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Below are a selection of nervous or shy cats happily homed after being seen on Cat Chat.
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Rafferty, from CAT77, Doncaster South, homed through Cat ChatLovely Rafferty was born in a distribution centre yard in 2019. He's a nervous boy & needs patience and TLC to continue his socialisation, so needed an experienced home. He has now found the perfect forever home thanks to being spotted on Cat Chat.

Cat Action Trust 77, Doncaster South

The 3 Girls, from Cat Neutering, Stratford upon Avon, homed through Cat ChatThese beautiful semi feral cats were seeking stables or a large outside space to make their home. Thanks to Cat Chat’s Twenty for 2020 Campaign, which aims to find homes for cats who have been in rescue care too long, they’ve now found their forever home. After an initial period getting used to their new surroundings, we received this update: "They are all now roaming free on the farm catching my rats and having a great time. I don’t see them very often but they are eating and leaving their presents for me on the floor!"

Cat Neutering, Stratford upon Avon

Lola, from Burton-Upon-Stather Cat Rescue, Scunthorpe, homed through Cat ChatLovely Lola, who was in rescue for nearly two years, has now been adopted by a wonderful family who have given her a perfect new life. She’s a very nervous girl who needed lots of time and patience to settle into any potential new home. Despite several enquires for Lola the special family we needed to adopt her never came along until recently. We can now say that Lola is well and truly settled in her new home. In fact she has settled far more quickly than we ever dared hope. We are so grateful to her new family for giving this lovely girl the patience and understanding she needed. A very contented and happy pussy. And we’re so happy too. Lola was homed through Cat Chat.

Burton-Upon-Stather Cat Rescue, Scunthorpe

Louie & Lottie , from Cat Neutering Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, homed through Cat ChatLouie (black & white male) and Lottie (grey female) are around nine weeks old and love playing and sleeping together. They are very nervous after a sad start in life, but in the right home, they would have a chance to blossom. They needed someone who would be around a lot and to give them time and love. They were spotted on Cat Chat and have now gone to their forever home.

Cat Neutering Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire

Tinkerbell, from Mansfield Cat Watch, homed through Cat ChatTinkerbell is a special lady. After being passed from pillar to post throughout her short life Tinkerbell is now very defensive, but does blossom into a very loving girl. Thank you so much for listing Tinkerbell, I'm pleased to say she has found her new home thanks to the Cat Chat listing.

Mansfield Cat Watch, Mansfield

Ed & Ellie, Valley, from Burton Joyce Cat Welfare, Nottingham, homed through Cat ChatDespite being nervous, lovely siblings Ed & Ellie (left) eventually found a home after being seen on Cat Chat. Poor little dumped, drenched, terrified Valley (right) was listed in the hope a home would come up quickly, luckily for her it did and by all accounts she's turned into a little sweetheart.

Burton Joyce Cat Welfare, Nottingham

Ten month old Zen is a sweet, gentle little chap who was rescued after suffering abuse as a kitten. This made him petrified out of his tiny mind of humans. However, with the loving care from his foster mum, although still slightly fearful, Zen is now a happy little boy again. We are delighted to announce, our brave boy Zen has gone to his wonderful new family, who saw him on Cat Chat. A very special couple came forward, who understood this brave boy totally, and without question, were committed to protecting and loving him unconditionally for the rest of his life come what may. 

Sherman’s Rescue, Cambridgeshire 

Trevor is now 2 years old and has been needing a home since he rescued at the age of 6 months. He received poor early life nurturing from his mother and owners. He  eventually became a feral, outdoor cat before being rescued. He received lots of care and attention at the shelter in the hope he could be tamed. Now Trevor is an adult, he presents as nervous and suspicious of humans but has come to love his home comforts. We are delighted to share that Trevor has now been rehomed after being spotted on Cat Chat.

Consett Cat Rescue, County Durham

Rescue cat Sally from Barnsley Animal Rescue Charity, West Yorkshire, homed through Cat Chat Sally arrived in our care because her owner moved, and wasn’t allowed to take her. This lovely, sweet but nervous girl has now been rehomed through Cat Chat. Thank you.

