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Special home needed for cat born with facial deformity

30 August 2019
Special home needed for cat born with facial deformity

A cat with a facial deformity is looking for a new home after being taken in by Cats Protection’s Bridgend Adoption Centre.

One-year-old Arlo was handed into the centre earlier this month after his previous owner was not able to keep him in rented accommodation.   

While staff say Arlo’s deformity may give him a shorter life expectancy, he is currently happy, playful and able to lead a normal life.

Cats Protection’s Bridgend Adoption Centre Manager Sue Dobbs said: “Arlo is an absolute sweetheart, and he’s charmed all the staff at the centre. He may look a bit different from other cats, but he’s got a lot of love to give, and is full of fun and mischief.  

“We’re not able to tell what has caused Arlo’s facial deformity but it doesn’t seem to be causing him a problem at the moment. He has had a thorough vet check, and although he seems healthy, we can’t rule out any further internal issues, which may cause a problem later on. It’s also possible that he may have a shorter life expectancy.

“We really hope this won’t put off prospective owners, as Arlo is such a lovely cat and deserves a happy and loving home.”

To find out more about offering Arlo a home, please email the centre on bridgend@cats.org.ukor telephone 01656 724 396.