Consett Cat Rescue
Rehoming Cats & Kittens: Co. Durham
RUSS, a gentle giant with a heart as big as his stature. Born feral, Russ has transformed into a tall, striking fellow with an endearing charm that's bound to captivate those willing to give him a chance. As the lankiest cat you'll ever come across, his unique physique adds an extra touch of distinction to his already remarkable presence.
While he may still approach new experiences with some trepidation, Russ has made incredible progress and now eagerly embraces the joy of playtime and affection. His love for being stroked is undeniable, but be prepared for his endearing excitement, as he may express his gratitude by affectionately hugging your arm. Witnessing his adorable uncertainty afterward is nothing short of heartwarming and is sure to bring a smile to your face.
Though somewhat nervous around new people, Russ's sociable nature shines through, especially in the company of a female cat or kitten. The potential for a companionship with a feline friend offers him a sense of comfort and security, enriching his life and adding to the joy he brings to others.

Fact is Russ is still a scaredy cat who will need patience and time to settle but in the right home he will shine. He will need to live with a companion cat either with one of his friends here or if you already have a nice gentle soul willing to be his friend.
General Wording covering all our cats

The cat has been NEUTERED & MICROCHIPPED. Usually they are vaccinated too but if not vaccinated then we will pay for its vaccines once adopted. (If done at one of our vets).

It has been regularly treated for fleas and worms.
It is litter trained

It is a HOUSE CAT. However we agree cats can be allowed into a catio (best option) or a cat proofed garden (2nd best option) or allowed out supervised on a SECURE cat harness. Cats cannot open windows or locked doors so there is no excuse for not being able to keep them in.

Our cats have not usually been tested with dogs. But if they have it will be written in the specific description above.

Most of our cats can live with other cats but it will state in the specific description above if they cannot.

Most of our cats are unsuitable for households with small children, that’s any child not capable of closing a door behind them as they go in and out of the house. Our cats mainly come from feral backgrounds and if they get out you may not get them back. Children already brought up to respect animals and have compassion for them will fare much better with our cats.

A quieter home is preferred again due to the background of our cats. Having put in the effort to take these cats and get them used to people, many loud noises or busy homes can be too much for them. Yes in time they will be even tamer but that’s not from day one so consider this when enquiring.

A non-smoking home is preferred (cats can get cancer from smoking too).

All our cats come with 4 weeks free Petplan cat insurance and therefore has been health checked by our vets.

Any known health issues are fully disclosed to owners along with a copy of the vet records.

Every cat has its own back story and you will be told its history as much as we know it. Nothing is made up, its available, warts and all.

We currently ask that people donate a minimum £150 for all our adoptions. This goes towards some of the costs we have incurred in providing the basics for each cat. All cats inevitably cost us much more than this basic amount. With huge rising vet costs this figure can also change over time.

In the current economic crisis, we ask people to make sure they can afford a cat and will be able to manage ongoing expenses and vet bills AND have provision for any emergency care etc. Please think very carefully and ask yourself if you can really afford to take on a luxury such as a pet at this time. They are a long term commitment. A common reason for people giving up their pets is lack of money.

We ask people look at the age of the cat and that the human should preferably outlive the cat. There is nothing more distressing than an animal having to be rehomed after it has been settled for years with its owners. A cat can live 15-20 years and maybe longer. A common reason for people giving up their cats is owners dying or going into a care home. If you are nearing retirement age then be sensible and don’t ask for a kitten.

If you are interested in meeting any of our cats then as they are in foster care in private homes, it is by appointment only. You will need to read an information sheet first and then complete a questionnaire before being allowed to visit. This saves us time asking many questions as they are all on the questionnaire. Email or private message us (via our Facebook page at to ask for those documents.
  • Status:Needs Home
  • Gender: Male
  • Fur colour:Black
  • Fur length:Shorthaired
  • Age(When Added):2 Year(s) Old
  • Neutered/Spayed:Neutered
  • Indoor/OutdoorIndoor Only
  • Can live with children: No
  • Can live with dogs: No
  • Can live with other cats: Yes
When contacting us, please mention that you found us through our Cat Chat Homing Page - thank you!