Special Needs Cats
Here at Heronbank Cat Rescue we have a variety of cats with complex needs which therefore need very special homes. Please keep reading to see how you can help.
Would you consider sponsoring one of or special needs cats? These are cats who have injuries or illnesses which mean they need to spend a long time in the rescue. All of these cats are a significant drain on our resources but we believe they are just as entitled to love and care as every other cat. Some may need expensive operations, others are on long term medication, some have to have special diets. Please read our cat’s stories and consider sponsoring one of them. Sponsorship can be done on a monthly standing order or by donating a larger lump sum. This money will go directly into our Special Needs cat fund and will contribute directly to helping the cat of your choice.
Sponsors will also receive a certificate of sponsorship with the story of their chosen cat.
Please pay via PayPal on Heronbankrescue@kittymail.com using the family and friends option and quoting sponsorship and the cats name, or Contact us for the Rescue’s bank details. We are grateful for sponsorship of our cats and kittens. Sponsors will receive updates regularly.
Current Special Needs Cats
🏡 SPECIAL HOME NEEDED 🏡
My name is Carl and I need a home 🏡 🙏 🐾
DOB: 7-8 years
Colour: Black and White
Triple Vaccinated: Yes
Flea and worming: Yes
Cat Lover: Yes
Dog Lover: No
Socialised with children: Untested – he is not a playful cat so won’t be chasing toys and doesn’t like being picked up (it causes him pain) but he loves to be stroked.
Likes being brushed and stroked!!! Dislikes being picked up due to pain.
HISTORY and HEALTH ISSUES: Carl was taken to the vet by a concerned member of the public that had seen him laid in a bush in the same position for nearly a week and knew something was wrong. The vets discovered that Carl has degenerative arthritis which is why he was laid in the same spot for the whole week. He was immediately put on Metacam and will need a low dose of Metacam everyday for the rest of his life to alleviate the pain in his joints. He also has muscle wastage in his back legs from lack of movement so will need to build up his leg muscles. Carls coat is not great, he is filthy from dragging his back end around and not being able to clean himself properly. He will need regular grooming from his forever person. We currently use a dry shampoo most days and give him occasional sponge baths using warm water (with cat shampoo mixed in) and a soft cloth, then dry him using a clean towel.
Character: Carl is NOT a very active cat. He spends his days laying around testing out different soft spaces and begging for food. He absolutely loves being brushed and stroked. He is very food motivated and is really enjoying having food on demand.
Adoption fee: £80
If you are interested in helping Heronbank Cat Rescue to look after these cats and kittens then please consider donating using the PayPal donate button.
We do make every effort to keep the available cats and kittens up to date,