BERYL has already settled into her new home.
LUCY is settling into her new home and is very much adored by her new family.
This is LUNA, we rescued her at 4 months old. When she first arrived she was cuddly but very skittish. She's now the cuddliest cat, she's still only 10 months old now but has grown so much personality in the time we've had her. Now she never stops talking to us!
MONTY is a lap cat. A very clever kitty. Never seen a cat flap till now and already using it (only the indoor one - the outdoor one is locked).
HECKLES sleeps on the end of my bed in her little bed and directly below me (under the bed). She is such a beautiful, sweet, loving little girl. She is getting into our routine and she comes in the living room in the daytime and by evening she’s on the end of our bed waiting for us. Thank you so much, we all love her to bits.
These two recently adopted kittens are enjoying life in their new home. Their mother is GRACIE (see below).
Beautiful GRACIE came into our care as a stray with kittens. Her new owners say "she adores company but rarely chooses to go out. She prefers to be out in the garden when we are. She is such a lovely little thing."
It didn't take long for HAZEL to settle into her new home, she is either running around at 100mph or fast asleep.
SNOWY is very happy in her new home and enjoying exploring her new garden. She has encountered the next door cat through the glass door.
PEACHES is a wonderful little cat who has settled in really well - she sleeps with the dogs and is very happy when they meet - she isn't phased by them all together and if they come into the conservatory always is with them sleeping close. As you can see her bed is my handbag. She is still playful but less so as she explores everything. She is going out onto the patio but remains a bit nervous of going too far always running for the backdoor so it is still work in progress. She is a little character and a joy to me. She has just started coming to me when I call so that gives me more confidence when she goes out properly. She does what Barney did by watching for me when I come home and greeting me at the door.
JASMIN is settling in with her new family and has a new name Jazzy McCat.
This is PIXIE. We got her over a year ago. Shes seriously changed my life so much. She makes me smile, laugh and awwwww so much. She can also be trouble and brings us gifts haha. She really is the best cat I could ask for. Thank you SO MUCH.
Kitten MIKA is settling well into her new home.
These kittens (7 months old) were adopted via direct homing. They are now called COSMO and MAGIC and are settling in beautifully - we just need to successfully integrate them with Amber cat (the sister of our previous black cat Blueberry who we sadly lost in December), which will take a little longer.
HECTOR came into our care as a stray and had to have his ear tips removed from cancerous growths. He was a very shy boy but has quickly blossomed since finding a home with a patient owner. The picture of him in her arms says it all.
I have just managed to get this photo of BLUE having a cuddle with his new brother Bob whilst enjoying the sun on my bed!! He has settled so well he is really happy and a big part of our family. He still isn’t too keen on our dogs but he is learning to live with them and ignore them. We are all so happy that we adopted him and didn’t just go and buy a new kitten.....it’s a nice feeling knowing that we have given him a second chance.
DYLAN came into our care as a stray. But this senior boy landed on all four paws as he is now a resident at the Bath Retirement Home for Cats where he can be found enjoying snoozing in the sunshine.
We invited my mum to stay with us a couple weekends ago not long after she had to have her dog put down. She didn't know we had PIPPIN so it was a little surprise for her when she met him. From the minute she arrived in the house he was constantly round her. When she sat down he was straight on her lap. With us he was in the habit of playing in the evening however with my mum he just settled quietly on her lap and didn't try and play at all. When she went to bed he laid down outside her door and didn't move until she got up in the morning. He did this for the three days whilst she stayed with us and this brought her great comfort. He did the same for me last week when I was dealing with the sudden loss of a dear friend. He is a very special boy who is very loving and brings great comfort when it is most needed.
TWIZZLE looking very settled and relaxed in her new home.
STANLEY is settling in well.
PHOEBE has been adopted by her fosterer who fell in love with her. Phoebe is as gorgeous as ever. She definitely knows she’s our baby now, so much love there! She must hear my car reverse on the drive when I get home from work and is waiting for me at the door. She gives the best welcome home cuddles and kisses. She’ll also follow me around the house meowing for a cuddle at times, I love it!! Here’s a photo of her enjoying the outdoors - now the cat flap is open she hardly goes out but that maybe because she’s a warm weather kitty.
