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Below are a selection of nervous or shy cats happily homed after being seen on Cat Chat.
If YOU have homed a cat with Cat Chat’s help, we'd love to know! If you have adopted a cat after seeing them on Cat Chat, or shelters who have re-homed a cat with Cat Chat's help, please email us as follows (with a photo if possible): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and they could star on our "Roll of Honour"!


Davey from Bart's Legacy, homed through Cat ChatJust to let you know: because of your website, Davey has been rehomed!  Davey, formerly sometimes called Angry Dave, had spent most of his life on the streets, but then a lovely lady who'd been feeding him got him a rescue space. The humans at Bart's worked hard to socialise him, and he showed he was not feral but just scared. He needed a warm and loving home, with a human who'd let him come round in his own time. Lick-e-Lix treats helped a lot with this, and now he's found his happy ending.

Bart's Legacy Cat Rescue, Rochdale


Norris, from Consett Cat Rescue, Consett homed through Cat ChatNorris was homed through Cat Chat. Born September 2021, been in rescue since November 2021. Norris is a bit of a character. He is a big softy really but because he came here as a young feral kitten, he can be scared of strangers and so will take a short while to get used to any new owners. He does run about and play with the other cats here. Can get a bit boisterous and is a big lad. But we think he will become a bit of a lazy lollop as he matures as his mum is a lazy lump and he is identical to her in colouring and taking after her in size.

Consett Cat Rescue, Consett


JJ from Blackpool Cats in Care, homed through Cat ChatMany thanks to Cat Chat...amazing!!! JJ was a little bit scared and needed someone who could give her the time and has lots of love so that she could learn to trust people. She'd not had much interaction due to being nervous. She has now found her forever home. Thank you so, so much.

Blackpool Cats in Care



Fennix from Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, homed through Cat ChatJust to let you know Fennix has been rehomed via Cat Chat. She had been with us for some time, and is now in a loving home. Fennix (aka FiFi) came into us completely traumatised. She was so nervous that she hissed and growled every time she was approached. We have no idea how she had been treated, but not in a good way it seems! We found she is afraid of men. It took us quite a long time to gain her trust. She'd had several litters, but no more for her now she's spayed. She is now a very friendly cat that you can pick up, rub noses with and have head butts from. Fennix gets on with other cats, but can also be bullied by them - she will not retaliate. She needed a quiet home without children and we thought she would suit a lady living on her own, although she could be all right with a couple - once used to a gentleman. Some cats like Fennix have had such a traumatic start in life, they need time and care to succeed. All it has taken to get her this far is patience and TLC.

Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, Bridgend


Mimi has been rehomed after being seen on Cat Chat. This young black and white boy was overlooked because he was a bit shy, but he has now found a loving home with owners who adore him. Thank you!

Ann and Bill's Cat and Kitten Rescue, Hornchurch


Lexi, from Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, Bridgend, homed through Cat ChatLexi has found her forever home through Cat Chat. Lexi has been in a few house moves was a little timid.  Her photo was taken when she came into us, as you can see she looks frightened, miserable even!  Her owner wanted to give her up because she was working away for four days of the week.  She was very insular, but given the chance for a home environment we are sure she will come out of her shell and enjoy home comforts once again.

Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, Bridgend


Sasha, from Whinnybank Cat Sanctuary, Newburgh, homed through Cat ChatSasha has now been homed after being spotted on our Cat Chat page. Sasha is a two year old long-haired sweet natured little girl. She has gone from being terrified of everything and not knowing how to react with people to now being a very happy girl who loves company and playing with her toys! She is also very content to lay on your lap purring and will fall asleep there.

Whinnybank Cat Sanctuary, Newburgh


Marston, from The Ashmore Rescue for Cats, Wolverhampton, homed through Cat ChatLovely Marston was rehomed after being spotted on Cat Chat. He arrived in desperate need of having his eye removed. He was a real feisty feral, probably the feistiest I've ever dealt with. Even just feeding him was rather dangerous!!! It's taken until a few months ago for him to even come anywhere near me but once he finally realised I was his friend he started to get closer.

