Tinkerbell has now been adopted.


Excuse me for a second, can I please have your attention?

My name is Tinkerbell and I’m looking for a very special person to give me a very special home.

I’m about 3 years old and was having a tough time when the Animal Accident Rescue Unit  found me.  As a consequence I’m very shy and need time to get used to new people and surroundings.

I’ve been with my fosterer for a few weeks and am now starting to trust her. I was petrified when I first arrived at her house, hiding under the table and only coming out to eat when I was alone.
Now I’ve realised she won’t hurt me, I rub round her legs for a stroke and flop on my back for a tummy tickle.

Although I’m becoming more trusting, it was noted that I was still very wary of strange noises and if my fosterer approached me without talking, it would make me jump. I was taken to the vets for a check-up and they discovered that I have no blink reflex in my left eye and that I also have reduced sensitivity on left side of my face, especially around my eye. This means that my eyesight isn’t great which goes someway to explain why I’m nervous and jump easily.

My fosterer describes me as a sweet cat with the loudest purr. Every day I’m getting braver and I think in time I’ll be the perfect companion.

Because of my eyesight and my nervous nature, I need to be homed as an indoor cat as it really wouldn’t be safe for me to go outdoors. I’m quite happy with that as I would prefer to know my surroundings and know that I’m safe, I don’t ask to go outside at all. I also need a calm home without young children or other pets.

So if you think you can give me my special forever home, please come and see me. I may hide initially but I promise you I will be worth the wait. Let me show you some Tinkerbell magic.


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 Tinkerbell, 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.