Charlotte came into us from another rescue. She had a litter of 3 kittens, who have now found their forever homes, but nobody has yet come forward for mum here.
She is a shy little girl, who will usually be found hiding in her bed. If she does venture out, she will accept some fuss, but is clearly still unsure about this type of interaction. Staff are spending some time in with her each day to help build her confidence. This will be a slow process however we do hope, once in a home and a more settled environment, her confidence will grow.
Charlotte would be best in an adult only home with no other pets. She will need a calm and patient home, who will give her time and space to settle in. Once she has settled, she will want access to the outside, so a home away from busy roads would be best for her.
It is important to give your cat time and space to settle in to their new home. Do not flood your new cat with too many experiences too soon. It is very tempting to show off your new addition to family and friends, but try to resist as much as you can. It is better to take things quietly and slowly – let them learn and get used to their new home environment first, building up trust levels and confidence. Make sure you provide safe places for them to hide, along with litter trays and scratch posts. Most importantly, your new addition will need to know where their litter tray, food and water are.
Have toys available to play with so once settled they can exhibit natural behaviours. Play time, along with grooming can help develop the bond between you and your new addition. Ensure you keep your cats indoors for a number of weeks before letting them out, allowing them time to settle and understand this is their new home.
We do advise that you do keep your cats up to date with flea and worm treatments, along with their yearly booster. Don’t forget to update the chip if you move.