The Ashmore Rescue for Cats, Wolverhampton


Alfie is a super-Alfie from Bentham & District Pet Rescue, homed through Cat Chatfriendly boy who enjoys pottering outside and snuggling up on the sofa. Unfortunately, the neighbourhood cats bullied Alfie outside in his last home and he lost his confidence. Alfie needed a patient home who could gradually introduce him to the outside world again. He's now been successfully rehomed via Cat Chat. He would love to go on your Roll of Honour! Woohoo!

Bentham and District Pet Rescue, Bentham


Misty & Callie from Caring Animal Rescue, homed through Cat ChatMisty (left) and Callie (right) have been homed via Cat Chat. Misty's a dark tortie lass, a little shy on first meeting people but once she gets to know someone she really enjoys affection. Callie needed a quiet home with an owner that would give her time to come out of her shell in her own time, but once she's overcome her initial shyness she's a very chatty girl who loves a fuss.

Caring Animal Rescue, Hixon, Staffordshire



Luna, from hinnybank Cat Sanctuary, Newburgh, homed through Cat ChatWee Luna has found a new home after being spotted our our Cat Chat page. She came to us after being found in St Andrews and was a very frightened little girl. Luna loved to play with ping pong balls and feather sticks. Luna liked to chase your feet when you were not looking.

Whinnybank Cat Sanctuary, Newburgh

Tilly & Missy

Tilly & Missy from CAT77 Leeds, homed through CatChatYoung adults Tilly (right) and Missy (left), have at last been rehomed through the Overlooked section. They'd been with the rescue for over 18 months and have now found a very patient and understanding home. Tilly is the beautiful tabby and white; she is timid but does enjoy a gentle stroke. Missy is the black and white one; she is a little more independent but will happily take a treat or two or three or four! They needed a special home because (apart from the fact that they are very special cats and deserve the best!) they are timid cats and will need a patient, experienced owner who will give them time to settle. Thank you so much for your help.

Cat Action Trust 77, Leeds


Fliss has found her new home via Cat Chat - thanks again. She's about 2 years old and was a little shy at first - but you would be if you'd been made to live in a shed just wanting some love and kindness! She did have another cat for company; they both had kittens at the same time.

Little Cottage Rescue, Luton



Enzo from Consett Cat Rescue, homed via Cat ChatThis cheeky little guy, at last homed through Cat Chat, was born to a feral mum and has not been easily tamed but eventually was ready for a new owner, although he’d still happily remain out of reach unless food was in the offing. But it’s expected with his new home the final steps in his socialisation programme will be successful.

Consett Cat Rescue, Consett


Denver, from Consett Cat Rescue, Consett, homed through CatChatDenver was rehomed via CatChat. He is quite a shy boy but is much better once he knows you, and certainly his siblings that have been adopted already are all very friendly cats too, so he has it in him.

Consett Cat Rescue, Consett


Lulu, from Little Cottage Rescue, Luton, homed through CatChatLulu has a new home, thanks again to Cat Chat. She was a sweet girl who loved her food and treats but could be a little shy when first meeting new people.

Little Cottage Rescue, Luton


Roxy, from Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, Bridgend, homed through Cat ChatRoxy has been rehomed after being viewed on Cat Chat. She was found taped up in a box and left in a lane behind some houses.  When she came in she was traumatised, almost like a feral cat.  This is quite understandable with what she had been through.  Goodness knows what sort of a life she had. She was such a nervous girl we didn't think she would ever leave us, but because of Cat Chat she has found the perfect home with patient people. She has settled in straight away.

Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, Bridgend


Jack, from Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, Bridgend, homed through CatChatJust to let you know that Jack has been rehomed via Cat Chat. He was very shy as he had been left abandoned in a box. Jack's new owners gave him plenty of TLC - they say he is adorable and the best decision they made was to adopt him. Thank you again Cat Chat.

Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, Bridgend


Stormy, from Feline Network Cat Rescue, Paignton, homed through Cat ChatJust to let you know Stormy has gone to her forever home, having been spotted on Cat Chat!!!! She was a dear little cat who needed time and space to come out of herself. She was very scared and would hide away when we went near her, but was very gentle and would let us stroke her without ever trying to scratch or bite.

Feline Network Cat Rescue, Paignton


Pippin, from CP - Trafford, Manchester, homed through CatChatOur Pippin; a shy but adorable eight year old boy, was first noticed by his new owner on the Cat Chat overlooked cats section. Thank you to all for everything, you are all absolutely amazing.

Cats Protection - Trafford, Manchester


Barney, from Rotherham Rescue Rangers, Rotherham, homed through CatChatBarney has found his forever home through Cat Chat, his new owner needed quite a bit of support, but it was worth it as he's a totally different cat. I do wish more people would give these timid ones a chance as the transformation they make is wonderful to see. We have found the best homes ever for our cats through your page.

Rotherham Rescue Rangers, Rotherham


Chester, from Mitzi's Kitty Corner, homed through CatChatGood news! Timid 8 year old Chester, one of our 'special needs' kitties has been homed via Cat Chat. Chester came to us as a stray and had been with us a while. He is very gentle and loving, but was quite timid at first, and we think that he had been cruelly treated in the past. He needed a quiet adult home with experienced cat lovers who would allow him time to settle. Our foster carer really brought him out of his shell and now he has a great home. Many thanks.

Mitzi's Kitty Corner, Totnes


Fluffy, from Battersea at Old Windsor, Surrey, homed through Cat ChatFluffy is a sweet and affectionate cat who loves a fuss. As soon as Fluffy sees people, he starts padding away, making it look like he is hard at work kneading some dough! Despite his worried nature, he just loves affection and will dribble and knead away in delight. Fluffy has now been rehomed. We had two people enquire about him after seeing his profile on your site, so thank you!

Battersea at Old Windsor, Surrey


Opal, from Burton Joyce Cat Welfare, homed through CatChatGood news, our spitting, swiping black Opal has found someone to give her a chance after being spotted on our homing page. We're delighted as we thought Opal's unfortunate temperament would mean she was in for a long stay with us, but Cat Chat came through and she's now sharing the sofa with her new mum after deciding not all people are bad, and a house is better than a pen!

Burton Joyce Cat Welfare, Nottingham

Molly and Dolly

Molly and Dolly, from Lulubells Rescue, Enfield, homed through Cat ChatTwo semi-feral sisters found in an abandoned warehouse, Molly and Dolly were with us for over six months - we couldn’t find them a home due to them being semi-feral. They can be touched, but prefer not to be picked up. The girls love to play, they are only two years old and needed lots of love and patience, but it is so rewarding when cats who need the extra time begin to show you that they trust you. They’ve now been homed through Cat Chat and we are very, very happy!

Lulubells Rescue, Enfield


Topaz, from Burton Joyce Cat Welfare, homed through CatChatOur shy, frightened Topaz has found someone willing to give her a chance after being spotted on our Cat Chat homing page.

Burton Joyce Cat Welfare, Nottingham

Maggie, Monty & Matilda

Maggie, Monty & Matilda, from Cat Action Trust 1977 - Leeds, homed through CatChatMum cat, Maggie (right), and her two kittens Matilda (left) and Monty (centre) were rescued from a life on the streets and so they are timid and nervous cats. Their home was found through Cat Chat for which we are very grateful. Once again many thanks.

Cat Action Trust 1977 - Leeds, Leeds


Leah, from Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, Bridgend, homed through Cat ChatThree year old beauty Leah came in as result of her mum dying. Because she was only used to her mum, she was very shy. She likes to be brushed and loves her food. Leah has now been rehomed via Cat Chat. She was picked several times but we were let down, thanks to Cat Chat she will now have a lovely home as she has been with us for some time.

Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, Bridgend


Millie, from Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, homed through CatChatJust to let you know Millie has been rehomed via Cat Chat, she was a nervous cat, so has been with us for some time, luckily she has been spotted on Cat Chat, so hopefully she will be less shy in a home. Thank you.

Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, Bridgend

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