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Please consider adopting an overlooked cat - it could be the most rewarding thing you ever do!
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Please consider adopting an older or adult cat; they are usually undemanding and need little or no house training. Cats as young as just 8 or 9 years get overlooked, even though that's just middle aged! If you overlook the oldies, you will be missing out on some of the most special cats, and that special cat is missing out on the loving home they long for. Before considering what kind of cat to adopt, please read our: Top 10 reasons to Adopt an Older Cat!
Black cats, and black & white cats often get overlooked in favour of 'prettier' colours. Even black kittens are left until last for adoption. The outlook for a black, adult cat in rescue is therefore very bleak. Some spend many months in rescue, sometimes even years, waiting for someone to see past their colour. If you enjoy the company of cats whatever their colour, please consider adopting a black cat. Read our: Top 10 reasons to Adopt a Black Cat!
Very shy cats often get overlooked, yet they can be the most loyal of pets once you have gained their trust. Shy or nervous cats will flourish in a calm, caring home, with loving, patient people, who are willing to let the cat take things at their own pace. They may start out hiding under the bed, but helping them gain coinfidence is a fanstatic feeling. Winning the trust and love of a nervous cat could be the most rewarding thing you ever do! Ask about shy cats at your local shelter: UK & Ireland Cat Shelter Directory
Disabled cats often find it harder to be homed, yet cats are remarkably adaptable when coping with a disability, and have just as much love to give. Find out more about Adopting a Disabled Cat. Cats with minor health issues are also often passed by, even those with conditions that are easily controlled such as diabetes. Rescue centres will usually offer extra advice and support after adoption. Could you adopt a cat with special needs?
Due to past misconceptions about FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus), many people are still reluctant to adopt FIV positive cats. Being FIV+ doesn't mean a cat is ill, in fact many people will already own an FIV+ cat without being aware of it. Cats with FIV can live a normal lifespan, and are in fact, just normal cats! FIV is species specific, and cannot be transmitted to humans.
Visit: FIV - Facts, not Fiction
Land development often means colonies of feral cats become homeless. Most rescue organisations have, or know of, small numbers of such cats in need of relocation. All they require is regular food, somewhere warm & dry to sleep and veterinary attention when needed. Ideal homes are: Farms, smallholdings, stables, rural homes with some land or even just a large garden.
Find out more about Feral Cats