Shelter Caturday - Madge
Every Saturday we run a special feature on a rescue cat looking for a loving home. Today's star, Madge, was brought into Battersea with an airgun pellet in her neck, but now is looking for a loving retirement home!
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is the well-known backdrop of ITV's Paul O'Grady - For The Love Of Dogs but what you see on the show is only a fraction of the work that the shelter do. Battersea takes on over 9000 cats and dogs a year, including Madge - a sweet lady waiting for a loving family at Battersea's London centre.
Beautiful Madge has certainly been through the wars - when she arrived at Battersea it was obviously that a very cruel individual had shot her with an airgun, as there was a pellet lodged in her neck. Luckily this was successfully removed and she is now on top form for a lady of her age. Despite the cruelty humans have shown her in the past, 12 year old Madge is still very happy to see people and absolutely loves a fuss! She is a sweet-natured and confident girl that will greet you on arrival and will give you a lovely purr when you stroke her.
Although Madge's age may be a concern to some potential owners, there's many benefits of having a senior cat. Cats who are a bit older are more laid-back and far less high-maintanance than a kitten or young cat, which can make them ideal for first-time cat owners. The average life expectancy of a domesticated cat is 15 - 17 years, and with cats frequently living into their 20s you can be sure you will still have many years of happiness left with Madge!
Madge will happily come and sit on your lap to keep you company, so she is the dream companion to watch TV with or an ideal friend for chilled-out evenings at home.
If you could offer Madge a home, please contact Battersea Dogs & Cats home on 08435 094444 or contact them by email on at [email protected]. Madges' reference number is 314411. Potential owners will need to speak to a vet prior to rehoming.
Could you provide a loving home for a rescue kitty? Have a look for shelters in your local area.