SMUDGE! Adopted from you guys just over 2 years ago. Shes the most craziest, funniest and kindest fur baby we have ever met. Shes perfect. Thank you.
This is TIGA, (originally called Tyger but we changed it). She was with Emma, and had been there for three months. She was an older cat which we wanted. She was all over me when I visited, once home we realised she was a bit of a grump, a real character. We have now had her over two years. Sorry Emma, she still has a weight problem.
This is CHARLEY stretched out trying to get cool in this weather, who we adopted from you in 2018. She’s very content, very rarely ‘swipey’ these days, and mostly if she does it’s playful, and she brings us a lot of gifts, usually little mice, dead and alive!
GEORGE is doing so well and we love him to bits. We are so so pleased with him and so grateful that you’ve trusted us with him. He’s so loving (loves to sit on your lap and have a fuss). He’s also really come out of his shell and loves to play all the time. The last 2 evenings things have really progressed with him and the dogs. He braved it down to the lounge last night and had a little walk around with the dogs laid down in there and then today he’s asleep on my lap on the sofa with the dogs next to us! So we are so pleased with his progress.
HOLLY, aged 14 has landed on all four paws to become a resident at Bath Retirement Home for Cats and has now taken up residence on the bed with the rest of the family of cats.
We adopted MADDIE in October and she settled right in straight away. Her hobbies are stalking little ponies, blissfully sleeping in various spots throughtout the day and eating. But with our first Christmas approaching will the tree survive??
We recently adopted POPPY, the gorgeous tortoiseshell cat who was featured on your Facebook page and I literally fell in love with her the minute I saw her. My partner actually surprised me completely by adopting her for my birthday. I've been without my last cat, who I got from you, for nearly two years now, and I'm so in love with Poppy and enjoying having a cat once again. Thank you for helping to bring her into our lives. Never had a tortoiseshell before but she is perfect! She has settled right in and I couldn't imagine life without her.
POPPY is settling in well. Her 'little ladyship' has been enjoying 4x seasons in one day outside, she's been in and out of her own accord and just walked back in, past the dogs (without hissing). She's been purring, really loudly - which my son commented on as being 'a sound that we haven't heard in the house for a while' - which is true. She's a real sweety, so far, so good. I want to say a huge thank you to Gill, for taking a chance on the fact our location was close to a road, and letting Poppy come and stay with us in October 2018. She had been in Gill’s larger pen for many months, and being tortie & white wasn’t a favourite colour of people’s choice. Luckily, Gill had an inkling that Poppy would cope with our 2x cocker spaniels, one of whom, just has to get her nose SO close to Poppy to say hello! She took a long time to settle and definitely has an independent spirit, but settle-in she has. When she comes and sleeps on the bed, she’s there for hours. She roams, not only our garden, keeping the rodent population in check (carefully negotiating the chickens) as well as having free range in our neighbours garden too - much to their delight! She keeps well away from the road, preferring to take the scenic route over our stone wall, on her daily adventures and late in the evening she takes pride of place by the Aga, normally with a cocker spaniel for company. Gill, thank you so much for saying yes to our adoption, she’s a treasure.
This is the gorgeous OLIVER now called BARNABY, homed end of September. His new owner says he's really at home now and makes himself comfortable on a bed or the sofa. He is VERY affectionate in the evenings. He's a big fan of the sun bed! The perfect cat, what more could I wish for?!
We are so lucky to have adopted GEM from CP. She brings us so much fun, mischief, laughter and affection! She really is the most special kitty and we adore her. Her favourite toys are feather sticks and anything that involves ping pong balls & cardboard boxes! She also loves hiding under things, preferably duvets!
TOMMY, recently homed in Bath has settled in so well. In spite of being a bit wobbly on his pins he determinedly makes it upstairs to bed now with the rest of the clan. He seems to especially like SYLVIE the long haired grey and white lady found wandering in Street last year. She moved to the "Retirement Home" in Bath on December 31st last year. The pair are not in the best of health but are enjoying life and are happy. Long may they continue to be so.
