Success stories - Adopt a cat
SUCCESS STORY: Beau Beau (adopted 10 July 2019 - update 4 October 2021)
It takes a very special family to adopt an older cat and one such family were Tracey and Franny who adopted Beau Beau when he was 15 years young on 10 July in 2019.
It was love at first sight when they seen him advertised and he totally stole his family’s hearts the minute he arrived home.
Now two years later, and 17 years young, he doesn’t look or show his age and is a happy, spoiled senior boy who still loves a potter in the garden and Tracy says during lockdown has become even more loving and demanding of regular cuddles and comfy laps. They completely adore him.
SUCCESS STORY: Maeve & Riot (adopted 16 September 2021 - update 2 October 2021)
Beautiful 2-year-old Maeve and her 1-year-old son Riot were adopted on 16 September 2021 by Helen & family and have now been in their forever home for just over 2 weeks.
Helen has let us know that although a little shy to begin with, the wee ones settled in without any bother and love exploring all around the house. They love being where their family are and like sitting on the couch with their Mum or the back of the chair where they can keep an eye on what is going on around them.
They also have their mad half hour play with Riot being the hide n’ seek champion keeping Maeve on her toes looking for him 😸
SUCCESS STORY: Angel (adopted 22 Feb 2021 - update 28 August 2021)
Beautiful 14-year-old Angel was adopted in February 2021 by Lucy & Jordan and a wee update has been received as follows:
Hello! I just wanted to give a 6 month update on precious Angel, who we adopted on 22nd February this year 🥰
Angel has settled in so well and we spend most of our days having snoozy cuddles and playing with Angel’s beloved dangly fishies! She is honestly the sweetest little thing, and everyone who meets her instantly falls in love with her.
She’s just a giant cuddle monster and purrs so loudly during lap time we call her a big tractor(!), though if she can’t sit on a lap for cuddles, she usually has lots of stern words for us 🤣
Angel is just the most wonderful companion and the absolute love of our lives and since having her, we are completely inseparable. We can’t thank the Cats Protection enough for looking after her and all the other lovely cats in their care; she’s honestly the greatest thing that’s ever happened to us and I can only hope she’s as happy as us with her new home and family 🥰
Lucy & Jordan x
SUCCESS STORY: Tate (adopted 25 June 2021 - update 8 August 2021)
Handsome 8-year-old Tate was adopted on 25 June 2021 by Maddy & Calum and a wee update has been received as follows:
Hi there 😊
On International Cat Day (8 August 2021) we just wanted to send a message to say “thank you” to all your volunteers and fosterers for the amazing work that you all do!
We got Tate just over 6 weeks ago now and couldn't imagine life without him. Although nervous at first his cheeky character is coming out more each day and loves nothing more than chasing his bouncy ball or playing tug of war with his string toy.
He loves to sleep on the window sills during the day but always comes for a snuggle in bed during night. He's a lovely gentle soul who has fit in so well with our lifestyle and is definitely part of the family already!
Thanks again for all you do, Maddy, Calum and Tate.
SUCCESS STORY: Dixie & Daisy (adopted 17 June 2021 – update 6 August 2021)
Beautiful sisters Dixie & Daisy were adopted on 17 June 2021 by Susan & family and a wee update & photos have been received as follows:
Dixie & Daisy have been with us now 6 weeks. They were two very nervous wee girls when they arrived, but are gaining confidence by the day. I hope you can see from the photos how settled they are.
Although they were house cats in their first home, they’re loving their first taste of the big outdoors, chasing moths and flies and hiding in bushes.
Thank you for letting us adopt them, and for the fantastic support we received x
SUCCESS STORY: Harley (adopted 2 June 2021 - update 25 July 2021)
Beautiful, 9-year-old Harley was adopted on 2 June 2021 by Conrad & Kirsty and a wee update & photos have been received as follows:
Hello there, we adopted Harley at the beginning of June this year and are emailing with a wee update.
Harley has settled in really well, she's currently enjoying her new access to the garden where she prowls in the bushes, chases flies and hides in our neighbours grass.
When she's inside she spends much of her time chasing strings, sitting in the bathtub (it's been hot!) and sprawling over the floor/couch/bed.
She wakes us up every morning with a little pat on our faces and every day she does something that makes us laugh.
Thank you for letting us adopt her, we can't imagine our home without her.
Conrad & Kirsty x
SUCCESS STORY: Harvey (adopted 28 May 2021 - update 11 July 2021)
Handsome, 13 -year-old Harvey was adopted on 28 May 2021 by Cheryl & family and a wee update & photos have been received as follows:
I adopted Harvey from you and we have been together for six weeks now.
