Posted: Sun 12th Mar 2017

“Please Sir, Can We Have A Home?” – Charles Dickens Cats Seek North Wales Forever Home

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Mar 12th, 2017

Three cats affectionately named after Charles Dickens characters are urgently looking for new homes, from the RSPCA’s Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Oliver Twist, Fagin and Bullseye all arrived at the Centre at the same time, having been signed over into RSPCA Cymru care after their previous owner died. They arrived at Bryn-Y-Maen in mid-February. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

They are three of ten cats who came into the charity’s care from a single Bangor property – all of whom now have names inspired by Charles Dickens’ 1837 book Oliver Twist. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

However, these three young adult cats are not coping very well with cattery life so animal centre staff are keen to find them homes as soon as possible. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The three cats are seeking an experienced cat owner, who can patiently gain their trust. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Oliver Twist is a white young adult cat, with black patches who, unfortunately, is very apprehensive about Animal Centre life, and rarely ventures outside of his pod. He would benefit from an understanding, experienced owner, and would prefer an adult-only household. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Fagin struck up a friendship with Oliver – who are both aged around four years of age – and would also love a patient new owner. He is thought to have spent most of his life to date indoors – but would welcome a new home with the option to, gradually, spend time outdoors. Oliver and Fagin could, potentially, be rehomed together. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Bullseye, meanwhile, is a black and white cat of around four years of age, seeking a patient owner who would work with this Domestic Shorthair crossbreed to adapt to new surroundings. He is a shy cat, who is currently based away from other cats within the cattery pod, but is friendly and affectionate once he builds a relationship with someone. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Chris Butler, Kennel and Cattery Supervisor at RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen, said: “This Dickens-inspired trio are three of ten cats who came into our care at the same time from a property in Bangor, after their previous owner sadly passed away. We’d urge anyone able and willing to add a cat to their family to come and meet them. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We don’t think these cats have spent much time outside, and all three would benefit immensely from an understanding owner who can gradually help them adapt to a new home. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“They’re exceptionally friendly cats once they get to know someone. We are sure the perfect home is out there for Oliver Twist, Fagin and Bullseye. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“In 2016, we re-homed 453 animals from the Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre, and would love Oliver Twist, Fagin and Bullseye to join the list for 2017.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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