Hi, my name is Shelley. I know you’ll find it hard to believe but I’ve been in foster care for nearly a year. I don’t know why I’ve been overlooked but I’m hoping that soon I’ll have a home to call my own.

I was living on the streets when I was found by the kind people at the Animal Accident Rescue Unit, only eight-months old, scared and pregnant. Tragically, I lost all but one of my tiny babies. Despite the odds against me, I proved to be a great mum to my surviving kitten, BW, who has since been adopted.

I think you agree I’ve had a pretty tough start but I’m hoping things will get better. Once I get over my initial shyness, I am a very affectionate girl. I adore sitting on knees, snuggling up in bed at night and will happily keep you company no matter what you are doing. I’m only eighteen months old and really enjoy playing with my toys as well.

My foster family have another cat which I’m fine with but I prefer human company. I am happy with older children but young children do scare me.

My fosterer describes me as ‘a little darling’ and one of the most affectionate cats she’s met. I will need someone with patience until I learn to trust them, but they will be more than rewarded with my loyalty and love.

If you are searching for the ideal companion; then look no further.

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.  Owners are requested  to vaccinate their adopted Charity cats, as our  limited funds do not allow us to do so.

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 Shelley, please contact our Adoption Officer on 0115 9985063 after 6pm. This number must not  be used for any other type of enquiry or emergency contact.  Alternatively,  you can email this volunteer at  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 Animal Accident Rescue Unit rescue.  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.