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Adopted – 20/11/2015

Hi, my name is Snoopy and I’m about 10 months old.

I’ve had quite a tough start to life, my mother was being fed by a kind member of the public and then one day she turned up with four kittens. Myself, my brother and two sisters. That was a big surprise to the person feeding us!

The first 6 months of our lives were spent like this, living rough, receiving scraps from kind people, but no home to call our own. Because of this, we were all quite nervous of humans…..my mum tried to reassure me that humans could be great but having never really known one, or never being handled by one, I was struggling to let myself trust people.

When the charity found us, we were separated so that we could have some quality one to one time with our fosterers. I have to tell you, I took some convincing. For the first few weeks, all I did was hide under a duvet, sneaking out to get food and water when the humans had left. My fosterers were very understanding about this and just left me until I was brave enough to step out from under the duvet. To my surprise, when I did start to venture out a bit, the humans didn’t even seem to notice, they would say hello and then just go about their business. This started to confuse me, why were they ignoring me……it turns out this wasn’t the case at all, they just didn’t want to crowd me or force me in to a situation I wasn’t comfortable with….and it worked. I was so intrigued as to why they were ignoring me that I started to approach them, and I loved the contact! The feeling of being stroked, looked after and loved is very reassuring to a cat, I started to see what my mum had been telling me, humans can be great.

I am now very comfortable around my fosterers, I will even roll over and let them rub my belly, that’s a kind of trust I didn’t think I’d ever have. They also play a great game with me that involves bouncing a ping pong ball around the kitchen, it’s so much fun and keeps me entertained for hours! I also love being around other cats, my fosterer has two other cats and I adore them, unfortunately one of them doesn’t like me quite as much so I’ll just have to keep working on him. What that does mean though is that I would be great for a house that already has cats.

I have really come on leaps and bounds, and although I am still a little wary of new humans, I’ve recently spent some time around children and actually found that I was fine with them……..I thought this would be too much for me at this stage but it turns out I got on with them rather well! So a home with children would also be just fine for me. All I need is a family that will let me have my space to adjust at my own speed, but this is becoming easier and easier for me so it shouldn’t take too long.

I have all the makings of a perfect pet, playful, loving, clean and litter trained……it will just take me slightly longer to adjust and trust you. It will be worth the wait though, I promise, and maybe one day soon I’ll let you rub my belly too. So if I sound like the perfect cat for you, please come and meet me. I may hide at first but given time, I will come and say hello.

 

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 Snoopy, 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 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 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.