Barnsley Animal Rescue Charity (BARC), Barnsley

Binky from All Animal Rescue, Southampton, homed through Cat ChatBinky is a 4 year old tabby and white longhaired male cat who came in to the rescue as his owner was unable to cope with his needs. Binky does not have much confidence, when he is unsure he will try to make himself look as fierce as possible, but his quivering body gives the game away. He was looking for an experienced cat owner, willing to give him a quiet steady home and able to give him space when he needs it and to spend time with him when he needs someone to give him courage. This little man is unsettled by change and does not like busy human environments, so a quiet home was essential. Great news! We are delighted to say that Binky has found his forever home thanks to Cat Chat.

All Animal Rescue, Southampton

Nancy & Dodger, from Eight Lives Cat Rescue, Sheffield, homed through Cat ChatHi, we’re delighted, amazed and relieved to let you know that Nancy (left) and Dodger (right) have found a very special home together, after being spotted on Cat Chat. They're not the most confident cats, especially Dodger, but have found a lovely couple who will help their trust in humans to grow.

Eight Lives Cat Rescue, Sheffield

Kiara from Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, homed through Cat ChatKiara came from a difficult household, but she has turned into a beautiful girl after having good, regular food and good care. She was extremely nervous at first but she began to trust us, though a sudden movement or noise made her run back to hide. She did not have a good start in life so she deserved a quiet, secure home. Thankfully Kiara has now been rehomed via Catchat. Thank you Cat Chat for helping us find a home for her.

Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, South Wales

Molly & Mae, from RSPCA Stort Valley, Harlow, homed through Cat ChatThese beautiful girls are 4-month old Molly and Mae, who were found in a box. Even though they are quite shy, they’ve now been homed as a result of being seen on Cat Chat's Overlooked Cats section. Thank you so much for helping to find a loving home for them!

RSPCA Stort Valley, Harlow

Gordon from Rugeley Cats Society Charitable Trust, homed through Cat ChatGordon was a 7 year old lad who found himself on the lookout for a new home. He was a little nervous, so he was looking for a child free home where someone would be able to give him plenty of head rubs and fusses. He was also nervous of other cats so his special wish was for a home all to himself with a garden where he could have a little amble. Luckily he was spotted on Cat Chat and he now has that special loving home all of his own.

Rugeley Cats Society Charitable Trust

Spot, from Angus Cat Rescue, Arbroath, homed through Cat ChatSpot is around 4 years old, a bit of a worrier till he gets to know you. He was spotted on the Cat Chat pages and is settling in great in his new home. Many thanks for your continued support.

Angus Cat Rescue, Arbroath

Honey from Maesteg Animal Welfare Society homed through Cat ChatHoney came to us over 2 years ago when she was found abandoned. She was clearly distressed and cowered if you approached her for fuss. This could be the result of an abusive past. We managed to rehome her, but sadly it didn't work out and she was returned even more distressed than before. She was rehomed once again, and settled in really well. But sadly her owners returned her through no fault of her own. Now she has found a lovely home via Cat Chat via their Overlooked Cats section. Hopefully this will be third time lucky for poor frightened Honey.

Maesteg Animal Welfare Society

Poppy, from Cat Action 77, Doncaster South, homed through Cat ChatPoppy is a lovely fluffy cat born in 2013 who was left behind when her owner moved away. She is nervous around new people until she gets to know you, and needs a quiet, understanding home that will help her grow in confidence. She now has found her perfect home thanks to being seen on Cat Chat.

Cat Action 77, Doncaster South

Kieran from Cramar Cat Rescue, Birmingham, homed through Cat ChatKieran arrived at Cramar a very frightened young man. Once he began to trust his foster mum he became affectionate and gave purrs and headbumps but he was not a confident lap cat. So he was looking for a home with calm, patient and understanding people who would give him all the time he needed to settle in and learn to trust. Thankfully he was spotted in Cat Chat's Overlooked Cats section and has now gone to his new home.

Cramar Cat Rescue, Birmingham

Busy Bee & Bing, from Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, Bridgend homed through Cat ChatBusy Bee (left) is a shy girl who can be very affectionate. After being with us for some time, she has now been rehomed via Cat Chat. Bing (right), a wonderful but very nervous large tom cat, has also been rehomed via your page. His new owner travelled two hours to get to us despite rescues nearer her. She saw him on Cat Chat and decided the journey was worth it.

Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, Bridgend

Benji from Thanet Cat Club,Broadstairs, homed through Cat ChatBenji needed rehoming due to his owners' change of circumstances. He was initially untrusting and frightened but is now a friendly boy who likes the company of people and purrs loudly enjoying a fuss. We are happy to report Benji has gone to a loving home after being read about on Cat Chat. He has settled very well. Thank you to everyone at Cat Chat for your hard work and help.