He was described as an older gent who likes eating, sleeping, and lying in the sun. And whilst all of that is true, he’s also a chatty wee soul.
He knows what the morning alarm means (breakfast!). He’s an absolute sweetheart, with a gentle nature, and a rumbling purr.
Here he is, enjoying life in his new home… We are very happy together.
Thanks Cats Protection for bringing us together! xx
SUCCESS STORY: Misty (adopted 21 May 2021 - update 6 July 2021)
Beautiful, 2 & ½ -year-old Misty was adopted on 21 May 2021 by Jenna & family and a wee update & photos have been received as follows:
We adopted Misty, from Cats Protection Glasgow just over 6 weeks ago now, and we just wanted to email to give a little update on her.
She has been so brilliant, and became very comfortable around us so quickly and is so affectionate. We really love her to bits, and can't really imagine not having her around now. She loves finding a wee sunny spot to sleep in and cuddle our hands/arms whenever she's beside us, and likes to keep us company while we work. She loves her food (despite being a very small cat!) and wants to play all the time. I've attached some photos to show how happy and comfortable she is.
We just wanted to say thank you so much to everyone at Cats Protection for their help during the adoption process. It went so smoothly, and it was such a great experience.
The volunteers do such a great job, and we could tell that they really cared about Misty, as well as us. We will recommend Cats Protection to anyone looking for a cat in the future, particularly the Glasgow Branch after they helped bring "wee Misty" into our lives.
Thanks so much again, and I hope you are all well.
SUCCESS STORY: Boo (adopted28 May 2021 - update 27 June 2021)
Beautiful, 6-year-old Boo was adopted on 28 May 2021 by Alan & family and has now been in her furever home just over 4 weeks. Wee update & photos have been received as follows:
Hi, just an update on Boo. She is now owner of the house and has taken over 😂She loves to play and especially loves to hide in her tunnel for ages and will come out when a treat is on the go! She has completely settled in and we can’t imagine life without her.
Thanks again Alan 😊
SUCCESS STORY: Bruce (adopted 27 May 2020 - update 27 May 2021)
Handsome, Bruce was one of our first cats adopted through our new “Hands fee Homing” adoption process and was adopted on 27 May 2020 by Darroch & Melissa.
He has now been in his forever home for 1 year today and we have received a wee update today from Melissa as follows:
Good afternoon 🙂 just wanted to give an update on Bruce since it’s been a year today since myself & Darroch adopted him! Since the minute we got him, he settled in pretty fast by taking over the couch or our bed 😂 he has kept us entertained during lockdown with his cheeky antics and cute little face 🙂
He’s doing great & we couldn’t imagine life without him now 🐱❤️
SUCCESS STORY: Pepper (adopted 13 May 2021 - update 24 May 2021)
1 & ½ -year-old Pepper was adopted on 13 May 2021 by Irene & family and has now been in his “forever” home for nearly 2 weeks. Wee update & photos have been received as follows:
Hi, just an update on Pepper. We adopted Pepper nearly 2 weeks ago and he seems to be settling in to our home really well. He loves looking outside and no doubt is looking forward to being allowed out into the garden soon. Such a beautiful boy and so pleased to have him.
Thank you for letting us adopt him.
SUCCESS STORY: Flash (adopted 17 April 2021 – update 15 May 2021)
2 year old Flash, adopted on 17 April 2021 by Angela & family has now been in his “forever” home for 4 weeks and Angela has sent an update & photos which we would love to share with you:
I just wanted to send on a wee email to let you know that we adopted Flash and he's getting on great!
He is so energetic and yet extremely affectionate and he makes us smile every day. He loves watching over us on top of the fridge and jumping after his feather stick.
He is a gorgeous cat and we are delighted to have been given the chance to make him part of our family.
Ashley and Simon
SUCCESS STORY: Beau (adopted 2 May 2021 - update 9 May 2021)
Handsome 1 & ½ -year-old Beau was adopted on 2 May 2021 by Donna and has been in his forever home for a week.
Donna has forwarded a wee update & some photos as follows:
Hi there, I adopted Beau just over a week ago and he's doing great & settling in so well.
Thanks for letting me adopt him 💜
SUCCESS STORY: Mimi & Piper (adopted 17 July 2020 - update 3 May 2021)
Former branch cats Mimi & Piper were adopted on 17 July 2020 by Suzanne & family when they were just 11 weeks old and they have also just celebrated their 1st Birthday.
