The Blue Cross pet charity in Northiam is appealing to cat lovers to offer a home to a special cat who is a bit wobbly on her feet.
Eight-year-old black cat Maggie has a condition called ataxia, which causes her back legs to shake and makes her wobble a bit when she walks.
She has probably had it since birth but the condition doesn’t affect her quality of life and doesn’t require any treatment. It is also unlikely to get any worse, says the charity.
Maria Steel, Rehoming Centre Manager at Northiam Blue Cross, said: “Maggie is a really sweet chatty cat, who loves attention and sitting on laps for cuddles.
“She does have a few balance issues, but it doesn’t really cause her any problems – she’s just a sweet little cat who will be a lovely, friendly pet for someone. We just need to make sure her new home isn’t too near any busy roads, as she may take a while to cross them.”
Maggie would like to find a lovely new owner to give her a fuss and a groom. She would be happy as an indoor cat, but access to a garden would also be fine.
If you think Maggie could be the perfect new pet for you, contact Blue Cross Northiam on 0300 777 1510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Blue Cross pet rehoming centre in Northiam has been helping homeless and abandoned pets across Sussex and Kent since the late 1960s. The centre finds loving new homes for hundreds of cats and dogs and small pets every year.
The RSPCA has said that black cats are the hardest to re-home, often spending months in rescue centres are being overlooked by people who opt for prettier cats.
An RSPCA spokesperson said: “There is a national problem with rehoming cats of this colour and at any one time around 70 per cent of the cats in our care will be either black or black and white.
“There are a number of reasons for this, including the fact that the fact that black animals tend not to photograph as well.
“We really are puzzled as to why this still happens but we would urge people to never judge a cat by its colour but instead look at its personality first.”
To find out more about the work of Blue Cross or how you could help by volunteering or making a donation, visit www.bluecross.org.uk.
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