The cats below are those that we have helped in our community, often strays or cats who find themselves in the wrong home environment. Here at MK Cat Rescue we are 100% about the cats, giving them a second chance. Enjoy reading their stories x
Over the Christmas break, back in 2018 we received a report of a cat living in a temporary cat shelter. He was not chipped, and as there was no sign of him leaving the garden, we took the decision to admit him into foster on 1 January 2019. He had a dental and was diagnosed with a mild arthritis.
14-year-old Tin Tin is a sweet boy who adores his head being scratched and loved cuddles. He stole everyone’s heart, and all of us were very happy when he found his forever home in mid-May.
We posted Nelson up as a stray cat in early February, he had turned up a few months previously and was living in a wendy house in a lady’s back garden. He was admitted into foster on 28 February 2019. A vet check confirmed that his eye injury was old and required no further treatment, but our Nelson was rather overweight despite being a stray so he needed to lose some weight before he was neutered. In our care Nelson became pretty much a big love bug. He found his forever home in May.
ISLA AND NALA
Isla (left) and Nala (right) were originally born in our care. Sadly, their owner’s circumstances changed when they were 18 months old, so they came back to us to find a loving home. Having been in foster and assessed, it wasn’t essential that they remain together, they were rehomed separately.
Minstrel had been a well-known stray in the area for around 2 years and having admitted into foster it was clear he had some trust issues and he was rather possessive of his food. Once neutered and settled into a foster, his fosterer worked with him slowly to provide assurance that he would have regular source of food and soon he stopped and learnt he could relax as actually everything was ok. He had everything that he needed – accept a home to call his own…well in May 2019 that all changed and here is Minstrel settling in rather well – their patience and giving him time to settle has paid off! Just look at him now!
Tess was admitted into our care on 3 March 2019 and was seen immediately by a vet with a diagnosis of a prolapsed bowel requiring pain relief. We monitored her closely until her stitches were removed and was able to do her business with no discomfort.
Tess at 3 years of age adored being brushed and was considered a little bit of a princess. We were not surprised that she found her loving forever home right after being advertised. We wish her and her new owners every happiness for the future.
SHADOW AND HUNTER
Shadow (left) and Hunter (right) were born in our care, we found their mum heavily pregnant living on the streets. Now renamed Bubbles and Ziggy, these boys are lucky and found a loving home and as you can see have settled in very well.
Leo was handed into our care in February as his owner’s circumstances had changed. At 4 years of age Leo was a very friendly and loving boy who settled well into foster and was neutered whilst in our care. He was adopted by a lovely lady in April, after the Easter Weekend. A couple of days later we received this photo of him in his new home.
Back in November 2018 we successfully trapped a young male in Galley Hill. He wasn’t neutered or chipped and had no idea how to use a litter tray. A vet visit confirmed an eye infection, flea infestation and he required teeth extraction, a bland diet (having lived off left over takeaway meals for months) and had a skin infection. The skin infection has been one of the biggest challenges for us over the last few months, requiring regular steroid injections and ensuring he had a stress-free life as possible. The skin condition is likely to be an on-going medical condition, which MK Cat Rescue will continue to pay for following his adoption. Yes, we are delighted that having been fostered by Angela and her family that they’ve taken the decision to adopt him. We know that Jingles is very happy in the family home and has fallen well and truly on his paws.
Photos: Jingles as a stray [top left], 2 months in foster [bottom left], Jingles now [right].
This lovely 4-year-old little girl found a perfect home with no other animals soon after she was advertised in April.
Badger, this approximately 2-year-old little lad was admitted into our care having turned up before Christmas as a stray in Buckingham. In our care he became the biggest love bug in the entire world and welcomed everyone into his pen with open paws and a big purr.
This beautiful 4-year-old lad was reported to us back in late 2018 as an entire male who had been visiting a family for food most evenings and over a few months they gained his trust just enough to be able to touch his head. We managed to admit Ben into foster in mid-January. Following admission and having been neutered, Ben started to settle but was still very nervous, so we moved him into an indoor foster space where Virginia was able to spend time with him and gain his trust. Ben went from hiding under the bed to being comfortable with Virginia within a few days and so we took the decision to advertise him for rehoming. We are delighted that Ben has now been adopted and found his forever home in mid-March.
ROSALIE AND REMY
Rosalie (left) and Remy (right), the two wonderful 7-year-old torties were signed over because their owner’s personal circumstances had changed. They were given time to settle into foster and were vet checked, and their history made us think if they needed a home together or separately. As they got on well, they were rehomed together in late February.
Our rather affectionate and complex Bruno had been a stray cat for over 2 years before we admitted him into foster in mid November, 2018. We neutered him and he had a major dental. He had trust issues, and he didn’t like feet, so we had to work very hard to gain his confidence. Finally Bruno became a very amazing lad, he was full of love and wiggled his half tail. After being adopted towards the end of February 2019, he fell asleep on the sofa in his new home with pure contentment on his face.
JET AND ROCKET
Having been admitted with their siblings and mum in late September/early October it has been quite a journey with neutering and relocating their feral mum to Debi and Chris tirelessly committing themselves to socialising the kittens. These two lads are two very lucky boys to have been with such a wonderful foster family and we wish them every happiness in their new home.
Lovely Billy was approximately 6 months of age when he was signed over by his owner in January. This delightful little boy was neutered and passed his health-check quickly, so he found a lovely new family in the middle of February.
Loufie was 2 years of age and was sold on Gumtree as a Bengal-type. There has been some discussion both within the team and with others with more experience with pedigrees that he matches more a Savannah-type. We are delighted to announce that our Loufie has been adopted to a lovely lady in High Wycombe. We wish him every happiness in his new home.
Abernathy was brought into foster on 19 December 2018, having been found as a stray in the summer in North MK. Over the summer a concerned member of the public started to gain his trust by feeding him and his fur slowly started to grow back. Abernathy wasn’t chipped or neutered and was a little feisty. After being neutered he spent several weeks in foster, and it became very clear that our lad was not wanting the company of us so we found him a fabulous stable yard where he has the company of horses, woodland and enough space to do what he wants.
Jerry, an approximately 3 year-old boy was admitted into foster in January, having been living in a cat shelter in someone’s front garden in North MK for several months. Not chipped or neutered, we received information from the community that his owner had passed away, leaving him alone. Thankfully he found a lovely lady who took him under her wing. Jerry was neutered and became a very loving, friendly boy. He was adopted by a lovely family towards the end of January, and settled very quickly in his new home.
ROLAND AND EDDIE
They were probably the most challenging of rescues of 2018 for Stewart. Originally reported close to an industrial unit in Bletchley but mum kept moving the kittens and for several weeks one kitten would be spotted with mum, then nothing. Stewart eventually discovered mum was being fed elsewhere and within a week he’d successfully trapped mum and her four kittens. They were scared but far from feral. Later they were moved to an indoor foster to help socialise them. Two of them, Roland and Eddie were rehomed in the middle of January 2019.
Sid was signed over to MK Cat Rescue in late December with his siblings. Reaching maturity he was soon neutered and due to rather relaxed nature rehomed.