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    Shelter Caturday - Velvet

    NewsShelter Caturday!Friday 08 January 2016
    Every Saturday we run a special feature on a rescue cat looking for a loving home. This week the spotlight is on Velvet, a real sweetheart who loves being around people and is now looking for her forever home.

    Established in 1860, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home aims to never turn away a dog or cat in need of help. They reunite lost dogs and cats with their owners; when they can’t do this they care for them until new owners can be found for them. They also work hard to educate the public about responsible pet ownership including microchipping, neutering and training. This includes educational talks and visits to schools and organisations, events, and publications. They help care for over 9000 cats & dogs a year - including Velvet, a real sweetheart who loves to be around people and is now in search of her forever home.


    Name: Velvet

    Sex: Female

    Age: 2 Years 1 Months

    Breed: Domestic Medium Hair

    Battersea: Reference; 342040

    Adorable Velvet has had a lot to contend with in her short life. She was found with her kittens by a railway track and had spent some time living as a stray before being brought in to Battersea.

    Despite her tough start, she is a real sweetheart and loves to be around people, enjoying strokes and catnip. 

    Her kittens have now flown the nest and Velvet is searching for a home of her own, with a plentiful supply of strokes, affection and a warm bed.

    Battersea screens all cats on arrival for the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Velvet has tested positive. FIV is a slow-acting virus and most infected cats live healthy and happy lives for many years. In order to protect the cat population at large from the risk of catching it and to preserve the health of the carrier, Battersea rehomes FIV+ cats to indoor homes. 

    If you think you could offer Velvet a home please contact Battersea Dogs & Cats Home on 0843 509 4444 or contact them by email at [email protected] for more information.

    Could you provide a loving home for a rescue kitty? Have a look for shelters in your local area.




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