Rescue & Rehoming

Every Burmese cat deserves a safe loving home.

Rescue and rehoming list

Unfortunately some cats find themselves needing new homes for various reasons, often due to changes in personal circumstances of their present owners. If you can help by giving a loving home to one of the beautiful cats listed below please contact the appropriate person or if you wish make a general enquiry concerning rehoming a Burmese please contact our Welfare Officer: Sally Ferguson Tel: 01483 828625 Email: sallyannferguson@hotmail.com or our Asst Welfare Officer: Jane Suckling Tel: 01476 530414 Email: jane@millcats.plus.com

Cats ready for rehome

Bear

Bear is a funny character. He is very affectionate and people-oriented. He’ll follow you about and talk to you loudly and constantly! But oddly, he doesn’t tolerate being patted or fussed over very much. He seems to get overstimulated easily, and he will lash out and bite if someone tries to touch him when he’s a bit wound up. Weirdly, because he loves people so much, it doesn’t seem to occur to him to get up and leave the room when he’s had enough, like most cats would! Our house rule now is no visitors (and especially no children) to touch the cat. Just because he bites quite hard – these aren’t warning nips – and for people who aren’t attending closely, it can seem as though he bites suddenly or out of the blue. The reality is that he has a bunch of predictable (but subtle, and sometimes counterintuitive) cues to say when he isn’t in the mood for touching. My partner and I are rarely bitten these days now that we’re pretty good at reading his quirky ways. But sadly we just can’t seem to make it safe to have him around our daughter and her young friends.

The flip side is that he is a very rewarding cat for someone who is happy for company but who doesn’t feel the need to gush over him. He loves to cuddle! He’s a clever boy, and loves learning tricks for treats, which is quite fun. He can come when called, sit or lie down on command, do somersaults and so on. Every cat sitter we’ve ever had totally falls in love with Bear (Even though he invariably bites them!)

We think he would do best in a home with:

Gentle attentive adults. People who will be patient enough to learn to read his cues. And can provide a good balance of mental stimulation (play, attention, activities) and only short bursts of physical stimulation that can make him agitated (patting).

No children. We don’t think it would be safe to have young children around Bear at all. Because Bear being Bear will want to be involved in all human activities, but then won’t tolerate young children handling him unpredictably, and is very to bite.

Some outdoor territory to call his own. Bear is an indoor-outdoor cat and gets a lot out of climbing and exploring outside, and would go a bit stir crazy being an indoor-only cat, we think.  But ideally his new neighbourhood would be not very dense with cats.  We wonder whether this might be part of his issue at our place – he is often in scrapes with other cats in our street and is especially likely to bite when he comes in from outdoors.

No other cats.  A home with no other pets would probably give him the best chance of settling easily (and being allowed to stay forever!). He has never lived with other cats, so it would be a real gamble. Although Burmese can be quite sociable, he is known to fight with other cats in our neighbourhood, so there’s a fair chance he also wouldn’t like living with other cats.

We’re willing to take time to find the right person/people. We would also happily offer for people to come and spend a day or two with him if they want to get to know him first before deciding. We would also totally take him back if someone adopted him and then changed their mind, rather than let him be ‘passed around’ to another new house.

Contact Sall Ferguson 01483 828625