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Anyone in Cornwall/Devon/SW who would like to give an older cat a home? 2 weeks to rehome him :(

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OneMoreGo Fri 22-Feb-13 14:16:53

I have had my male cat Moon for 12 years, although for the last few years he's been living with my mum as my current place doesn't allow pets and I'm away a lot starting this year. My mum has just moved to somewhere new where she can't have more than 1 cat so he is with me temporarily but I need to rehome him before I go away on the 11th March. Absolutely gutted but I don't have any other options and all my friend already have more than enough cats.

He is black, shorthaired with a white splodge on his chest, like a lot of fuss and is very soppy when he gets to know you. This is him a few years ago. I am so sad I have to say goodbye to him and would live to find him the most loving home I can. Anyone know of anyone in the South West who may be able to adopt him?

saintlyjimjams Fri 22-Feb-13 14:22:24

Oh he's lovely & I would have him but I have 2 cats, a bonkers retriever, & 3 boys including one who's severely autistic so unless he's very laid back he'd probably be very unhappy here sad

OneMoreGo Fri 22-Feb-13 14:25:43

Yeah, he'd probably get pretty stressed out smile Thanks so much for replying though.
He is okay with children out of toddlerhood and above, and other cats - but probably not other dogs.

QueenStromba Sun 24-Feb-13 09:53:00

He's lovely - if I was in the SW I'd have him in a heartbeat.

OneMoreGo Mon 25-Feb-13 11:51:53

Thanks, Queen. I have posted on a local home education facebook group and have had a few leads but still nothing definite yet.

OneMoreGo Tue 05-Mar-13 17:36:47

Bumping as still haven't found anywhere and all the shelters in Cornwall are full sad

cozietoesie Tue 05-Mar-13 17:58:58

Have you tried registering and posting on the catchat rehoming forum. OneMoreGo ? Worth a try.


thecatneuterer Tue 05-Mar-13 18:31:30

Why can your Mum not have more than one cat? Is it her decision or something to do with the landlords? If the latter it would be well worth having a talk with them as two cats are really no more bother than one and I'm sure they wouldn't want to lose a good tenant ... (which you could hint at even if you don't really mean it)

cozietoesie Tue 05-Mar-13 18:37:52

Good thinking catneuterer. OP - you could even have a fall back position of 'on a temporary basis' while you find a home for him. That would buy you some/lots of time.

OneMoreGo Thu 07-Mar-13 18:02:34

Thanks cozie, I rang all the cat shelters in cornwall on Chatchat and he is now on the waiting list at three cats protection places locally, so fingers crossed.

My mum could easily have him but she has refused to, she says he is a pain and she is fed up of him. It is partly the landlord but he is a friend and she is only renting a room from him, the LL has one male cat and my mum has one female cat. The LL was a bit worried about having 2 males together. Basically my mum is being a bit of a knob and this is all very short notice but there's not much I can do. It has made me see her in a different light, that's for sure! She is basically saying he is mine and shrugging... this is technically true but she has lost all compassion and warmth which is a bit upsetting. Having the cat here is also making my sons asthma flare up sad

Anyway, hopefully I will find a shelter place for him soon. Thanks to those who have replied.

cozietoesie Thu 07-Mar-13 19:11:45

Good luck with that, OneMoreGo.

Don't be too harsh on your Mum. Given that she's had him for years, I'd be inclined to gradually find out why she's moved now - and how she is doing both physically and financially. Not really appropriate for this board but just a thought.

OneMoreGo Thu 07-Mar-13 21:43:07

She was evicted for not paying her rent arrears, that's why she moved suddenly - I always gave her money each week for my cat though. She is terrible with money and always has been sad Has loads of other debt (10 grand+) apart from this new lot. I am past trying to manage her life because it's not my job and she repeats the same patterns endlessly - sad that it's affecting those around her now as well though.

cozietoesie Thu 07-Mar-13 21:48:40

Ah well. Hopefully you'll find a good place for Moon to spend his later years.

Let us know how you get on.

OneMoreGo Thu 07-Mar-13 22:34:26

Thank you, I will update smile

OneMoreGo Sat 09-Mar-13 23:18:51

Just the day before I was due to drop him with a friend for a few days while I go away, the local cats protection came through and they took him this afternoon. I cried buckets sad My mum was here when he went and she cried a bit as well. I've had him for close to half my life so I guess it is very sad having to let him go. They said after he has blood tests on Monday he will be fostered out until someone hopefully adopts him, and that he will get lots of fuss and cuddle meantime. I really hope so. Quite sad tonight.
Thanks to those who posted. x

cozietoesie Sat 09-Mar-13 23:22:39

Of course you're sad - but that should be a good outcome for Moon, eh?

Chin up.

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