A wee update has been received as follows: The wee ones were very shy, timid kittens that needed a lot of tlc but despite their hard start they have both thrived since they arrived.
Mimi (predominantly black) is still the more outgoing - literally can’t wait to jump out the window in the morning! Piper prefers to stick her nose outside but is less adventurous unless it’s to the top of the kitchen units.
They both love a good long nap on the couch after any exertion and bring lots of joy to our home
Mimi & Piper we send our love and would like to wish you both many happy returns x
SUCCESS STORY: Bowie & Bruce (adopted 14 July 2020 -update 2 May 2021)
Former branch cats Bowie & Bruce were adopted by Roseanne & family on 14 July 2020 when they were just 10 weeks old and they have just celebrated their 1st Birthday.
The boys are great bounce of buddies, are very bonded and love being out and about exploring around the garden.
Bowie & Bruce we send our love and would like to wish you both a great birthday weekend x
SUCCESS STORY: Poppy & Misty (adopted 13 March 2021 - update 22 April 2021)
11-year-old sisters Poppy (black & white) and Misty were adopted on 13 March 2021 by Donald & James and have now been in their forever home just over 5 weeks.
A wee update has been received as follows:
Poppy and Misty are settling in very well! Poppy is now sleeping up on the couch and has been spotted on the lower levels of the cat tree which is very exciting. We are really happy that Poppy is climbing a wee bit as we didn't expect her to leave the floor lol.
Misty rules the house and has taken to sleeping on our laps. She also has a job in James's office and attends lots of zoom meetings.
They are both gorgeous cats and we are so happy they have settled in so well.
Donald & James
SUCCESS STORY: Chalky (adopted 19 March 2021 - update 18 April 2021)
Beautiful, graceful 20-year-old Chalky was adopted on 19 March 2021 by Emma and has now been in her forever home 4 weeks.
Emma has forwarded a wee update & photos as follows:
Hi, Chalky has learned to trust now and chooses what she does and when, she is such a diva …. I often call her Lady C!
She was very timid to start with but has settled right in and is now part of the family and furniture.
She loves her food and follows me to kitchen all the time looking for a treat or two lol.
Lovely wee girl for such a golden oldie !!!
I hope all your rescue cats find a good home as it is very rewarding to have a wee companion in the home again x
SUCCESS STORY: Monty (aka Mittens) adopted 3 April 2021 - update 15 April 2021
Handsome 5-year-old Monty (previously Mittens) was adopted on 3 April 2021 by Tim & family and has been in his forever home for nearly 2 weeks.
Tim has forwarded a wee update & some photos as follows:
I thought I'd share some pictures of Mittens (now Monty) now he's been with us for 10 days. As you can see, he's settled in pretty well, and really is an absolute sweetheart. Although his mischievous side does come through on occasions. He loves nothing more than cuddling up on the sofa, or soaking up the heat in the conservatory.
Thank you so much for allowing us to give Monty a forever home.
SUCCESS STORY: Miyu (adopted 4 March 2021 - update 30 March 2021)
Beautiful 8-year- old Miyu was adopted on 4 March 2021 by Diletta & Rebecca and has now been in her forever home for just over 4 weeks.
A wee update has been received as follows:
Hi, we recently adopted Miyu and we thought we would send you some photos of how she’s settling on 💕 we love her so much already and she really feels like part of the family ☺️
She spent the first few days hiding under our bed and coming out now and again to play but now she’s full of cuddles and personality!
We have so much fun playing with her, her favourite … anything with string ☺️💜
SUCCESS STORY: Mema (adopted 18 February 2021 - update 24 March 2021)
Beautiful 3-year- old Mema was adopted on 18 February 2021 by Anne & family and has now been in her forever home for just over a month.
A wee update has been received as follows:
Hello! We wanted to send you a little update on Mema 🐾. She had settled in perfectly to her new home and is gaining more confidence each day. She loves to snuggle up for cuddles and her fave thing to do is chase a ribbon 🎀
Mema ventured outside for the first time yesterday and has done so another 3 times since!
Thank you for making this possible for her and for us 💗.
SUCCESS STORY: Crackers (adopted 19 March 2020 - update 21 March 2021)
Handsome, 10-year-old Crackers was adopted on 19 March 2020 by Mia & family and has been in his forever home for just over a year. You may remember Crackers had come in with a terrible skin condition which we managed to clear up, however, he had lost a lot of fur and was a very slender and needed a special family to spoil him, give him lots of tlc and help him get back to being in full health.
