Meet Tigger; he is a 5 year old, neutered male cat and a fine example of a ginger tabby. This poor boy hasn’t had the best of luck in life and seems to have been passed from home to home before arriving here in the cattery in July 2007.
Tigger was adopted from the Cats Protection League two years ago; unfortunately, he didn’t get on with the other cat in the household and was passed onto another home. Although he was loved dearly in this household, his feisty nature was a little too much for the younger children who lived there and so he was brought into us.
Very loving and affectionate at times Tigger will come forward for a fuss; however he is a little unpredictable in his behaviour and will let you know when he has had enough and doesn’t want further attention. He obviously has had little or no handling in his early days and is a little cautious about being handled or touched around his back area.
Unfortunately, this is due to the fact that he was probably ill-treated in his early life and feels threatened by too much attention. He spends most of the time inside his pod, hiding under his blanket but this is probably due to the fact that he is unsettled here in the cattery, finding the noises and smells of the environment stressful, so if you cannot see Tigger please ask the animal carer on duty to show you Tigger and his blanket!
Although Tigger can be unpredictable at times, it is clearly due to the anxiety that he feels from his previous treatment but with a patient and understanding owner, we really believe that he will gain confidence and improve. Tigger is fully litter-trained; and given the opportunity of a loving, stable home without other cats or dogs and where children are aged 16+, there is no reason why Tigger won’t become a friendly and loyal companion to anyone willing to give this beautiful cat a second chance. Can you offer Tigger a new loving home where he can get all the love and TLC he deserves?