Diddy is a shy approx 15 year old female cat. Diddy has diabetes, because she is too shy to cope with regular insulin injections she is being fed on a prescription diabetic food. This is a compromise solution to her condition and is not as effective as insulin injections but Diddy's quality of life has to be considered and she is currently managing quite well with this treatment plan.
Diddy is seeking an indoor only home. She does like other cats and would benefit from feline company. If she lives with other cats ideally she should only eat her prescription food - or as far as is practical her own food, again her happiness and quality of life is most important than worrying over the odd mouthful of the wrong food.
We will continue to provide all of Diddy's veterinary care.
MARCH 5th 2020: CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 SITUATION and Adoption Open Days
We have introduced precautionary measuresat our clinics and rescue centres to try and ensure the continued smooth operation of our veterinary and rescue services and to minimise the risks to the health and wellbeing of staff, volunteers and visitors and potential impact upon our animals.
Extra cleaning and hygiene measures including hand washing and sanitising and regular disinfecting of door handles, waiting room, and consulting room is in place. We are also reducing the number of visitors into the main clinic and rescue centre buildings to reduce risk of contamination to a minimum.
Adoption Open Day tours are therefore being temporarily suspended. Anyone with a booked appointment following a successful home visit will be able to visit to meet and choose cats as usual. Reception will also remain open for anyone wishing to drop in during our Adoption Open Day opening hours to register their interest in adopting a cat. We can also be contacted in the usual way by email and phone. Photos and descriptions of cats in our care awaiting new homes will be on our website.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused but trust you will understand the reasons for this decision. We will keep the situation under review.
Please note: We do carry out a pre-adoption home visit. This is an informal visit that takes place in your home. We provide any advice you may need about caring for and settling in new cats or kittens – incl health care, feeding, holiday arrangements, dangers in your home etc. We also look at the location of your home to assess for hazards such as easy access to busy roads or for indoor-only homes to advise on making windows or balconies safe. Our cats have varied temperaments and needs so we also discuss what ‘sort’ of cats would be suitable for you, your family, your lifestyle and your home. Once a successful home visit has been carried out you will be invited back by appointment to meet suitable cats either at our Rescue centre or at our local foster homes and choose your new feline companion(s). If you are interested in offering a home to one or more of our cats you are welcome to visit one of our Adoption Open Days prior to having a home visit but unless you have had a successful home visit you cannot choose or reserve cats at one of our Adoption Days.