PLEASE DO NOT CALL AS WE DO NOT HAVE RESOURCES TO COVER FOR ENQUIRIES TO ADOPT –ONLY phone FOR GIVING UP YOUR CAT – PLEASE EMAIL IF YOU WANT TO ADOPT AS WE HAVE ONLINE VOLUNTEERS FOR THAT – as some of our volunteers are experienced are busy with hospital, etc EMAIL STRAWBERRYRESCUE@OUTLOOK.COM or message via facebook page.
Minnie aged 14 years or more, was used as a breeding persian exotic for years when younger by her mom, who then became too poorly to keep her anymore. Very sad for Minnie in her old age. Great with other friendly cats. Would adapt to dogs we feel. We have clipped her too long claws, groomed, her eyes and nose need cleaning twice a day. We are told other rescues decline taking oldies.
She is loving, chatty whole bundle of personality. She will have blood tests, vet checks etc. If end of life is identified and cannot be homed, we usually keep in forever foster. She loves life and food.
She is bred ultra faced with barely any nostrils so grunty and snuffley to breathe. If is well enough and vets deem appropriate then we will look at nostril enlargement at our London vet hospital specialist. Rescue uses adoption fees and fundraising to cover vet bills.
Adoption fee usually approx £50 for oldies even if need dental by rescue, bloods etc by rescue before adoption.
WE NEED VET RECORDS FOR PREVIOUSLY OR CURRENTLY OWNED INDOOR ONLY CATS BEFORE YOU CAN ADOPT TO SHOW VET CARE FOR THEM
1. Unless otherwise stated, our cats are strictly indoor only. This means that windows/doors cannot be left open in any room to which the cat has access. A cat cannot be trained to be indoor only – it must be supervised. All members of the house must be in agreement, and understand about keeping doors and windows closed. We are happy to re-home to a flat but, likewise, this means windows closed and no balcony access, unless the balcony is totally cat-proofed (netting all the way), same is true for roof terraces, so that they cannot drop to their death.
2. Unless otherwise stated, we do not re-home to children under 6 years old. If there is nothing stated to contrary, assume the cat cannot go to a child under six. For other cats, please also bear in mind that some cats may also be found to be unsuitable, even for children over 6. WE DO NOT HOME WITH PEOPLE PLANNING CHILDREN, AS SO MANY CATS ARE GIVEN UP JUST BECAUSE CHILDREN ARRIVE OR CATS DEVELOP BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES AFTER BABIES ARRIVING
3. It is a requirement of our adoption policy that lifetime insurance is obtained and maintained for every cat adopted. We provide 5 weeks free insurance with every adoption, but the original policy may not suit you and as we are not financial advisors you should seek out the best and appropriate insurance to suit your own needs.
4. Most cats are in Greater London, Essex or Worcestershire (an hour from Birmingham), with some fostered further afield like Durham at times. See each listing for details – if not detailed it will be Greater London, London or Worcs. Cats cannot be adopted by public transport – you must be able to collect by car or get a taxi home from fosterers home (many get a lift or get a taxi home with cat and things). If you are happy with the above criteria and want to enquire further or reserve a cat, please email.