This page is to showcase the cats in our care who for various reasons are not available for adoption. Some are long term fosters due to medical issues and some are still on their journey to be ready for a forever home.
As a small charity with limited resources a couple of stray colonies can completely fill us up, have a look below at some of colony cats we currently have with us.
The Tile Hill Massive – 25 cats over 2 years
The Tile Hill colony, were all living in a small very overgrown garden. The homeowner started to feed three stray cats that had wandered into his garden, very quickly these three females caused a population explosion and we rescued 14 cats, 12 of which were very poorly kittens in the first wave. We were able to trap two of the mummy cats which were spayed and returned as the homeowner was happy to have them, the third mummy cat proved elusive and as a result produced two more litters of kittens which were successfully trapped and bought to the centre. Finally early in 2019 the homeowner had gained the trust of the third mummy enough and we were able to bring her in to be spayed and returned to him. We never gave up on this colony, but it just goes to show how many kittens even one unspayed female cat can produce.
Finky is the last remaining cat from the first wave of the Tile Hill massive, all of her brothers and sisters have now been homed. She was the tiniest and the most poorly of a group of very sickly kittens. She is on a special diet and has neurological issues, weighing in at a very small 2kg for a fully grown cat, Finky embodies the phrase ‘Tiny but Mighty’ and has the attitude to match!
Handsome panther Mogwai & his pretty sister Amini came in the second wave from the Tile Hill site, they are still nervous and learning to trust.
Shyan, Flower, Dancer & Basher, the third and final wave from the Tile Hill site. These once feisty babies are still nervous but are finding that humans aren’t so bad, especially when they have food!
Radford Colony – 18 cats 2018
The Radford colony was an emergency situation, these cats and kittens were being attacked by dogs, killed on the road and people were deliberately trying to harm them. The colony was mainly mums and kittens, most have already found new homes, some are on are homing page but these sweethearts are still on their journey.
Etna & Mollie, we believe Etna (calico) is the matriarch of the colony and all of the cats in the colony originated with her, she is sweet but very nervous, her daughter Mollie is less so. Although they are both still learning to trust, they have made real progress so far.
Sweet Annie is just starting to enjoy some home comforts and gentle fusses.
Gentle boy Luca, is the most nervous of the group, but he is getting used to people and definitely likes the regular supply of food!
The most nervous, semi-feral cats that come to us start their journey in Feral Towers. Feral Towers is a very quiet & calm environment where the cats see the same people and are allowed to settle in their own time. The aim of Feral Towers is for the cats to get used to people and once they are confident be moved to our main pens to get more dedicated socialisation. As well as the Radford colony above these are our other FT residents.
Jet & Guy, these beautiful boys came to us as they were going to be put to sleep by another rescue for being FIV+. We do not believe FIV should be a death sentence, there is no reason whatsoever that these cats can’t live the same life as any other cat. The only thing they need is an indoor home, we have successfully homed many FIV cats to indoor homes. These boys are starting to find their feet and like gentle strokes and sitting on the bench together in the run.
Georgia was found at industrial site with her kitten and was already heavily pregnant again. She had her kittens in a foster home and they were all successfully re homed. Georgia doesn’t really like people but loves being in Feral Towers, especially in the run where she likes to lounge on the tree stump. She is making progress and no longer lunges at people, she is on her way.
Long Term Care
The cats below are either in foster care or at our centre, they will never be re homed due to medical or other issues.
Princess Emily as she likes to be known lives long term at our centre as she does not react well in a home environment and reverts to feral behaviour. After three homing attempts we realised Princess Em was far happier being adored and worshipped at the centre.
Marmaduke or Marmy to his friends has a long term medical condition and does not react well in a home environment becoming very food aggressive. At this time we feel this big ginger boy would prefer to be with us and have all the cuddles he wants, or doesn’t when he’s feeling a bit off.
Lovely Lottie was born in our care and it soon became clear that she was not a ‘normal’ kitten, Lottie suffers from Cerebellar Hypoplasia also known as wobbly cat syndrome. This is a neurological condition that affects movement. Due to this we decided she was best to stay in her foster home where she could get the best care. She has been in her home for eight years now, and is most definitely part of the family.
The lovely Friday so called as he was found straying around TGI Friday’s in Binley. Friday is a gorgeous big cat, friendly and fussy, but unable to be homed as he sometimes suffers from sleep incontinence. He has been living happily with a long-term foster carer for the last seven years.