Sooty the 11 year old cat is a challenge

Sooty the 11 year old cat is a challenge

Beatrice shares her home with three males: her husband George, her son Gerard, and her black cat, Sooty.  While it’s true that Sooty was castrated as a young adult cat, he has still always been a masculine animal, and he is definitely a “he” rather than an “it”. Sooty...
Pashmina the 3 year old cat

Pashmina the 3 year old cat

One evening, Monica noticed that Pashmina was behaving strangely. She was quieter than usual, staying in the corner, grooming herself continually. And when Monica watched carefully, she could see that the cat was repeatedly licking the inside of her left foreleg....
Toby the 8 year old cat

Toby the 8 year old cat

Toby often greets Miriam when she comes home from work. He’s there, on the doorstep, looking up at her, purring. She’s always pleased to see him, but one night last week, she did a double take when she saw him: he looked somehow different to normal. She looked...
Tiger is a one year old Bengal cat

Tiger is a one year old Bengal cat

Tiger is a special type of pedigree cat: there are very few Bengals in this country. When Tasania and her family heard about Bengal cats, with their unique coat markings and intelligent personalities, they decided that they wanted a kitten but there were none...
Sissi was shot by someone with a high powered rifle

Sissi was shot by someone with a high powered rifle

Like most cats, Sissi is a creature of habit: she comes and goes at around the same time each day. Last week, Mark let her outside after her supper: she always goes out for an evening wander. She miaows at the back door when she wants to be let back in. Unusually, she...
Cinnamon’s tail started to drag behind him

Cinnamon’s tail started to drag behind him

Even though he’s just a young adult, Cinnamon has become a creature of habit, coming and going at regular times of the day, sitting in particular places, and eating his food on schedule. Last Saturday, there were several give away signs that something was amiss....
Mischa is a feral cat who has become tame

Mischa is a feral cat who has become tame

Rene first came across Mischa when she turned up at the back door of his partner Alison’s workplace.  She was a typical feral cat, terrified of people but never aggressive. She wouldn’t let anyone come near her, but she was so hungry that she’d let them sit close by...
Persia is a 14 year old with a new lease for life

Persia is a 14 year old with a new lease for life

As she grew older, like many cats, Persia stopped being so thorough about grooming herself. She no longer spent as much time licking and nibbling her coat: she preferred just to sleep. As a result, her coat became matted and unkempt, and  she wouldn’t let Patricia go...
Ruby brings live mice into the house

Ruby brings live mice into the house

If anyone is unlucky enough to get a mouse or rat infestation in their home, one of the obvious suggestions to control the pests is to “get a cat”. Unfortunately for Amanda, the reverse situation has taken place. She didn’t have a problem with mice, but she did have a...
Boots the cat seemed to lose the power in her hind legs

Boots the cat seemed to lose the power in her hind legs

One Saturday morning, Boots started to behave strangely. She had difficulty walking properly on her back legs, and when Maria went up to her, she rolled on her back in a peculiar way. She started to make strange noises, like a cross between purrs and miaows. She...