Animal shelter is reading to its cats in East Sussex to build their confidence

Staff an animal shelter in Hastings are reading books with five cats to help them build their confidence and social skills.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 5:13 pm
Tina Nash rescued the cats from a home with 13 cats

Lily, Babs, Pickle, Nutmeg and Basil came into the care of RSPCA Bluebell Ridge Cat Rehoming Centre in Hastings last month, after being rescued from a property in Kent with 13 cats.

The staff have been reading a collection of books called Warrior Cats, a feline fantasy series by Erin Hunter, to help the nervous cats get used to their voice and have some hands-off interaction with people.

Myra Grove, centre manager, said: “They have all come on leaps and bounds since they first came in to us and reading to them is really helping build their confidence. We thought it was only right to treat them to stories about cats too!”

Babs enjoys fuss and will be rehomed with Lily and Pickle

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Lily likes to doze off whilst staff read to her. She will be rehomed alongside Babs and Pickle
Pickle is finding it a little harder to trust but staff know she is capable of loving. She will be rehomed with Lily and Babs
Nutmeg will be rehomed with her pal Basil when they both have enough confidence
Basil will be rehomed with his pal Nutmeg when the gain enough confidence