Cat Action Trust 1977 - Ayrshire
Rehoming Cats & Kittens: East Ayrshire, Glasgow, North Ayrshire & South Ayrshire
Dulcie and Marnie
These beautiful girls are Shelley's daughters, abandoned by their people along with Shelley and their brother Beau. This wee family had come from a domestic home but were totally reliant on the kindness of an elderly lady, a neighbour, who put food out for them and sought help. A second mum, Pearl, and her babies were also abandoned by the same people but poor Pearl didn't get much of a look-in with the food being put out by the elderly lady with Shelley's three kittens having been born earlier and all of them desperately in need of all the nourishment they could get. With no help for the cats being offered locally, it took three 140 mile round trips to finally bring both families to safety, with Shelley and Dulcie being the last to be caught. At that point, just before Christmas, the kittens would be about nine weeks old so are now around seven months.
Dulcie is the wee girl with the cute half-Mask Of Zorro with Marnie having a paler face. These girls are very bonded so really do have to be homed together. Having been left out to survive (or not) in truly bitter weather and having experienced kindness only from a distance, it's taken time to gain their trust and help them realise that humans aren't always the enemy but their foster mum, Linda, has made great strides and the girls now happily snuggle up beside her or play around her when she sits down low, becoming just another part of their mad zoomie racetrack around the room. There's some great video footage of Dulcie and Marnie in action available on request! It will, of course, be a whole new chapter for these shy-with-strangers girls when they go on to a permanent home so it's absolutely vital that anyone offering that home will have the patience to help them grow past their shyness just as Linda is doing now. They won't become knee-huggers overnight and their very understandable reaction when presented with new people and a new environment will be to find a hiding place where they will feel safe. Force never replaces kindness and patience and does more harm than good so it's very important to find just the right people, with the right attitude, when choosing a home for Dulcie and Marnie. They deserve that kind of home and they're worth it. Both girls have now been spayed, fully vaccinated and microchipped so are now all set to find their place, and those people, who can give them that home. Given their domestic background before being abandoned, which we know included children who may or may not have had the same unfortunate attitude as their parents, it's best that they are adopted into an adult-only household. An indoor only home isn't out of the question so long as there's plenty of room and scope to explore and play, but if they do go to a home where access to a safe outdoor space is a possibility that access would have to be allowed only after a period of months when they are very well settled.   
  • Status:Needs Home
  • Gender: Female
  • Fur colour:Calico & White
  • Fur length:Shorthaired
  • Breed: Moggy
  • Age(When Added):7 Month(s) Old
  • Neutered/Spayed:Neutered
  • Indoor/OutdoorAccess to Outdoors
  • Can live with children: Not Sure
  • Can live with dogs: Not Sure
  • Can live with other cats: Yes
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