8 Lives Cat Rescue
Rehoming Cats & Kittens: Derbyshire & South Yorkshire
Timtam came to us along with her brother Tiktok when their human was no longer able to care for them due to health issues.  She'd been born in the house she lived in so it was a big upheaval for her to move.  They were both scared at first but soon her brother found his feet and really started to enjoy life here.  Timtam was much slower to settle in and gradually we realised that she wasn't just scared of us, she was scared of her brother.  Looking at it from the outside, he doesn't seem to have been unkind to her as such, he's just a boisterous boy who wants to play.   It's too much for her though when she's smaller and more timid than he is.  We found that when we separated them her confidence really started to grow.   She plays happily with her toys and when stroked in her bed she leans into it, purring and squirming and loving a fuss.  She's still not ready to come to us for cuddles and often skitters away if approached.

She needs a quiet home with someone/s who have plenty of time and patience to enable her to properly come out of her shell and start to shine.  She needs to be an "only cat" with no other pets.  We believe she's lived as an indoor cat until coming into rescue so may be happy being an indoor cat.  However when she's settled she might like to have a safe garden she can explore, well away from any busy roads.  She'll need to be kept safetly indoors for AT LEAST A MONTH on arrival in her new home, and indoors during hours of darkness with access to a litter tray at all times.  

She's spayed, microchipped and fully vaccinated.  Health check at the vet revealed no issues other than worms/fleas which have now obviously been dealt with.  She has some fur loss from over grooming / flea irritation but this will grow back in time. 

All our adoptions bring 4 weeks free insurance through Pet Plan.

We always homecheck prior to adoption, and ask a minimum donation of £80 for each adult neutered cat.. There’s more about our adoption process here: http://www.8livescatrescue.org/adoption-process.html and there's info about how we've adapted the process in light of Covid here: https://8livescatrescue.com/2020/11/21/adapting-and-adopting/

You’ll find some more photos and stories about our cats on our blog: https://8livescatrescue.wordpress.com/ and facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/8Lives/   There are lots of photos of Timtam and Tiktok and stories of their settling into rescue on there so do please check it out. 

Please note that although we are listed on Cat Chat in both South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, we only rehome in Sheffield and just over the border into Derbyshire.

Please contact us at [email protected] if you think you can offer her the home she deserves.
  • Status:Needs Home
  • Gender: Female
  • Fur colour:Black
  • Breed: Moggy
  • Age(When Added):2 Year(s) Old
  • Neutered/Spayed:Neutered
  • Indoor/OutdoorAccess to Outdoors
  • Can live with children: No
  • Can live with dogs: No
  • Can live with other cats: No

Timtam Video

Timtam snuggles
When contacting us, please mention that you found us through our Cat Chat Homing Page - thank you!