This is Hendrix's story
As is the case with many animals we see at Battersea, Hendrix’s owner couldn’t look after him anymore because their circumstances had changed. Although not easy for them, we were glad his owner made the decision to bring him into our care, as we knew our expert staff could give him the love and attention he needed.
When he arrived, Hendrix was very shy and a little overweight. He’d been an indoor cat his whole life and had little interest in the outside world. The staff and volunteers at Battersea could see from his friendly nature that he could be brought out of his shell; it would just take a bit of patience. The team put both time and effort into helping him feel comfortable in his new surroundings and in no time at all, he was happily playing and socialising.
It wasn’t long before Hendrix caught the eye of Kat and Olly. They were immediately taken in by his affectionate nature and decided he would be the perfect addition to their family.
Hendrix settled into his new home very quickly. We gave Kat and Olly tips on how to help improve his diet, so sot only did he lose the extra weight, but he also started to show his inquisitive side. By following our guidance, Kat and Olly were able to help him venture outside and learn how to use a cat flap. Hendrix isn’t a fan of the rain or the win – who is? – but when the sun comes out, he loves to lounge on his bean bag in the garden.
Nowadays, Hendrix enjoys joining Kat and Olly in bed first thing in the morning and running to the front door to greet them when they come back from work. He has brought so much joy to their lives and is never too far when they need a cuddle or a reason to smile.