Please only apply if you have an enclosed garden (A garden which the cat is unable to exit). Norman arrived as a stray cat. On arrival we noticed he was drinking a lot and has since been diagnosed with a rare condition for cats called Diabetes Insipidus (not to be confused with sugar Diabetes) . This requires medication twice a day for life. He also has Gingivostomatitis which is inflammation in his mouth and gums. He is currently coping well with this but will likely need dental/oral care in the future. He is doing well despite his issues and is now finally looking to find a loving new permanent home of his own. Norman is a sweet, sensitive soul who can get a bit worried and a bit spooked at times by loud noises or sudden movements. When he gets settled he is an affectionate boy who will sit on your lap and even use his paws to tap you to get your attention. He likes a good head and neck fussing and just needs an experienced new human that he can get to know and love. In light of his previous lifestyle and current temperament he would be best suited to live in a quiet, calm all adult home and ideally have people about to keep an eye on him (even post Covid). He will also appreciate a home with people who must have had some previous adult cat care experience and be aware of his medical issues. You must be financially secure and have an enclosed garden. This will mean he has the space he needs and you can safely monitor him and his condition. Currently Norman has no treatment for his Gingivostomatitis, but is on medication for his Diabetes Insipidus (which costs roughly £40 for 2 months supply). Mayhew will provide a month’s free medication and a prescription to take to your own vet. He will likely need additional vet checks/ tests etc and likely to need dental care as well which will all be additional costs and not covered by insurance.
All Mayhew cats have been neutered, microchipped and will have started a vaccination course. They will have been medically assessed and treated for any issues during their stay with us and all this information will be passed on to new adopters. We recommend pet insurance for all animals and you are given 4 weeks free to go home with as part of the adoption. Any medical care outside of routine procedures will result in exclusions on a new insurance policy so speak with your preferred insurance provider for more information. The adoption fee (£80) is non-refundable so make sure you can commit to care for a cat for life. This can be 5-20 years depending on the cats age. You should consider your own health, age and housing status as well as your experience before you apply to adopt for an individual animal. At present we are unable to respond to applications that have not been successful due to staff time constraints and logistics around dealing with higher volumes of applications during the current Pandemic. Many Cats will not be listed as being able to live with very young children or other animals (cats or dogs in particular). This is due to the fact we are currently unable for you and your family to meet the animals and for us to adequately assess your current animal and how it might behave with another new cat in the home. Normally we can see the interactions between children and adults alike with a specific cat and know if it is a good fit all around. Under current restrictions this is not appropriate and as such means we have to be cautious in how we approach adoptions. Likewise, under normal circumstances we would be able to introduce your dog to a suitable animal or visit your cat in its home environment and ask more questions about how a new animal will fit in. This is also not possible so unless we have specific history we will not take the risk at this time. Our cats are all behaviourally assessed by our experienced staff and we always act in the cat’s best interest. Our job is to find a cat its forever home and as such some people will be disappointed by decisions we make but our reasons are sound and based on past knowledge of the cat, current temperament and the wider circumstances we find ourselves in. If you are unsuccessful please apply for another cat in the future or you can let us know that you have applied already and we can find your most recent application form. To help your application please give us information on how you would be best suited for the individual cat you have applied for based on its rehoming criteria.
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