Hello my name is Jacob and I am approximately 5 years old. Not much is known about my history as I was a stray. I did however come to Raystede with a horrific burn across my back, neck and shoulders, which has required 2 months of treatment and bandaging. Under the care of the vet and the cattery team I have made massive improvement and am now ready to start looking for my forever home. When I came in I was very nervous and suspicious of humans, as if I had been mistreated, which may explain my injury. With the loving care of the cattery staff I have started to show my character and I am starting to become more affectionate. I love a tickle on the neck and a fuss and I will give headbutts too once I know and trust you. I am looking for a very special home with someone who is happy for me to take the time I need to settle in and learn to trust humans again. I am ideally looking for a quiet home, no children please, with kind and gentle people who understand it may take a while for me to settle. In the future, once I have settled, I would like to have a garden of my own. I would probably prefer to be the only cat and no dogs please. I may need a few more weeks here at Raystede before I am ready to go as I really need to be fully healed but I should make a full recovery. If you think you have the right home for me please do call the cattery team for a chat or pop in to see us. Love Jacob xx
As the owner you are responsible for providing everything your cat needs to keep them healthy and happy:
· Companionship - Cats can be quite independent, however many also like to be petted and stroked daily. Some cats are happy around other cats as long as they have their own place to eat and sleep.
· Physical exercise - Access to outside is very important for cats. Introduce outside time slowly once your cat is familiar with your home.
· Mental Stimulation - Activity that keeps their mind busy / toys / scratching posts / training. Cats also love to hunt, so don't be surprised if they bring you 'presents'.
· A healthy diet - Normally two meals a day of the food type and quantity appropriate. Access to clean, fresh water.
· Veterinary care - When needed. Annual health check.
· Comfortable environment - Not too cold, hot, draughty or damp. Your cat will find her favourite places to sleep! Provide a litter tray where appropriate.
· Respect of their needs - Especially ensure children know how to behave around cats to help them build a lasting friendship.
Each cat has specific needs, depending on its age, breed and type. For more info on caring for your cat please order our free pet care guide here: Pet Care Guide