A wee update has been received as follows and what a transformation, you would never guess this was the same wee cat:
Hope you’re all doing well!
I wanted to get in touch as it’s now been a year past since Crackers has been with us since adopting him from you.
He just the best little man and adopting him is the best decision we've ever made. Thanks so much to you all for your amazing work looking after little cats that need help.
His favourite things are cuddling, he loves a cuddle and demands them hourly, he loves sitting in the sun and adores being brushed especially now he’s got his lovely thick coat! We’re absolutely smitten with him.
Here are some pics too that I thought you might like!
SUCCESS STORY: Bob (adopted 3 March 2021 - update 15 March 2021)
Handsome 7-year-old Bob was adopted on 3 March 2021 by Karin and has been in his forever home just over 2 weeks.
Karin has forwarded a wee update & some photos and let us know that Bob has settled in really well and is a beautiful, affectionate boy who seems happy and settled in his furever home.
SUCCESS STORY: Maisie (adopted 4 December 2020 - update 8 March 2021)
Beautiful 7-year-old Maisie was adopted on 4 December 2020 by Andy & Julie and has now been in her “forever” home for 3 months. A wee update has been received which we would like to share with you:
Hi, Maisie has been with us since early December and is settling in nicely. She likes attention but very much on her terms. She likes to sit at the back door and tell the birds and squirrels off and does take off after them on occasion, never getting anywhere near them!
She loves adventuring around the bedroom between 2-4am!
We’ve attached a few pictures
Andy & Julie
SUCCESS STORY: Honey (adopted 17 February 2020 - update 20 February 2021)
Beautiful Honey was adopted on 17 February 2020 by Donna and family and is celebrating her 1 year adoption anniversary today.
Honey is a super sweet cat who has epilepsy, and although Honey has un underlying health issue this never deterred Donna and family who fell in love with her the moment they seen her. A wee update has been received which we would love to share with you.
Hiya, just wanted to give you a wee update on Honey. I adopted her a year ago today, and it's the best thing I ever did ❤️ I love her so much and she makes me so happy every day. She's had a bit of a hard time with seizures but after having another medication added she's been doing great. Xx
SUCCESS STORY: Jasmine & Oscar (adopted 20 october 2020 - update 4 February 2021)
Beautiful tabby female cat Jasmine & her brother Oscar (previously Dobby) were adopted by Christine & family on 20 October 2020 and have now been in their forever home for just over 3 months.
Christine has sent a wee update and let us know that Jasmine & Oscar have both settled in and made themselves right at home and they couldn't imagine life without them.
SUCCESS STORY: Marley (adopted 19 December 2020 - update 17 January 2021)
Here is handsome 2 year old Marley (previously Pepsi) who was adopted just before we closed for Christmas by Hazel & family and he has been in his forever home for 4 weeks.
Malrley’s family have forwarded a wee update & some photos and let us know that he settled in without any bother and has completely taken over the house.
SUCCESS STORY: Edd (adopted January 2017 - update 4 January 2021)
Handsome Eddington was adopted in January 2017 by Katie & family and has now been with his “forever” family for 4 years. Katie has very kindly sent a wee update which we would like to share with you.
Today is the day, four years ago, that we adopted our Eddington, a former stray, from you, and it's time for his annual update. Eddington has grown to enjoy lockdown in our company (he initially thought our presence was INVASIVE): now someone is always on hand to open and shut doors for him (who can be bothered with squeezing through a catflap?), and there are even more opportunities for his beauty to be admired (he very much enjoys being told how gorgeous he is, but then who wouldn't?). He's so good with being brushed, and now turns around ready for me to lift him up so I can get under his tum!
He looks regal and standoffish, but is extremely playful, at his happiest galumping around after his feather on a stick or his catnip nana. One of the photos in the montage below shows his huge furry bum sticking out of his toy basket during early evening selection time. His fanbase continues to grow (check out Eddington and friends on fb!). He is great company, terribly spoiled, and a real character. He is EDDINGTON.
SUCCESS STORY: Bonnie & Clyde (adopted 1 June 2019 - update 3 January 2021)
Former branch siblings Bonnie (grey in colour) & Clyde would love to wish everyone a “Happy New Year”.
Wee ones were adopted on 1 June 2019 by Harvey & family and are best buddies, never far apart and always keeping their family on their toes with their mischievous kitty capers.
With the colder weather they haven’t venture out much, preferring the warmth and comfort of indoors and who can blame them.