Shelter Caturday - Sox
Every Saturday we run a special feature on a rescue cat looking for a loving home. This week the spolight is on the gentle Sox - a 14 year old lady looking for a new 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 Sox - a sweet natured girl waiting at Battersea's Old Windsor centre for a new home.
Sox is a beautiful, gentle lady who arrived at Battersea through no fault of her own; sadly her elderly owner was moving to sheltered housing and could not take pets. She is very sweet natured and when she wants a fuss she will softly meow to let you know! She does also have an independent side to her so isn't constantly looking for attention from people. This lady would like a settled, quiet home with no other pets or young children.
Although Sox'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 Sox!
And despite her age, she still enjoys games with catnip toys and investigating. She spent a lot of time outside in her previous home and enjoys exploring her own garden, so would prefer to have a cat flap to come and go as she pleases if her new owners work full time.
This lovely lady is perfect for owners who work full-time and want a laid-back, low-maintainance cat who just wants a lap to sit on for some fuss every once and a while!
If you could offer Sox a home, please contact Battersea Dogs & Cats home on 08435 094444 or contact them by email on at [email protected]. Sox's reference number is 314392.
Could you provide a loving home for a rescue kitty? Have a look for shelters in your local area.