Can you offer Len a new home?
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Colour: Black and White
Age: 5 years 3 months.
Time with us: 13 weeks.
Lovely Len is seeking a home with an equally lovely person who love cats for ‘just being cats’ rather than cuddly companions.
Len has shown us every side of his personality while he has been here.
He came into the centre after living as stray and it soon became very clear that he hadn’t had much, if any, human interaction. He was acting very vicious to the point it was almost impossible to go near him to clean his living area let alone to give him any sort of attention. He wasn’t interested in getting to know us in the slightest and we had arranged for an inspector to collect him to rehome him as a feral outside cat because that was what he was used to.
Then everything slowed down to a halt when the lockdown started and Len was forced to stay with us a little longer. It was during this time that he realised that he could trust us, and each day he would come a little closer and would grow a little more confident around us.
He made so much progress in fact that we decided it would be in his best interest to rehome him as a regular pet cat because of how much he now enjoys human company!
Saying this, he isn’t a cat that can be taken lightly and he is still a long way off being a cuddly cat. I don’t think it would be wise to ever expect this from him, rather than to appreciate that he is a lovely sweet cat with great character who has come such a long way from the angry street cat he once was.
He has bonded a lot with the cattery supervisor who can now sit with him on her lap and stroke his head, and he loves to follow her around the cattery when he is out of his pod. Other staff still take caution with him because he is easily spooked and will swipe when he feels worried, but even this behaviour is amazing to how he used to be just a few weeks ago.
We really think that with some time and patience Len will make the right person such a lovely companion. Maybe he will never be a cat who will enjoy being picked up and have tummy tickles but he shows his love and affection in other ways, gaining his trust and having him lay next to you with his chin resting on your arm makes you feel very special indeed.
Len will need to be rehomed in a child free home and ideally no children visitors especially for the first few months before he can go outside.
His new owner will have to be prepared that it will be a long process getting to know Len and not to expect too much too soon.
Even though he doesn’t show any aggression towards other cats he sees in the cattery we think it would be sensible to rehome him as the only pet.'
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