Sweetpea has come into WARS as her our was no longer able to look after her. She is a shy, nervous girl, probably not socialised as a kitten. We fell to understand Sweetpea, its best to hear from the girl herself…
"Hi everyone, my name is Sweetpea and I hope there is someone out there who can offer me a home!
I came into WARS back in April, but it was no joke as my owner was having to move. Now, I will happily cohabit with humans but no touching please. I would like a supply of warmth and food but I’m afraid I can’t offer much in return as I don’t really like to be touched or stroked. Once I get to know you and trust you, I will however take treats from your hand…like a princess being fed grapes.
But hey, please don’t be put off, I still need a home just like all the other cuddly cats. And imagine that warm fuzzy feeling inside, when you offer a long stay cat like me a home!! When the staff here managed to get me to a vet, (yuck!) they found a few lumps on me which did not belong. They say they were cancerous lumps and they got them all removed (YAY!!) However, they could come back (boooo) so I think this may be another reason why people look past me. Please don’t. The lovely staff and trustees have said they can send me on a medical foster, so the charity will help support any treatment for any lumps that possibly reoccur. Or something like that, human talk is confusing, so best speak to them about it.
So can you help? Can you offer little ol’ me a forever home in time for the winter? If so, get in touch with the lovely lot at WARS."
Sweetpea will want a home where she can come and go as she pleases and with an owner who understands she needs her independence. She could possibly suit a farm or small holding, as long as she has somewhere warm and sheltered to hide away when needed.
Just like dogs it is important to introduce your new cat slowly into its new environment. Choose a safe place that is traffic free to initially settle them in and provide plenty of toys for them to play and chase. Providing a scratch mat or post will help discourage them from doing so on your furniture. Until the cat has settled it is important that the cat is kept indoors for a number of weeks. This along with grooming and interactive play will help develop your bond and ensure the cat is happy and settled in its new home.