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Daisy

Sunny Harbour Cat Rescue have been approached to help find Daisy a lovely, gentle, special needs cat a new loving home. Please don’t be deterred as her disability is very minor and affects only her balance and coordination and does not hinder her in any way at all.  Her current owners say:

“Daisy was handed in to our daughter’s vet practice as a stray kitten at about 6 weeks of age. She was very nervous and shaky and it almost looked like she was having seizures. After 24hrs of TLC she had improved and it was apparent the tremors were a neurological problem and not linked to seizures.

She was put with another kitten of similar age who had been hand reared for companionship for both of them and over the next couple of weeks settled down nicely. Once my daughter was satisfied she could manage everything okay she was rehomed as an indoor only cat. The tremors are an ongoing issue- worse when she’s anxious- and she can be very uncoordinated and unsteady on her feet at times.  Daisy’s condition is called cerebellar hypoplasia which can occur in kittens if their mother is infected with a particular virus whilst pregnant. There is no cure but Daisy has adjusted to life fine and copes well and a good balanced healthy diet and low stress is proven to aid the condition.

Due to problems with her balance she will tend to walk with her claws out so needs her nails clipped regularly to stop them catching on things but she’s very well behaved and easy to handle to have this done. It causes her no other medical problems though care needs to be taken should she ever require another anaesthetic as she had a bad recovery from her spay operation due to a reaction to ketamine. She needs to be indoors only, ideally in a quiet home with minimal disruption to avoid stressing her and making her tremors worse. Daisy would be best suited to a home where there were no other cats or young children.  Older teenage children who can understand her difficulties and more predictable in their movements around her would be much better.

If you click on the link below it will take you to a short video of Daisy allowing you to see how she manages with her Wobble.  Daisy is not hindered at all by what we see as a disability but for her it is part of her normal life and she is a happy, lovely, friendly girl.

Video of Daisy

Ideally we would look for a home with no dogs but she would possibly cope with older and quiet dogs that will leave her alone.

Our younger daughter took her in and she lived in an upper flat in Edinburgh until she moved away for work. At this point we took her in, hopefully until our daughter could have her back. As that is now not going to be possible we would like to find a safe home for her as we travel often and Daisy has had to spend too much time in the cattery.”

If you feel you could offer Daisy the indoor, loving home she requires please direct all enquiries to Mandy on (TBC).

Daisy is currently living with her family in Dunfermline.

Dark Handsome Gentleman Seeks Cuddles & Mischief

Yes, were Freddie human and posting in the lonely hearts column I’m pretty sure that is how he would start his advert! 

Picture of Freddie the cat

Freddie High Five!

Looks can be very deceiving and very much so with Freddie. You look at this mature black & white cat with a cataract in 1 eye and think “oh a sweet wee man just looking for home to sleep away his days”. 

Well, you couldn’t be more WRONG!!!!!!  

Pic of Freddie the cat playing

My Feather!

Yup Freddie is 13 years old but unfortunately nobody has told Freddie that! He still thinks he’s a cheeky youngster and he has much more on his mind than just sleeping. Mind you I don’t blame him. He’s fit as a fiddle bar his eye which doesn’t hold him back in the slightest! 

In fact we are forever finding him in places high or low our youngsters wouldn’t have a clue how to get into or on top of.  He’s extremely clever, cheeky and we have to say just so so sooooooo darn huggable & loveable!  You would have to have a heart of stone not to fall for Freddie! 

Freddie keeping his beady eye on us!

Freddie would suit a wide range of homes but we are going to opt for a home where there are no children under 5 years old.  Despite what Freddie thinks we do have to be mindful of his age and also his impaired vision and at the fast pace youngsters and toddlers move it just wouldn’t be fair to Freddie. 

I mentioned his cataract above. It’s mild and doesn’t bother him at all. Vets advice has been to leave it be, so we have! We don’t Foresee it causing future issues other than possibly impairing sight in that eye which Freddie copes with brilliantly.

Freddie says he is ready and eager to join his new family just as soon as they find him.  Could it be you?  

If you feel that you could offer Freddie the loving home that he deserves then please do get in touch via our adoption application process.  Please click here to read about how to apply.

Freddie says Hi! Look closely at his left eye and you will see the eye is opaque from the cataract.

Minnie a Gorgeous Gentle Girl looking for a Quiet Home

Minnie came to us during a very difficult time in her life. We don’t know full details of her former life but know that she hasn’t had the best of starts. 

Her journey with Sunny Harbour Cat Rescue started when she was handed into us in rough shape with a litter of starving, dying kittens. Mum was so weak she could barely feed and look after herself and through self preservation had no choice but to ignore her babies.  She didn’t have access to the food stores she needed and as a result had been unable to produce milk for the babies.  

A sad but all too common occurrence these days. 

Minnie settling down for a snooze

Mum was far too weak to raise her young and we feared for her health so the babies were switched to bottle feeding so that we could concentrate on getting her well. Sadly by the time this little family got to us the kittens little bodies had already been ravaged by starvation and all passed away over 2 to 3 days. 

Minnie however, somehow found her strength to keep fighting and fight she did. It has taken us several months to get Minnie back to full health but she is now fighting fit and ready to embark on a new and much happier chapter in her life. 

Minnie has won over many hearts at Sunny Harbour with her gentle, loving, personality and were we not all from multi cat homes we are sure she would be heading home with one of our staff. 

Minnie requires a cat free home where she will be both now and in the future, an only cat. 

Minnie is terrified of other cats and can as a result of this chase them away aggressively. 

She loves to play with you with interactive toys such as her laser pen or feather Tickler but hasn’t completely worked out the art of self play yet as she has probably not been given the opportunity to learn in her formative years. That said she is Catnip daft and will think nothing of launching a full scale attack on Catnip puff balls or our knottie toys. 

Minnie adores affection now she feels safe at the harbour to enjoy ear rubs and strokes and would benefit greatly from a quiet household with no young children. An understanding cat orientated family is what this gorgeous little girl needs to show her how life should be with loving pawrents. 

At a mere 2 to 3 years old this little girl had so much to offer the right family willing to open their hearts to her. Could that be you? 

We are very sure that once you meet Minnie,  you too will fall for her sweet, gentle, loving nature. She truly is one of the sweetest cats you could meet.

If you feel that you could offer Minnie the loving home that she deserves then please do get in touch via our adoption application process.  Please click here to read about how to apply.

Minnie Exploring