Due to current circumstances we are unable to safely send cats to new homes so until further notice cats will stay in their foster homes having lots of fuss and cuddles from their foster families. When things change we’ll let you know! Lilly is a gorgeous girl who is very snuggly and loves to spoon in bed on cold nights! She has a fondness for rubbing around your legs in greeting and to get attention and when she’s having cuddles, you’ll be rewarded with her “happy paws”. She isn’t at all shy and is very energetic and playful. She loves to jump up onto high places and peruse her domain from her lofty perch. If you want a naughty but loving and low maintenance cat, Lilly is your cat.
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Lilly is currently living in a temporary foster home until her new forever home is found and is ok being left for a full working day but a cat flap will need to be fitted regardless of your working hours. Lilly has previously been an indoor only cat but we feel that she will benefit from garden access due to her high activity levels in foster care. But she will need the security of knowing she can always get back inside should she feel worried about anything whilst she is outside. Lilly is currently in foster care with older teenagers and we feel she would be ok living children of about 10 years old, as long as she likes who she meets. She would also need to be the only cat in the household. During her stay at Mayhew Lilly was found to have endometriosis which is an infection of the uterus, which is not uncommon in older unneutered cats. This was completely resolved by neutering/spaying. Lilly also had extreme appetite loss with the stress of being at Mayhew. Now she is in foster care, she has a good appetite and is putting weight back on. Lilly is now patiently waiting for a new place to call her own with people who will love and appreciate her for a lifetime to come. 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 cat’s 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.
Lilly is currently in a foster home waiting to be adopted and this is what her foster carers have to say about her: Lilly is lovely! She came to us underweight and we though a little shy. We were right about the first, but oh so wrong about the second assumption. Lilly was probably the least shy cat we have fostered. Usually we keep the cat in one room for a day and only then have her explore. Often cats will stay under the bed for days. Not Lilly! She was ready to explore our home as soon as she got home. No hiding under the bed, no shying away from us, no startling at loud noises. She has turned out to be the sweetest cat ever. Also, so energetic! I have seen her jump almost vertically four feet up to go from our sofa to the top of the living room shelf. She jumps to places no other cats have jumped to! Lilly also has the most luminous and bright and expressive eyes. I just love looking into them smiling and chatting with her. Lilly likes to sleep on my bed. She likes to be warm so often she will want me to “spoon” her – I have never before had a cat try to go under the duvet and then position herself to be sleeping next to me with her head out of the duvet. After a while I will shift and she will go sleep next to me on top of the covers or by my feet. Lilly can lose her appetite when she is stressed and in the first few days with us, she was not eating much but now her appetite is back. If you want a naughty but loving and low maintenance cat, Lilly is your cat.
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