Unlucky cats hoping to find a home this International Cat Day

08 AUGUST 2017

It’s International Cat Day on Tuesday 8 August 2017 (today) and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home will be helping the feline residents at the world-famous rescue centre celebrate and hoping it’ll be their lucky day as they continue their search for a new home.
Here are just some of the cats currently on the prowl for a new pad:
Jasper is a loveable five-year-old black and white Domestic Short-hair who has been at Battersea for 93 days. He found cattery life too stressful so is currently finding comfort with a foster carer where he is thriving and even showing off his true cat qualities. Jasper came into the Home because his previous owner was no longer able to look after him. Timid Jasper loves human company and prefers the quiet life where he can snuggle up to his favourite people. A garden is preferable so he can still have a bit of a play close by. This is a cat who has a lot of love to give to a fellow soulmate.
This beautiful big-eyed British Short-hair is four-years-old and on the lookout for her perfect match. This chocolate point princess has been at Battersea for 54 days and shouldn’t be judged on her pretty looks alone. She’s an independent woman and looking for people in a quiet home who will accept her for who she is. She can be a cheeky little madam but an understanding household will be rewarded with her eternal love. A garden will be necessary so she can be at one with herself.
Older lady Pookey is 12 years-old but still loves to play! Pookey was brought into Battersea due to her owner’s change in circumstances and has since been at Battersea for 75 days. Black and white Pookey is a sweet natured but can be worried by lots of noise so would prefer to live in a quiet household where she has the freedom to go in and out as she pleases. Once she trusts you, her owners will be rewarded with her unconditional love.
Six-year-old Suki is an intelligent snow spotted Bengal looking for a large home where she can explore and be the huntress she was born to be. Cross-eyed Suki is a stunner and needs lots of enrichment and space so she can keep busy and have lots of fun. People who understand that Bengals are their own independent cats are a must for Suki, but once there’s a mutual understanding, Suki will be your friend for life.
Jo Puzzo, Cattery Team Leader at Battersea says, "It’s great that there’s an international day celebrating our favourite furry felines. We celebrate the joy of cats everyday here at Battersea and take in a variety of cats of all shapes and sizes. We care for each one as if they were our own until they find new owners. We’re currently full to cat-pacity so would really like to see these cats go home! Cats make special pets and each one is so unique.”
If you would like to enquire about rehoming Jasper, Sheba, Pookey, Suki, or any of the other cats at Battersea, please contact 0800 001 4444 or visit battersea.org.uk.
You can download photos of Jasper, Sheba, Pookey and Suki here.
For more information and images please contact Battersea’s Press Office on 020 7627 9265 or email press@battersea.org.uk
Notes to editors 
  • Established in 1860, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home aims never to turn away a dog or cat in need of our help, caring for them until their owners or loving new homes can be found, no matter how long it takes. We are champions for, and supporters of, vulnerable dogs and cats, determined to create lasting changes for animals in our society. 
  • Since it was founded, Battersea has rescued, reunited and rehomed over 3.1 million dogs and cats.
  • In 2016 the Home cared for over 7000 dogs and cats.
  • Battersea cares for an average of 270 dogs and 200 cats across its three centres at any one time.
  • There is no time limit on how long an animal can stay at the charity but the average stay for a dog is 35 days and 22 days for a cat.
  • In addition to the site in South West London, the Home also has two other centres based at Old Windsor, Berkshire and Brands Hatch, Kent.
  • Battersea Dogs & Cats Home receives no central government funding towards the care of its dogs and cats and relies on the generosity and support of the public to help care for lost and abandoned dogs & cats. To make a donation visit our website or call 0207 627 7883.
  • For further information on Battersea Dogs & Cats Home please visit www.battersea.org.uk.
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