Consett Cat Rescue
Rehoming Cats & Kittens: Co. Durham
Born in July 2017.
He was born to a tame mother in a house on a council estate at Lanchester, Co Durham. However this family did not really look after their cats and as soon as he could walk he was able to toddle off outdoors with his sister Lindie. He was never really handled at all by the owners of the mother cat and was really left to play and fend for himself. As time passed his sister and him grew apart from mum and of course started staying outside longer and becoming feral cats. By the time we managed to trap him he was aged around 6 months old and we thought he was too old to attempt to tame and rehome so we planned on a simple trap, neuter, ear tip (we always ear tip released ferals) and whe would then be released. However the woman who fed him and his sister put a massive spanner in the works by declaring she did not want them back in her garden leaving us with two feral junior cats, by now ear tipped and we had to try and find them a farm home at the very least.

As time went on, nowhere suitable was found and so we vaccinated Trevor and Lindie and did our best to get them to "come round" to being tame cats. Of course the fact they are bpth still advertised here tells you we never did manage to get them to be totally tame and they cannot be classed as feral either. They would no longer be suitable for a farm home as they both like their home comforts too much.

A suitable home would be one where they can be indoor cats or with access to a secure outdoor garden. Given time and if they came round to new owners (this may take some time), then yes they may be given free range and allowed full outdoor access but this would only be recommended when they were at a stage of trusting an owner and would come in when called and be able to be picked up easily by owners etc. Until that point in their lives, indoor only or a secure garden is all I would consider.

As he has gotten over his teenage years, he is not as playful as he used to be and is a bit of a lazy cat. However I think his playful side would reappear if he was not living with so many adult cats as he is forced to do at our house.

He does need a quiet home so no small children at all. He is likely used to dogs but we have no dogs with which to test hm out on. He could be an only cat or can live with another cat as long as they got on together.

At time of typing (December 18), I still connot pick him up although I cna manage a few strokes when I am feeding him and when he is asleep at the top of a tall cat tree, I can also sneak a little stroke. If you can get him where he will not run away off the cat tree, he will allow these strokes although is constantly alert for you trying to do more than just stroke him. He is very wary and very fast. He is a large cat too.

He is chipped, vaccinated and neutered and we keep his flea and worm treatment up to date.

The adoption fee is £90 and you will need to complete a questionnaire which I will email to you upon request.
  • Status:Needs Home
  • Gender: Male
  • Fur colour:Black & White
  • Breed: Domestic shorthair cat
  • Age(When Added):18 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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