Thanet Cat Club,Broadstairs

Lara, from Burton Joyce Cat Rescue, Nottingham homed through Cat ChatLara is a stunning, long-haired tabby girl, around 4-5 years old. Being abandoned by her owner has left her lacking in confidence but thanks to Cat Chat she has now found a couple who are prepared to give her a chance.

Burton Joyce Cat Rescue, Nottingham

Frog from Rugeley Cats Society, Staffs/West Midlands, homed through Cat Chat5 year old Frog was fending for himself on the streets for quite some time before coming to Rugeley Cats Society. He doesn't really like other cats or dogs, and was looking for a family with older children as he loves humans but he's just a little timid. He was spotted in Cat Chat's Overlooked Cats section and now we are delighted to say he has the happy home he deserves.

Rugeley Cats Society, Staffs/West Midlands

Reuben from Anim-Mates, Sevenoaks, homed through Cat ChatReuben was a gentle, shy boy who really just wanted to be loved again and was looking for a quiet home, maybe with other gentle cats. He has found his happy home with a lady in Maidstone who saw him in Cat Chat's Overlooked Cats section. Many thanks to all the volunteers at wonderful Cat Chat!

Reuben from Anim-Mates, Sevenoaks

Pixie from Consett Cat Rescue, Co. Durham homed through Cat ChatPixie was a beautiful tortie with stunning green eyes, but because she was such a shy girl who hid whenever a stranger appeared, she got constantly overlooked. She also needed a quiet home with a very patient new owner. Thankfully she has now found a perfect new home due to being spotted on Cat Chat.

Consett Cat Rescue, Co. Durham

Penny from All Animal Rescue, Southampton, homed through Cat ChatPenny was handed in to a local vets as a stray. She was nervous at first but became really affectionate, loving to be stroked and cuddled. She was looking for a home where she would have time to grow and come out of her shell. Her new owners spotted her on Cat Chat and have given her a loving forever home.

All Animal Rescue, Southampton

Figgy & Pixel from Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, Bridgend, homed through Cat ChatFiggy (left) was a skinny stray who gave birth to 5 kittens in a porchway. ​Once her kittens were rehomed, we had her neutered. She panicked a little when picked up so we looked for a home without young children. Pixel (right) was a young female who came to us as the family had a new baby and he was allergic to the cat. She was a quiet girl looking for a loving home. Jane was a beautiful blue tortoiseshell. She was shy and therefore was also looking for a quiet, safe home. Thankfully all three of these beautiful cats found their loving forever homes due to being spotted on Cat Chat.

Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, Bridgend

Alice, Jasper & Herbie, from Kirkby Cats Home, Nottingham, homed through Cat ChatIt was touch and go whether Alice (left) would come back to the shelter again, being very nervous and having a bad start. However her adopter persevered and things gradually got better, the nervous Alice is now ruling the roost. Ginger Jasper (centre) is another nervous boy who was lucky enough to attract someone willing to work with him, he was doubly lucky as they took pity on his mate Frank and took him as well. Herbie (right) is an older boy who was absolutely adorable albeit traumatised at losing his home, Herbie has found his perfect pad, he says thanks Cat Chat and Merry Christmas, his is going to be a ball!

Kirkby Cats Home, Nottingham

Carmel, from All Animal Rescue, Southampton, homed through Cat ChatCarmel, a five year old Calico domestic shorthair girl was good with children, but had a shy character and took time to get to know you. Once you gained her trust she became a proper lap cat and a joy to be around. She has now been rehomed thanks to being spotted on Cat Chat.

All Animal Rescue, Southampton

Dolly from Paws & Claws Animal Rescue Service, homed through Cat ChatWe are so happy to be able to tell you that Dolly, our traumatised, unhappy cat, has found her loving, perfect forever home thanks to CatChat! Her new mum and dad spotted her on your website and decided to give her the home she so longed for. We recently received an update which says that Dolly now sits on her mum's lap and even rubbed around a visitor's legs! She is still a little wary but, so far, has settled in remarkably well and quickly. It just goes to show that it is such a worthwhile thing to do to give a difficult-to-home cat (or any other difficult-to-home animal for that matter) a chance to find happiness again. Thank you so much for all your help.

