Doris is a darling!

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Our latest feline looking for a new home is Doris, a quirky seven year old girl. As you can see, she has a lovely long coat, which is very soft to the touch. Her markings are striking, including a little big and a fetching moustache!

Doris likes a routine, but has an endearing nature and unique personality. She is a little bit shy and would probably enjoy a quiet home environment. Once she gets to know you, she is friendly and vocal. She likes a fuss and will sit next to you on the sofa and have a chat.

She loves food and playing with her catnip toys or a piece of string. She equally enjoys looking out the window, watching the world go by. She would also suit a home with a garden.

If you’d like to find out more about Doris, visit http://www.cats.org.uk/brighton/adopt-a-cat/?cid=197668

 

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Meet Bailey and Boo

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Our most recent cats up for adoption are brother and sister Bailey and Boo. Confident and easy going, they get along with each other very well and we are looking for a new owner who can take them both.

Bailey, a ginger long-hair, is a very sweet and handsome boy, the bigger and more confident of the two. He is curious and quite intelligent. He has already worked out how to open his fosterer’s kitchen cupboards! He follows his fosterer around and will curl up on any available lap.

Boo, by contrast, is a little more timid, but very affectionate. A beautiful tortoiseshell long-hair, she loves being brushed. She is very gentle and will also settle on your lap.

Bailey and Boo are happy in each other’s company and are often found curled up together or grooming each other. This is why we’d like to rehome them together. Bailey has met a toddler and took it in his stride, although Boo kept her distance.

Tallulah is a tortie tootsie

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Tallulah arrived at Cats Protection on 7 June and was greeted by two of the local boy cats who came to catch a glimpse of the tortie tootsie in her pen. Tallulah played hard to get, greeting them with a hiss and some serious tail thrashing.

One the second evening, Tallulah gave her fosterer a bit of a fright, seemingly disappearing into thin air. On closer inspection she was playing hard to find, perched on the top of the door into her sleeping area. A few days in at her temporary outdoor pen residence and she now spends most her time on one of the more comfortable custom built perches in the pen or on a human lap when she gets the chance.

Tallulah is a beautiful, sassy young lady and a bit of a flirt, responding as she does when her name is called. Think Jodie Foster’s character of Tallulah in the film Bugsy Malone and you’ll get the idea!

Keep an eye on Cats Protection’s Brighton & Hove website if you think Tallulah the tortie is the girl for you. She will be looking for a permanent home very soon.

 

 

CP clocks up 90 years

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May marks the 90th anniversary of Cats Protection, a charity established in 1927 by a group of cat lovers, led by Miss Jesse Wade. The purpose of the then-named Cats Protection League was to “exclusively” promote the interests of cats, at a time when cats were generally regarded as pests. The name was changed to Cats Protection in 1998. By 2012, CP had rehomed its 1,000,000th cat.

Today, there are an estimated 11 million pet cats in the UK, which represents around one quarter of all households owning a cat. CP is undertaking research to establish numbers of stray cats (estimates are 2 million). More than 150,000 stray and abandoned cats enter shelter care in the UK every year. Continue reading

Outdoor pen a first for Brighton & Hove

outdoor pen.jpgBrighton and Hove Cats Protection now has its first outdoor pen, enabling cats from the local area to be taken in and fostered. The pen, at the home of Brighton & Hove branch coordinator Teresa Dee in the Surrenden area of Brighton, was launched with a party on May Day.

Measuring 13×14 feet in total, the pen was erected in just one and a half days. “There was no disruption at all,” says Teresa. “The material arrived in flatpack form and was put together and wired by CP approved builders and electricians.”

The result is a “very sturdy” outdoor pen with plenty of room for up to three cats (for example, a cat and her kittens) to be housed. The outdoor pens are important, enabling local cats to be fully health checked and transferred to indoor fosterers if necessary before rehoming. Continue reading