Looking for a mouser, Bristol

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Looking for a mouser, Bristol

Post by Kittycatcrazy+2 »

Hi, I guess this is a long shot, but I’ve been asked if I could help my niece find a cat looking for a forever home as a mouser/ stable cat in the Bristol area. They have had a cat at the stables for around 10 years, but have recently had to say goodbye to their resident mouser.
The stables is in Bristol and there are 2 horses and a pony there, I think. They are missing the old cat that kept the mice away and are looking for a cat to take over the role. They would be happy with a single cat, or even a pair. They can offer a dry, warm space for the cat to curl up and snooze, regular food and human contact ( if the cat wants a fuss), but would welcome a cat that prefers their own company to humans.
Has anyone any ideas or tips on how to find such a cat needing a home as a stable cat…also, tips on how to introducing a new cat to this type of home, much appreciated.
I hope it’s okay to ask for advice here…local rescues don’t seem to have anything suitable
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Re: Looking for a mouser, Bristol

Post by Mollycat »

Have you tried Bristol and Wales Cat Rescue? They were so brilliant, helpful and non-judgemental when I contacted them with a long list of requirements, they really do try to find you a match even in less than ideal circumstances, and are very kind.
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Re: Looking for a mouser, Bristol

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Hi Kittycatcrazy+2,

Thanks for posting on behalf of your niece.

The following pages on the main Cat Chat site might be useful for you, if you haven’t already seen them:

Cat Chat’s Feral Cats information page, which includes a ‘Rural / Outdoor Homes Needed’ section with useful advice on adopting feral/farm cats and helping them to acclimatise to their new environment: https://www.catchat.org/index.php/about-feral-cats

Cat Chat’s Cats Needing Homes section, which will enable you to search for adoptable cats in your niece’s area: https://www.catchat.org/adopt

Cat Chat’s Feral / Farm Cats: Adoption, Help & Relocation page, which contains a list of rescue and rehoming organisations who are known to help with feral/farm cats and may therefore have feral/farm cats available for adoption: https://www.catchat.org/index.php/cats/feral-farm-cats

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be other organisations in your niece’s area who can help - see Cat Chat’s general shelters list for Bristol & Avon here: https://www.catchat.org/index.php/cat-r ... istol-avon

The following organisations deal specifically with feral cats, so it might be worth contacting them for advice, and they may also have contacts in your niece’s area:

Cat Action Trust 1977 (feral cat charity): http://www.cat77.org.uk

Original Cat Action Trust (feral cat charity): http://www.catactiontrust.org.uk

You could also try the Cats Protection Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Hope that helps, and best of luck with your search!
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