Ying is a prime example of do not judge a book by it’s cover.
He has not had the best start in life and was originally resuced by his family from China. Sadly due to allegies, they could no longer keep him, so he is now looking for his forever home.
When he was rescued he had a awful mite infestation. Whilst this has now cleared up, the effects are still obvious and he currently has bald patches on his back and neck. He does also have quite an endearing mohawk on the back of his neck. His skin does still get bouts of itchiness, he will see our vets shortly to have this looked at, but sadly this can also lead to sore eyes, which on occasion will need treatment.
He is a lovely natured, chatty boy. He loves fuss and tickles and even when he first meets someone new, he is not afraid to come and say hi and ask for some fuss.
Ying will need to be an indoor-only cat as that is all he has ever known. His family will need to accept him for all his quirky looks and be willing to keep on top of any issues that may arise from his previous medical issues. We are hopeful these will be few and far between but he will need to be monitored.
He could live with a small/medium dog who is used to cats, or a cat who has comfortably lived with other cats before. He would be suited to an adult only home, or with a family with children aged 12+
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.