RSCPA Oldham makes desperate appeal for relocated cat



The Oldham RSPCA has made a desperate appeal for its “longest-staying cat” to have a forever home.

Not a single member of the public has shown interest in Reuben, a short-haired crossbreed, since he became available for adoption six months ago.

The black and white cat, around 18 months old and sterilized, would be overlooked because he is a carrier of feline flu.

Ruben flourished at the RSPCA center

Lisa Walsh, deputy director of the RSPCA Oldham Animal Center, said: “Reuben hasn’t had the best start in life and the other two cats he came with have found their forever homes.

“As the longest-staying cat in our cattery, Reuben is desperately looking for a home of his own.

“Reuben has been with us for six months and although he was extremely nervous when he arrived, he has grown into a cheeky young man surrounded by caring people.”

She added, “When you hang out with Reuben, he shows you how adorable he is, purring, banging his head and rolling over while you shower him with attention.”

Oldham Times:

Ruben loves to play.

When he first arrived at the center, Ruben tended to go into hiding but “took giant leaps” after the staff used their love of treats to gain his trust.

Ruben loves to play and the staff often hear him dancing in his enclosure with his toys. He especially enjoys a toy hunter, a good roll in the catnip and watching the leaves blowing in the wind outside.

The RSPCA team is looking for a “quiet home” for Reuben, where all the children are over 13, and he can take his time to gain people’s trust.

Since Reuben suffers from the feline flu, which can recur, he will need to be the only pet in the house.

Ruben’s ears are also a little less resistant to wear and tear and should be cleaned and checked regularly by a veterinarian.

For more information, visit the RSPCA website.


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