Garston Animal Rescue
Rehoming Cats & Kittens: Merseyside

Meet our very special girl, Jem. Shy girl Jem has been in foster for almost a year. She was a terrified kitten, only a few months old, who wouldn't come out of her hidey hole for weeks. Her siblings were rehomed within a month, but she was still too scared of humans to go to a forever home. Slowly, with the company of other, more socialised and confident kittens she has come out of her shell. She is now happy to sit and keep her foster mum company while she works, and will even take food (fresh turkey is a particular favourite!) from her hands.

She doesn't like to be stroked however, and will shy away, or hiss if you get too close when she doesn't want you to. If you persist she will give you a warning bat with her paw! She has recently started to allow some gentle brushing and we are hoping that in time she will learn to enjoy it and we can progress to stroking, but Jem may never be a cat who wants to be stroked and held. She likes to play with toys, and absolutely loves other cats. She has befriended all of the cats and kittens who have come through her foster home and particularly likes to mother the babies, cuddling up with them and giving them a wash, like their own mums would have done.

It is sad to see her little friends leave her, and this beautiful cat deserves a permanent home of her own, with someone who will love her for who she is, and accept that she is not (yet) a cuddly cat. You'll need to give her time and have lots of patience, but you could find giving Jem a home a wonderfully rewarding act of kindness.If you’re not in a position to adopt but would like to support the rescue, our lovely kitties have an Amazon wish list where you can purchase and donate items to the rescue to support with their ongoing care.

  • Status:Homed
  • Gender: Female
  • Fur colour:Calico
  • Fur length:Shorthaired
  • Age(When Added):1 Year(s) Old
  • Neutered/Spayed:Neutered
  • Indoor/OutdoorAccess to Outdoors
  • Can live with children: No
  • Can live with dogs: Not Sure
  • Can live with other cats: Yes
When contacting us, please mention that you found us through our Cat Chat Homing Page - thank you!