Sue arrived at Mayhew after she was found as a stray Mum with kittens. She has settled in well and is waiting to find a loving new home of her own. She is an affectionate girl who likes her fuss and will purr away very contented when she gets what she wants. She loves her grub and loves a good nap after a little play. Sue is a playful soul who likes her routines and will need a settled home. She enjoys her company but will also do her own thing too so needs a balance of fun together and time to herself to be happiest. In light of her previous lifestyle and current temperament she would be ok to live with sensible calm older teenagers (16+) as she needs a stress-free home due to her sensitive skin. She will also appreciate a home with people who have had some previous cat care experience, are financially secure and are fine giving medication. She will enjoy a garden too and a cat flap must be fitted so she can be free to explore her own patch on her own terms. Sue has suffered from some significant hair loss (See pictures) as a result of overgrooming most likely due to an allergy of unknown cause. She is being treated with medication (steroid treatment) every other day in her food as well as a special food diet. This will likely be on-going but may be able to be adjusted with vet consultation. Mayhew can support adopters with meds and food for up to 2 months post adoption.
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.
Sue is currently living in a foster Home while she waits for her forever home. Here is what her foster parents have to say about her: Sue is a gentle, lovely cat who has been a joy to live with. She is very trusting, chatty and companionable, she even comes when she’s called, and clearly enjoys spending time with us. She spends most of the day sleeping, but doesn’t object to sleeping in your lap. She is a big purrer, will jump into your lap for company and loves her tummy and head being tickled. She likes to scratch, so we would recommend that she has a clear and large scratching post. She enjoys playing and her stomach is the way to her heart, she runs towards the kitchen every time we walk there, hoping for a treat.
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