PLEASE DO NOT CALL AS WE DO NOT HAVE RESOURCES TO COVER FOR ENQUIRIES TO ADOPT ONLY FOR GIVING UP YOUR CAT – PLEASE EMAIL IF YOU WANT TO ADOPT AS WE HAVE ONLINE VOLUNTEERS FOR THAT – as some of our volunteers who are experienced are busy with hospital, etc EMAIL STRAWBERRYRESCUE@OUTLOOK.COM
Gorgeous 4 year old Maine Coon
Indoor only. Loves cats and dogs!
Has a poorly eye (entropion) so we are looking after this with surgery at the end of October 2019 before adoption. She will be available to be reserved after this late November as she also has a sensitive tummy.
Adoption fee is fixed (non-negotiable) at £495 once spay and all vet work done to contribute towards vet bills.
Very sociable and likes children aged 6 plus.
Valeri was part of a group of maine coons that we took in. They were all unspayed and used for breeding. Valeri was in agony with eyelids rolling inwards onto her eyes (much worse on one eye than the other, but remaining extremely loving and cuddley). Others were bone thin, two we thought we would lose despite our vet work and care, but they are still in our care and getting stronger by the day. Valeri is putting on weight and has been vaccinated, spayed and is having surgery to get her out of pain to both eyes. Strawberry are struggling to continue to remain viable longer term, we save cats like Valeri who come needing all vet work which costs us thousands per cat. For her it will easily be £1500 (the eye surgery alone was £1200). We desperately need donations above the adoption fee in order to keep saving the cats. We have also spent £3000 on a group of 10 cats who we took in when no one else would. We need your help.
Before applying for a Strawberry cat please read the following:
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 fosterer’s 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.