Minnie has come into WARS after being removed from a hoarding household. Due to being around so many other animals she can be a little shy with new people and will need some time to get to know and trust anyone new in her life.
She loves her bed, so when you enter her pen you just see these little eyes staring back at you. You will see from the photos though, with a little time and patience she will start to venture out to say hello and make friends.
She has a favourite to, a rather smelly fish toy, which she loves and carries around with her, so she will insist her fish is adopted with her.
We feel Minnie could love in a home with another cat who is used to having other cats around, however no dogs. As she is a little shy, we think an adult only home or a home with children who are over the age of 12 would be best for her.
Once settled she will want access to the outdoors, so a home away from busy roads is vital
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.