8 RSPCA cats seeking homes in the North East

These cats are looking for a forever home in the North East after facing difficult circumstances so far.

The RSPCA Cat Rehoming Hub works with local RSPCA branches to rehom cats and kittens rescued by RSPCA officers in the Darlington, Stockton, Northallerton, Middlesbrough and North Yorkshire areas.

Cats have often faced cruelty, neglect and abandonment or sad situations where their owner could no longer care for them or died.

From a cattery just outside of Darlington and an extensive network of volunteer foster families, it takes in approximately 250 cats each year, making it one of the most successful catteries in the country.

Here are some of the cats currently looking for their new forever home at the RSPCA Cat Hub.

Pictured is Tiggy. Photos via RSPCA Cat Rehoming Hub.

Tiggy

The RSPCA Cat Hub is looking for a very special person to adopt Tiggy, a 16-year-old tortoiseshell cat. She’s been at the cattery for six months and no one is interested in her at all!

Tiggy, who came to the RSPCA Cat Hub due to her former owner’s poor health, could be described as Darlington’s loneliest cat – as she is grumpy, only likes to be patted on the head and doesn’t don’t like other cats.

She’ll never really be a cat or want lots of cuddles, so she’s looking for a patient, understanding owner who’s willing to accept her for who she is, because she won’t change much at her age.

However, Tiggy slowly begins to accept treats from people’s hands, the rescue hopes she will bond with the right owner over time – perhaps just one person in a quiet home with no other animals.

She is an indoor cat and will provide constant companionship to her new owner.

If you would like to adopt Tiggy or get more information, you can visit the RSPCA Cat Hub website for the rehoming process here.

Whiskey and Felix

The Northern Echo: Whiskey and Felix, pictured above.  Photos via RSPCA Cat Rehoming Hub.Whiskey and Felix, pictured above. Photos via RSPCA Cat Rehoming Hub.

Whiskey (black and white) and Felix (tabby) are a couple of 11-year-old male cats looking for a new home together.

They were signed with the RSPCA and entered the RSPCA Cat Hub after their elderly owner had to move.

They are a friendly and cuddly couple who would love to have access to the outdoors. But they are not very active at the cattery, preferring to snuggle up against each other in their basket.

Whiskey and Felix want to be the only cats in the house. They would suit a calmer household, possibly with older children, who have the time and patience to bring out their characters, as they are still only middle-aged cats.

If you would like to adopt Whiskey and Felix or get more information, you can visit the RSPCA Cat Hub website for the rehoming process here.

Oscar

The Echo of the North: pictured, Oscar.Pictured is Oscar.

Oscar is a handsome cream colored male cat, about eight years old.

He’s a complex but confident character who doesn’t seem to be aware of his own size, as he’s already proven clumsy and good at turning things around.

He is looking for patient, tolerant and experienced cat owners in a household, possibly with cat-loving teenagers, with the time to watch him closely in their home.

It was transferred to the RSPCA when its owner died and his family members were unable to keep it.

Oscar needs access to a garden and would probably like to be the only pet in the house.

If you would like to adopt Oscar or get more information, you can visit the RSPCA Cat Hub website for the rehoming process here.

Tilly and Sooty

The Echo of the North: Sooty and Tilly, pictured.Sooty and Tilly, pictured.

Tilly (tortoiseshell) and Sooty (black) are six-year-old cats who previously lived outdoors where they were cared for by an elderly lady. They were cared for by the RSPCA when their owner entered a nursing home.

Both Tilly and Sooty are shy and not very active at the cattery, but are gradually becoming more confident. It’s true for Tilly who loves caresses and rubbing her legs.

They are both looking for a quiet, adults-only home with experienced cat owners and outdoor access. They have already lived with other cats.

If you’d like to adopt Tilly and Sooty or get more information, you can visit the RSPCA Cat Hub website for the rehoming process here.

Day before

The Echo of the North: Eve, pictured.Eve, pictured.

Eve is a tabby and white, visually impaired adult female cat, approximately two to five years old. She was picked up as a stray by the RSPCA.

She is a friendly girl who has settled in well in the cattery. She must be a full-time indoor cat and ideally seeks an owner experienced in caring for cats with sight problems. This could be in a household with older, cat-loving children.

Due to her sight problems, she wants to be the only cat in the house, as she will not be able to read the body language of other cats.

If you’d like to adopt Tilly and Sooty or get more information, you can visit the RSPCA Cat Hub website for the rehoming process here.

The RSPCA Cat Rehoming Hub is funded by four local RSPCA branches – the Darlington and District Branch, the North Teesside and District Branch based in Stockton-on-Tees, the Middlesbrough Branch, the South Branch Tees and District and Northallerton, Thirsk and Dales branch.

Along with the rest of the RSPCA, the operation of the RSPCA Cat Hub is funded entirely by donations from the general public.

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