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180 cats were rescued in Cornwall in ONE year

180 cats were rescued in Cornwall in ONE year

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 11:12am 16th October 2019. (Updated at 11:18am 16th October 2019)

The RSPCA has revealed that cats remain the most-rescued animal across the UK, including in Cornwall.

180 were taken in by the charity in the Duchy last year alone.

Nationwide, the inspectors saved 22,000 - which works out to more than 60 a day!

Some of the moggies still looking for their forever homes have had a difficult start in life.

Scroll down to meet the animals who need your help in Cornwall.

What does the RSPCA say?

"Sadly we do know that cats are an extremely misunderstood pet and can often find themselves the victims of poor care.

"Our inspectorate is getting calls every day from worried members of the public reporting the cruelty of these animals - and the number of cats we are rescuing is equivalent to 60 per day which is far too high.

"Cats can become victims of air gun attacks as well as poisonings both accidental and deliberate, just like dogs they can also become victims of over breeding and over population.

"We know that the answer to a lot of the problems relating to cats in this country is raising the rates of neutering which in turn will lead to fewer unwanted animals coming into our centres and branches.

"We are calling for cat owners to neuter their cats at around 4 months old, rather than 6 months, which can greatly reduce the risk of them getting pregnant and owners being stuck with an unwanted litter.

"If you are thinking of taking on an animal we would always urge people to look into adopting a rescue pet, as our centres are full of loving cats of all shapes and sizes looking for forever homes".

Cat Welfare Expert, Alice Potter

Meet the animals desperate for forever homes in Cornwall


Rescue Cat Mattie
RSPCA rescue cat, Mattie

15-year-old Domestic Shorthair crossbreed, Mattie, is at the RSPCA centre in St Columb.

"Dear Mattie is a sweet old soul who is looking for a quiet and comfy home to retire to. 

"Mattie hasn't had the easiest life so far and, although he is still very affectionate and lovely, his past has left him with a medical condition that requires a special diet and medication long term, so he would be looking for owners who will be able to keep up with his needs.

"Mattie is such a good boy and loves being around people, he also loves to chat and tell us all his stories.

"Mattie is ready to have his life filled with love and affection - in return you'll have an adorable cat who is desperate for the home he deserves".


You can find out how to give Mattie a home here.


Rescue Cat Buddy
RSPCA rescue cat, Buddy

Two-year-old Domestic Shorthair crossbreed, Buddy, is at the RSPCA centre in St Columb.

"Get ready to fall in love with beautiful Buddy! This handsome lad is so adorable and loving. He adores being around people and can usually be found seeking out the next lap to sit on. 

"Not only is Buddy very sweet but he can also be such a goofball! 

"He loves playing with his favourite toys and rolling around on the floor. Buddy can be nervous to begin with but once he trusts you he opens up into the wonderful character that he is.

"Dear Buddy has been diagnosed with a heart condition but at the moment is not on any medication and is enjoying his life to the full. 

"For this reason we would like Buddy to have a calm, adult only home where he can enjoy as much peace and quiet as he wishes (in between playing with his toys!). 

"Buddy's heart may be a little different but it is still filled with so much love to share with his special someone".


You can find out how to give Buddy a home here.


Rescue Cat Reggie
RSPCA rescue cat, Reggie

11-year-old Domestic Shorthair crossbreed, Reggie, is at the RSPCA centre in St Columb.

"Meet our lovable boy Reggie. This lovely chap is a cat who loves human company for most of the day and, in return, you will be showered with purrs, head bumps and cuddles.

"Reggie can be a playful boy and especially loves his favourite catnip toys. 

"This special lad is looking for his forever home with a family who will give him the life he deserves".


You can find out how to give Reggie a home here.


Rescue Cat Pepper
RSPCA rescue cat, Pepper

Three-year-old Domestic Shorthair crossbreed, Pepper, is at the RSPCA centre in St Columb.

"Peaceful Pepper is seeking her forever home. This dear little soul hasn't had the easiest start in life and has found cattery life difficult. 

"Pepper is a gentle girl who can be shy. Pepper finds it hard to trust people, so her new family will need to be patient and understanding of her needs as a nervous feline. In return you will have a quiet and beautiful companion who will be sure to be soaking up the sun in a comfy spot. 

"Pepper is in desperate need of a cat companion as she is more happy and confident when she has a friend - this cat will need to be friendly and used to having another cat in the home".


You can find out how to give Pepper a home here.

You will find all the cats in need of a forever home in Cornwall, as well as advice on adopting, on theRSPCA website.

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