster lady offers a gentle hand and allows me to go to her on my terms. I enjoy the warm moments of a gentle fuss and head rubs. I can still feel nervous though, but this is getting better the more time I spend with my fosterer and her cats.
I would probably be best going to a home that is quiet with slightly more mature people……my fosterers have no children or dogs, so it is unclear what my reaction would be around them.
My fosterer has seen a big change from the skinny cat that arrived. I’m now a healthy, normal sized boy with lots of love to offer, given time. Could you be the perfect home for me?
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 Sandy, 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.