‘Lonely’ cat is longest resident at RSPCA centre as 400-day wait for forever home goes on

A ‘lonely’ cat is still waiting for a home after 400 days in a Cheshire RSPCA centre.

Sox came into the care of the RSPCA Warrington, Halton and St Helens branch in July 2020, but is still waiting for a home more than a year later.

In that time, the branch says it has rehomed 22 cats, and it has space for 18 at a time, but they are almost full with 15 cats looking for homes.

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Black-and-white Sox, named after his markings, was originally rescued due to welfare concerns along with several other cats – who have all been rehomed.

Animal carers at the centre are baffled as to why Sox has had so little interest.

The RSPCA said Sox is a nervous cat and will take time to become used to his new owners, but his confidence has really grown thanks to all the care he’s receiving from animal carers at the branch.

Jenny Lamb, from the Warrington, Halton and St Helens branch, said: “Sox was very frightened when he arrived but has come on leaps and bounds to being handled and likes to pad on the laps of those he’s comfortable with.

“Poor Sox hasn’t had many enquiries and all his friends have now found their new forever homes. He is still getting used to being picked up and can be nervous, which is holding him back.

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“He truly deserves to have a home to call his own after such a bad start in life. He really is a special boy who needs a special home where he can carry on his progress.

“Sox has made amazing progress and we hope in a home environment, with more one-on-one time, he will progress even further as with people he knows, he is super affectionate and really enjoys receiving attention.

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“He happily plays with toys by himself but also loves a good game of chase with a teaser stick. He is a very chatty boy who enjoys being kept occupied with puzzles and enrichment.

“If you think you could be the one for him then please get in touch.”

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