Feline lonely this Christmas - homeless pets make festive plea

Can you give Tiddles a home this Christmas?Can you give Tiddles a home this Christmas?
Can you give Tiddles a home this Christmas?
Homeless pets currently being cared for by Blue Cross animal carers and volunteers in Thirsk all have just one wish this Christmas '“ to find a loving home.

The charity rehomes thousands of pets every year but some find it harder than others to meet their perfect match - cats like Tiddles, a three-year-old sweet girl who has been homeless for more than 70 days.

She is looking for a quieter home where she will get a fuss and a bit of company.

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She can be playful and likes nothing more than a game followed by a snooze on the sofa.

Will Lamping, Rehoming Centre Manager at Blue Cross in Thirsk, said: “While we try to give all the pets in our care the best Christmas possible with a special dinner, most of them do not enjoy kennel life and would much rather be next to a cosy fire and enjoying the festive season with a family of their own.

“While it is never a good idea to get a pet as a surprise present for someone, for those having a quiet family Christmas it may be a good time of year to take on a pet but Blue Cross urges to consider a rescue who are rehomed responsibly with lifetime support and want nothing more this Christmas than to be in a loving home.”

Summer has been at Blue Cross for more than 60 days, she was found all alone as a stray cat. At just one-year-old, it isn’t known if she has ever had a home of her own during her young life. She was scared when she first arrived but has been showing more of her sweet self now she has gained some confidence.

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Blue Cross rehoming centres will be open up right until Christmas Eve to try to find pets loving homes.

If you can give a pet a home, or if you’d like to donate towards the care of lonely pets in need, click here.

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