Norwich branch of Cats Protection struggling to find homes for older cats

PUBLISHED: 13:00 05 September 2012 | UPDATED: 13:44 05 September 2012

Jess, one of the older cats which the Norwich & District branch of Cats Protection is struggling to re-home.

Jess, one of the older cats which the Norwich & District branch of Cats Protection is struggling to re-home.

Submitted - September 2012

The Norwich and District branch of Cats Protection is struggling to find new owners for some of its older cats.

Maureen Bennett, co-ordinator of the Norwich and District branch, said: “Sadly when choosing a cat most people want to adopt kittens.

“Because of this we often have beautiful older cats which are overlooked and result in some of these being in our fostering pens for long periods of time lacking the human contact and freedom they all deserve.

“We have three in particular with our fosters in the Norwich area.”

The cat pictured here is called Jess and is currently being fostered in Strumpshaw, while two others, Max and Moth, are being fostered in Hempnall.

Ms Bennett added: “Jess is a six-year-old black and white female cat. Jess is a friendly cat who needs an understanding home, as she was abandoned by her previous owners and was found living in a cardboard box.

“Jess is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and can use a litter tray. Jess has been with Cats Protection for six months and desperately needs a new home.”

Moth is a 10-year-old black and white cat who was passed to Cats Protection after her elderly owners died, and has been medically examined, spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped.

While Max is around six years old and has been neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and blood tested.

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  • neuter them--too many cats about.

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    Wednesday, September 5, 2012

  • i already mentioned the story in the national press about cats and disease but the paper deleted it. it is fact--too many animals about and the owners cannot afford them.

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    Wednesday, September 5, 2012

  • Another very good comment from Daisy Roots, as for bookworm and the comment, why just the cats? could you not include the owners also to be neutered. Recently moved in to house near us, two adults, little boy and girl, FOUR cats, NO dawn chorus of birds.

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    Paul Platten

    Thursday, September 6, 2012

  • Daisy Roots, some cats can only be homed indoors because of medical conditions or because they have been treated badly by a previous owner and have been so mentally scarred they are unable to go outside. If the litter tray is cleaned regularly, and the house is regularly hoovered and cleaned it is not a 'filthy habit'. Giving a happy home to a poor, distressed cat is up to its owner, fair enough adults with children shouldn't necessarily have an indoor cat. A little compassion wouldn't go amiss.

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    Wednesday, September 5, 2012

  • Judging by the concern about the ill effects of cat borne toxoplasmosis all of us should be wondering if cat ownership or cats where there are children is a good idea. A parasite which endangers physical and mental health and can cause blindness is a bit of a drawback and all cats rehomed should be treated for the parasite at the very least. 300,000 people in the UK are thought to be infected with this parasite.The filthy habit of keeping cats indoors with litter trays also in the home has no doubt contributed to the problem as that in turn has contributed to increased numbers of pet cats.

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    Daisy Roots

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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