Hello my name is Hazel. I am 18 months old and looking for a home with my friend Christy. We are both extremely loving, affectionate and friendly cats. Both of us love a lap to sit on and we are both super playful and enjoy chasing toys, especially a simple piece of string. We can potentially live with older children and a small friendly dog. When I first came to Raystede, I had a virus which made me snuffly and sneeze lots. I have had treatment and I have improved a lot but I seem to have been left with what the staff think is a chronic rhinitis/sinusitis issue. Sometimes, I have good days and hardly sneeze at all, and other days I can be very sneezy with a rather snotty nose. This is a condition that will need to be managed and it is most likely that I will need veterinary treatment in the future. We are currently in a foster home and we have discovered that my sneezing gets better when I have access to the great outdoors, which is really good as we both have so much energy to burn off. So we would love a home with a garden since fresh air seems to help. You would need to be happy to put up with me sneezing and being a bit snotty at times, sorry! And possible visits to the vets! But we are such lovely girls, we love each other and both have so much love to give. So we are hoping that there is a special someone out there for us. Christy is very healthy and doesn't sneeze at all. Are you the special person that can offer us our forever home? Please do contact the cattery and they will be happy to discuss my needs with you. Love Hazel (and Christy) xx
As the owner you are responsible for providing everything your cat needs to keep them healthy and happy:
· Companionship - Cats can be quite independent, however many also like to be petted and stroked daily. Some cats are happy around other cats as long as they have their own place to eat and sleep.
· Physical exercise - Access to outside is very important for cats. Introduce outside time slowly once your cat is familiar with your home.
· Mental Stimulation - Activity that keeps their mind busy / toys / scratching posts / training. Cats also love to hunt, so don't be surprised if they bring you 'presents'.
· A healthy diet - Normally two meals a day of the food type and quantity appropriate. Access to clean, fresh water.
· Veterinary care - When needed. Annual health check.
· Comfortable environment - Not too cold, hot, draughty or damp. Your cat will find her favourite places to sleep! Provide a litter tray where appropriate.
· Respect of their needs - Especially ensure children know how to behave around cats to help them build a lasting friendship.
Each cat has specific needs, depending on its age, breed and type. For more info on caring for your cat please order our free pet care guide here: Pet Care Guide