Readers may recall a mention of a homeless, blind cat called Angel last year who needed a home. The initial good news was that Angel was rehomed – but sadly owing to a change in her owner’s circumstances, Angel has been returned to the local charity which helped her.
Whilst change is challenging for any animal, especially a rescue one – imagine being blind and facing this upheaval? Volunteers at local charity, Animal Accident Rescue Unit, are keen to get Angel a permanent home promptly.
Her blindness aside, the volunteers agree that there is so much to Angel! A beautiful dark ‘tortie’ cat, she has ‘an adorable character’ and loves company and is suited to a home without other cats, dogs or small children. Whilst taking on a blind cat may seem challenging, as one of the volunteers, experienced with blind cats, highlights: ‘Given time, patience and kindness Angel will soon learn her new home; she’s a quick learner. All she wants is a lovely indoors home to enjoy a settled life.’
Blind cats use their whiskers with heightened other senses to navigate with surprising ease. Indeed the charity’s experienced volunteers provide practical advice on caring for blind cats and agree it is easier than expected.
To be in with chance of providing that fabulous home for Angel call 0115 9984307 – this number is only for queries about Angel. Leave a message with your contact details and postcode for the Adoption Volunteer to respond – or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For emergency calls or other matters, call the lifeline on 0115 9321555, or email as above. The charity is always in urgent need of new cat fosterers.