Smokey isn’t a black cat, he’s a very special dark chocolate cat! Around 2 years old, he was lost and alone until a kind member of the public fed him and called AARU when they became concerned for his welfare. Smokey had a black collar on when found, so he does know what it is like to have an owner. He is the ultimate lap cap: he asks for permission before crawling into any available lap and having a long snooze. He had  forgotten  how to play and is now delighted with himself as he flicks his rattle toys around with his paws. Smokey is very tidy cat, using his litter tray efficiently and making himself look dapper after as those days outside and alone. He would suit any sort of home, provided that there is at least one lap available!

Smokey is a really friendly cat, just wants a pad to call his own, with his very own humans to train and snuggle up with.  Could that be you?

Around 2 years old, neutered, micro-chipped, litter-trained.  He has had flea and worming treatment. All our cats are “snap” blood-tested for Felv/FIV at the Vets and found to be negative unless CLEARLY stated. He is a truly lovely cat, please give him a chance.


All adopters will be home-checked prior to adopting a cat, sorry but we do not rehome onto busy roads/near busy roads.  If you are interested in striking SMOKEY  please contact us by: telephoning 0115 9671000 .  This number must not be used for emergency calls or any other types of enquiry.  Please leave a message if no reply and our Adoption Volunteeer will get back to you as soon as possible.

Or you can e-mail  Whether telephoning our Volunteer or emailing the Charity please include your postcode and telephone number.

Please note:  We are always in urgent need of new cat fosterers to help us foster the cats that AARU continue to help. If you would like to find out more information please email us.