you are probably aware, it is not Cats Protection policy to home any
cat that is not in tip-top condition. From time to time, cats or
kittens come into our branch who are not suitable for re-homing either
because of their temperament or because they have ongoing medical
problems. These cats stay with our branch and are looked after by
branch members, living with them and their own cats. Many have foster
"brothers and sisters". We currently have a number of featured long
stay cats in
our branch. We call them our Sponsor Cats and we have a special fund
(The Sponsor Cat Fund) to pay for their Vet Bills.
you are unable to have a cat of your own or would like to help a particular cat with your donation then why
not sponsor one of our Sponsor Cats. It costs just £12
(minimum donation) per year and your chosen sponsor cat will send you a
quarterly update and picture (by email only if overseas) to keep you up
to date with how they are getting along.
a cat also makes an ideal present for someone who is, for whatever
reason, unable to own a cat of their own.
donation will help us to ensure that we are able to give these cats the
best of everything and as normal a life as possible whilst they are
you would like to sponsor one (or more) of our cats, please complete
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I was picked up as a
stray kitten in May 2009, when I was about 5 months old. I was taken to
the vets to be “neutered” and vaccinated. When they examined me they
found that I have a serious heart murmur – apparently it is one of the
most serious, something called category 4 to 6, whatever that means. I had my “op” and came
through it OK and had my jabs like a good boy too. I am staying with
the branch as I need regular check ups at the vet to monitor my
I was born in the
care of the branch on 19 April 2008 (so now you know
my birthday, LOL). I had breathing problems from an early age
the vet suspects I have nodules in my throat so advised that I should
not be rehomed as I will have recurring breathing problems throughout
my life. My sister Mia was also not born quite right too so we both
stayed with our CP foster mum so that we would get all the vet
treatments we needed. Sadly Mia's problems were greater than
and she died a couple of years ago. I still miss her but I do have my foster
brothers and sisters (furry ones) to keep me company and to play with.
I came to Cats Protection
after I was found on a doorstep giving birth to my
was rehomed when he was old enough. Sadly I have a
recurring respiratory problem which has to be monitored and regularly
treated, so I am not able to go to a permanent home. Instead I
am staying with one of the branch's fosterers.
was taken into the care of our branch in July 2015 as an 8 week old kitten and
it soon become apparent that he was not developing as expected.
numerous tests it was discovered that he had, amongst other things, a
severe liver infection that is temporarily stabilised with antibiotics and
steroids, and then he gains weight. However a sudden weight loss means the
infection is back again and he yo-yo's back
and forth on a regular basis,s so he is staying with one of the branch fosterers