Queenie arrived at Cats Protection Exeter Axhayes Adoption Centre in late 2015. She was a beautiful long haired white cat, who could resist her elegance and charm?!
Queenie was checked over by a vet and was in good health. However, she had unfortunately had a sheltered existence in her early life and now as a seven-year-old cat, she was nervous of everything and would show aggression to her carers and potential adopters. Many visitors to the adoption centre would fall for her good looks and on three occasions Queenie was rehomed to new owners after being provided with full details on her temperament and behaviour – and on the basis that her new owners wanted to work with her to try and resolve some of her issues. Unfortunately Queenie was returned to us on all three of those occasions when her new adopters were unable to cope with her behaviour.
Initially she would hiss and spit and grumble at my presence, as I sat quietly distancing myself from her in her pen reading away she gradually became accustomed to my presence, a real breakthrough was when she fell asleep on my lap.
After her third failed rehoming, I was truly curious to see what this wolf in sheep’s clothing was like in a home. So I decided to take her home to foster her temporarily. The cat was not the only curious creature!
|Queenie became more settled after time and patience|
When Queenie had become more confident she was moved to our Homing & Information Centre in Taunton. Luckily an amazing homing opportunity came up and her new owner came to meet her with a Golden Retriever called Millie. We spent lots of time ensuring their bond and that her new owner understood Queenie’s background and needs. Finally Queenie went home with a great family.
|Queenie gets a special visit from her soon-to-be new owner and dog, Millie|
If you would be interested in fostering and providing help and care to cats like Queenie and the thousands of other cats which come into our care, please visit our website: www.cats.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering