Updated on 2 August, 2017

Special Featured Cat - Oreo

Oreo, our special featured cat

Oreo is a strapping black and white chap who is 3 to 4 years old. He has whiter-than-white socks and a wonky white moustache that makes us all smile. He is our longest-stay in-pen resident.

Oreo arrived with us in January 2017, and he was really not a happy boy to start with. His previous owner moved away and left him behind, and before coming to us Oreo spent over 6 months on the streets fending for himself as an unneutered tom cat. He was bewildered and his trust was understandably broken.

We have worked hard to rebuild Oreo’s confidence and he has come a long way. He is a purry lad who loves strokes and he will quite happily sit on a lap in the pen corridor, soaking up the attention. He loves food, can sense a sachet being opened a mile off, and if you’ve got ham you will be his best friend in the world.

Whilst very much a reformed character, Oreo can still dole out the occasional unprovoked swipe, and for this reason he needs an adult-only home. These occasional outbursts are quite possible a sign of his frustration at spending so long in a shelter environment. Oreo would really love to get out and about on our grounds. Sadly he doesn’t get on well with other cats, so he has to make do with an enclosed outside pen-back at the moment.

This big boy is ready for a second chance and we are sure he will continue to flourish in a "normal" environment. Could you give him that chance?

If you think you could give Oreo the forever home he so deserves please contact Lothian Cat Rescue on 01875 821025 or come and meet him at our Shelter, situated on the Cockpen Road between Bonnyrigg and Gorebridge. We’re open for visitors daily from noon to 3.30pm.

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