Longest Keep Cat Finds Perpetually Residence – Hardy’s Story



Ignored moggy, whose care was supported by gamers of Individuals’s Postcode Lottery, has landed on his toes along with his understanding new proprietor

Black-and-white moggy Hardy was one of many longest keep cats at Cats Safety’s Cornwall Adoption Centre till an adopter determined to take an opportunity on him.

Hardy had been in take care of one 12 months, nearly to the day, when Mark Robinson noticed him on the centre’s web site and bought in contact to rearrange a go to.

The clever kitty was a agency favorite with the centre group, however his aversion to hands-on affection earned him the moniker ‘Arms-off Hardy’ and meant it took longer than regular to search out his purr-fect residence.

Operations Supervisor Libby Jepson stated: “We completely beloved Hardy on the centre. He was one of the crucial clever cats we’ve ever had in our care. He beloved a fishing-rod toy and mastered all of our puzzle feeders, however he didn’t wish to be cuddly in any approach – that was merely not for him!

“Hardy actually wanted a particular proprietor who was prepared to work with our Behaviour group to assist him settle in at his personal tempo, with out anticipating speedy direct interplay from him.”

Regional Behaviour Officer, Elin Williams, defined: “Hardy struggled with coming into care, so the centre contacted us within the Behaviour group for assist. I gave them recommendation round managing his stress and frustration ranges, which included including in additional hides and vertical area, giving him his meals in puzzle feeders, and offering play alternatives that enabled him to specific his innate looking behaviours with out by accident hurting his carers.”

“In addition to offering assist for cats which are in Cats Safety’s care, our group affords six months of recommendation to all new adopters so folks can contact us if their new feline pal exhibits any difficult behaviours of their new residence. On this case, I additionally supplied a settling in plan particular to Hardy, so he may put his greatest paw forwards in his new residence.”

Fortunately for Hardy, Mark was very happy to tackle the problem. With entry to a number of out of doors area, outbuildings and caravans, he was in a position to present a perfect setting to permit Hardy loads of freedom to discover and expend his vitality.

Hardy now spends his days following Mark to the greenhouse and workshop, visiting the caravans within the subject, greeting anybody who comes onsite and having fun with a pleasant mud tub on the principle driveway.

He additionally has a favorite chair, which no-one else is now allowed to make use of, and spends a couple of hours every night asleep on Mark’s knee.

Libby added: “We’re so thrilled to see that Hardy has discovered his ceaselessly residence with Mark. We’re so grateful that he got here ahead to supply him a second likelihood.

“I’d additionally wish to thank gamers of Individuals’s Postcode Lottery, who assist us take care of cats like Hardy, by supporting each our cat care prices on the centre and the work of our Behaviour group.”

One other cat at the moment in search of a extra rural house is Rainbow, who has been in care for 3 months now. Rainbow finds a typical home residence fairly demanding, so would profit from dwelling someplace with a number of out of doors area the place she will do a number of exploring and work together along with her human members of the family on her personal phrases.

Should you’re within the Cornwall space and want to think about adopting a feline pal, comparable to Rainbow, you possibly can go to the Cornwall Adoption Centre’s web site at www.cats.org.uk/cornwall or get in contact by way of cornwall@cats.org.uk or 01872 870 575.

These dwelling in different areas of the UK can discover out extra and see cats in want of properties of their space at www.cats.org.uk/adopt-a-cat