Paws & Claws Animal Rescue Service, Haywards Heath

Lilly, from RSPCA Stort Valley, Harlow, homed through Cat ChatLilly is around two years old, very sweet and loves attention. Lilly is a little shy, but given time and affection we were sure she would become a most loving companion. Lilly has now found her forever home after being seen on Cat Chat.

RSPCA Stort Valley, Harlow

Socks, from Thanet Cat Club, Broadstairs, homed through Cat ChatShy little Socks was a very much loved indoor cat and it was with heavy hearts she had to be given up for rehoming at six years old due to changes in the family circumstances. She has now however found her forever home after being spotted on Cat Chat.

Thanet Cat Club, Broadstairs

Cookie & Biscuit/Zac & Mischief, from Burton Joyce Cat Welfare, Nottingham, homed through Cat ChatCookie and Biscuit (left) - These two lovely looking girls are very lucky! They were advertised as a project due to them being so nervous and they were lucky enough to find someone who was prepared to put in the work. Zac and Mischief (right) - Another two gorgeous youngsters that were snapped up within days of appearing on our homing page. All homed after being seen on Cat Chat.

Burton Joyce Cat Welfare, Nottingham

Trixie & Alex, from Cat Rescue Chippenham, Wiltshire, homed through Cat ChatTrixie (left) and Alex (right) who I have been fostering for 11 months with no home offers, have gone to their new home together today with a lovely couple who saw them on Cat Chat.  I have been so worried about them as they are very nervous, bordering on semi-feral, but this lovely couple are relishing the challenge of caring for them. I just hope the cats will come good for them. Once again thank you so much, they wouldn’t have heard about them if it wasn’t for you.

Cat Rescue Chippenham, Wiltshire

Teddy, from Kathy's Cats Rescue, The Wirral, homed through Cat ChatAfter being returned to us as ‘too timid’, beautiful and gentle boy Teddy has been offered a home and as soon as his new owners are back from holiday he will be going. They saw him on Cat Chat and we did home-check last night so thank you.

Kathy's Cats Rescue, The Wirral

Teddy, Salem & Balika, from Burton Joyce Cat Welfare, Nottingham, homed through Cat ChatFlipping well done Cat Chat! Teddy (left) had been with us for  long while, first at Kirkby and then moved to Burton Joyce. A big black ball of terrified fluff, he appealed to nobody but eventually came round slightly and with added exposure on Cat Chat someone came along for him. Guess what - the moment he got in his new home he became a lap cat! If only more people would give the nervous ones a chance, a lot just don't like the pen. Similar story for Salem (middle) and Balika (right): they came in and never made it to our homing page, the reason is because we'd had people enquiring about other cats that they'd seen on Cat Chat and asked us to keep them informed of any future candidates. So although not seen on our homing page we'd have not got the enquiry without Cat Chat.

Burton Joyce Cat Welfare, Nottingham

Treacle, from Cat Rescue Chippenham, Wiltshire, homed through Cat ChatEbony’s nervous sister Treacle has just been rehomed today by a lovely lady who saw her on Cat Chat, so that’s the brother and sister both in their new homes thanks to you.

Cat Rescue Chippenham, Wiltshire

Angel, from National Animal Welfare Trust Tameside, Manchester, homed through Cat ChatHi team! Just want to thank you again for another successful advert for homing: We had quite a few people show interest in Angel but for different reasons not the right home for her. However a lovely couple came along with their 14 year old daughter and they just wanted her there and then. We chatted about them, their home and their 2 previous cats. They were just the right people for her. Very understanding. We delivered Angel to them on Sunday 22nd. She had a new igloo bed and plenty of toys waiting for her. She now starts her new life in a lovely big underfloor heated conservatory where she can just relax and gain a little confidence before exploring the rest of the house, so it won't be overwhelming for her. She's going to be really spoiled!

National Animal Welfare Trust Tameside, Manchester

Sylvester from City Cat Shelter, Brighton, homed through Cat ChatWe have had our very own Christmas miracle here already with a home for Sylvester, our saddest, angriest and hardest-to-home boy who exploded into a bundle of purring, beaming, tail-waving joy as soon as he got to his new home! He was spotted on Cat Chat, thank you.

City Cat Shelter, Brighton

Mandy from Rolvenden Cat Rescue, Kent, homed through Cat ChatMore brilliant news - Mandy has been rehomed - another of our overlooked cats.  She has gone to a stable where she has the company of two other cats - she is in a special unit (provided by us) for her first month so she and they get acclimatised to each other.  The people using the stables are making friends with her and she is being given lots of treats so she certainly will know what side her bread is buttered when she is allowed more freedom.  She is very happy and becoming more outgoing - marvellous! What a change of location and the suitability of that choice and her new servants.

Rolvenden Cat Rescue, Kent

Dior, from Cat Homing & Rescue, Warrington, homed through Cat ChatDior needed a quiet home with lots of love and attention to enable her to develop into a confident, trusting and happy little cat. Pretty Dior was rehomed after being spotted on the Cat Chat Overlooked Cats page. Many thanks!

Cat Homing & Rescue, Warrington

Pansy, from Rolvenden Cat Rescue, Kent, homed through Cat ChatWe have fantastic news about Pansy - he has now gone to his furrever home where there is a cat for companionship.  He is already settling in well and starting to come out of himself - something we find when people do give these shy cats a home.  The enquiry came through Cat Chat.

Rolvenden Cat Rescue, Kent

Dandelion & Arabis, from Rolvenden Cat Rescue, Kent, homed through Cat ChatThrough Cat Chat, Dandelion (left) and Arabis (right) went to their new home yesterday along with another cat. Still a little shy, but it is early days. Fantastic result! Many thanks for your help.

Rolvenden Cat Rescue, Kent

Milo, from Burton Upon Stather Cat Rescue, Scunthorpe, homed through Cat ChatMilo went to his new home on Sunday after being spotted on Cat Chat, and appears to be settling well. He came into rescue 17 months ago with a poorly paw and was a very nervous cat. Thanks to lots of tlc from his fosterer he is now an adorable loving affectionate boy.

Burton Upon Stather Cat Rescue, Scunthorpe

Waffle & Mimi from Marjorie Nash Cat Rescue, Amersham, homed through Cat ChatMimi (left) and Waffle (right), mother and daughter, came in together when Mimi had another litter of kittens and they were brought in as a strays.  They were both very shy and have been with us for many months, but they came round and at last their luck changed when someone spotted their details on our Cat Chat homing page.  We are so very pleased that they can go together, as they are very close, and that they are going to an old people's home so there should be plenty of comfy chairs, warm laps and fusses for them!  Thanks again Cat Chat!

Marjorie Nash Cat Rescue, Amersham

Tom, from Furballs Rescue, Camberley, homed through Cat ChatTom was seen on the Cat Chat Overlooked Cats section and his new mummy is more than happy to give Tom all the time he needs to trust her and feel comfortable :)

Furballs Rescue, Camberley

 Dottie, Daisy & Pepper from Cats in Need, Hinkley, homed through CatChatMany many thanks from us all.  In March our tabby girls Dottie (left) and Daisy found their new homes as well as our little shy boy Pepper (right) after being seen on our homing page on Cat Chat. Well done!!

Cats in Need, Hinkley

Wispa & Wynter, from 8 Lives Cat Rescue, Sheffield, homed through Cat ChatWe're absolutely over the moon that these two timid little girls have found the special home they were needing, thanks to Cat Chat.

8 Lives Cat Rescue, Sheffield

Teddy & Buttons from Rugeley Cats Society, rehomed through CatChatNervous cats Teddy (left) and Buttons (right) have now been rehomed after being seen on CatChat's Overlooked Cats section.

Rugeley Cats Society, Rugeley

Susie, from Kirkby Cats Home, Nottingham, homed through Cat ChatAnother long termer that has eventually found someone to put up with her and her obnoxious behaviour :) Susie had been with us nearly a year, she hated the rescue, the other cats and everyone who approached her got a whack just to remind them. After being seen on Overlooked Cats Susie was lucky, someone who wasn't daunted by her tantrums gave her a chance. A new mum and her own place has given Susie an attitude adjustment and she's settling well.

Kirkby Cats Home, Nottingham

Alice & Alan, from Burton Joyce Cat Welfare, Nottingham, homed through Cat ChatThis really is good news and all the credit goes to Cat Chat, Alice and Alan had been with us over six months from wild to still quite nervous but their new mum was not to be dissuaded! We are grateful to her for giving them a chance.

Burton Joyce Cat Welfare, Nottingham

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