Ashmore is a bit rough round the edges. He’s a bit of a jack the lad who has been allowed to get away with being super cheeky so we are working on putting him on the straight and narrow so he doesn’t get too carried away in later life. Ash has a go to move and that’s biting fingers. He loves to chew and wrestle with you but he is learning that this is not how one should act in a civilised society. He will need time, patience and an experienced hand to guide him and not be chewed on. He is delightfully adorable though and loves to perch on shoulders and be carried around like a baby. Ashmore is the poster boy for ‘A butter wouldn’t melt’ campaign but be careful as this little lad packs a punch! Before he can be reserved any children in the home will have to come into Mayhew and meet him. We have weekend appointments to facilitate this, so be sure to bring all the family down when you come in for an interview.
Ashmore is ok to be left for no longer than 4 hours as he will need some extra supervision and the right socialising to become a well-rounded adult cat. We feel that he would be fine to live with sensible teenagers and could be happy to live with a dog, so long as it is the right fit but is a bit too full on for cats though. During his stay at Mayhew, Ashmore has had an up and down stomach which has been tested for parasites' with nothing found. He is currently on a sensitivity food diet and it would be good to have checked out at your own vet if the problem persists as we are limited with what we can test for at Mayhew. He is bright and active in himself and just waiting to find the very best home that will suit his needs down to the ground. When it comes to your cats health we strongly recommend pet insurance and give all new adopters four weeks free from the point you take your cat home. It should be noted that insurance may not cover any of a cats medical issues (be that before or during their stay at Mayhew) on a permanent or temporary basis when you take out a new policy. Before any cat leaves Mayhew it will always be microchipped, neutered, treated for fleas and worms (these treatments are on-going) and their vaccination courses are at the very least started (most need two before moving on to a yearly schedule). All Mayhew cats have been behaviourally and medically assessed which informs our re-homing criteria and allows us to pass on information to you as adopters prior to taking on the commitment of adopting a cat. This commitment can be up-to 20 years so make sure you have looked into the costs involved in caring for a cat, including insurance, veterinary fees and general care (food, litter, toys etc). At all stages of the adoption process we consider everything that can affect the cat and is why we carry out home visits to make sure they will be happy in their new surroundings before sending them home. What we will never do is compromise a cats welfare by letting them be adopted into the wrong home environment. That would not be fair to the cat or you as prospective adopters. We take care to match you with a suitable companion and hope that our years of experience can guide you in the process of giving a cat its new fur-ever home.
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