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Moggy mum desperately needs a home

19 March 2017
Moggy mum desperately needs a home

This Mothering Sunday, Cats Protection’s Belfast Adoption Centre is urging would-be cat owners to adopt a mother cat whose kittens have flown the nest.

Many of the female moggies in the charity’s care have done their fair share of child rearing, and the charity says it’s now time for them to relax and enjoy the comfort of a ‘forever home’. 

Belfast Adoption Centre Senior Cat Care Assistant Sarah Rainey said: “We are aware that people tend to choose cute and fluffy kittens but the mum cats that come into our care are just as in need of new homes and can make wonderful family pets. It’s a shame that these cats, who have done a great job raising their kittens, are left on the shelf.”

One super-mum in need of a significant change in luck is Gabrielle. Now her mothering duties are over and her kittens have been rehomed; Gabrielle has been left dreaming of a home of her own. 

Gabrielle was diagnosed with feline asthma by Cats Protection's vets and requires an inhaler a couple of times a day to keep her healthy and happy. However Gabrielle is such a gentle, sweet natured cat that sits patiently to get her inhalers each day and loves to be fussed over afterwards.

Sarah Rainey said: "Gabrielle has won the hearts of everyone around her and now that her kittens have gone she desperately deserves a home of her own."

“However, she is just one of many cat mums that come in to Cats Protection’s care that require loving homes. And whilst kittens do make a lovely addition to any home, we are urging people to give a moggy mum a chance.”

If you would like to adopt Gabrielle please call Cats Protection’s Belfast Adoption Centre on 028 9048 0202 or belfast@cats.org.uk