BASIL settled in very quickly - it only took a few days for him to feel confident and happy in his new home. He loves chasing his toys around and also looking out of the window watching the world go by. Although he enjoys playing, he loves to snuggle up on the settee with his owners and loves company. We're so glad that we found Basil and can't imagine life without him!
MO the big black and white fellow who was with his fosterer for over 8 months is over the moon in his new home and very much loved. He was in our care far too long and even had his own photo shoot to help find him a home.
CHARLIE an elderly tabby stray (one of several this summer). The lady who brought him to our notice was keen to adopt him but was concerned about how painfully thin he was. Vets checks highlighted a hyperthyroid condition. He has now started treatment and is in his new forever home with the person who found him. Cats Protection will support veterinary costs for his condition. His new owner says he has settled in well and is so affectionate, it feels like he has always lived with us.
Anyone remember TIGGER? You guys shared a video of him at Westfield Vets where he was recovering having had to have his leg amputated. That was Nov 2018. He is without a doubt the most unsociable cat I have ever met. He doesn't like cuddles, doesn't like sitting on your lap. You take your life in your hands if you give him a tummy tickle. He doesn't mind being brushed, tolerates a head rub and eats for England. The vets frequently tell us off in regards to his weight ... Oh and can he talk... My goodness me. If he doesn't get his own way, it's constant meiow, meiow, meiow. And he has a huge range of notes too!
STORM was adopted at 4 months. He turned 3 this May. Storm wouldn’t even come out of hiding when I first went to see him at Gills. He was very timid & disliked being picked up. Well you can see from the photo he’s far from that these days. He adores his step Bro’s Ianto & Kaleb along with not giving a cats paw about the doggo’s & both he and Ianto regard the mini dachshund as a rather large brown mouse with an irresistible tail to bat in passing, he loves nothing better than a good comb, belly rubs & food (he’s the dustbin of cats). He’s a soppy, floofy bundle of joy & I can’t imagine what life would be like without him in it, we love him beyond words.
CHESTER was homed in November 2017 to a country home near Wells. He is now, at 17 months of age, a fine healthy fellow and much loved by his owners.
The boys (DUDLEY and VINNIE) have really settled in, they have the freedom of house and garden anytime and are always together.
FUDGE was adopted in July 2017. I watched a Street Cat Called Bob & the same night noticed Fudge on the website & as they say the rest is history. We love this man to bits and he rules the house lol as can be seen by picture showing him taking our bed last night so we ended up in the spare room lol. Fudge has fitted in well. He loves his food bless him. Once breakfast is over it's out for an hour and then back for his midday snack and mid morning snooze. Then it's time for tea! After tea it's a wander round the neighbourhoods other cat houses to see if any of them have left any food he can pinch. He likes his play time although sometimes I'm just too tired to play daddy he says lol and let's me know he has had enough with a playful swipe of his paw. He has a little massage off mommy to settle him down on his favourite blanket and then it's bedtime for our big man. Fudge is our beautiful ginger tom who is our baby and rules the house!
POPPY aka Squeaky was adopted in September 2016. It took her several weeks to settle but many things used to upset her, she hated the doorbell and would run into the kitchen and get in the wash basket on top of my fridge/freezer, she also would cower from any one coming into the house. 2 years later she is a different little girl, still has some funny traits but loves her mummy, she is now a lap cat and loves a cuddle and sleeps with me every night. We don't know what she endured before cat protection got her, but with lots of patience and love she is a little cracker now.
ZIGGY SAWDUST (torti) and LOKI MOON. Came to us from you 4 years ago. They may look like they love each other but they certainly have their moments.
Here is our rescue tortie PIXIE. She spent over 4 months in a cage and it has taken many months to win her trust. Now she is a very loving companion who rules the roost!
We've had SOLLY for a few years now (during which time he seems to have forgotten where he left his right leg!!). His job is to keep the local mice/rat population to manageable levels. He certainly does that, we have the mopped up remains to prove it.
This is MR JINGLES, he was elderly and came to us after Oswald. Janet had had Mr J over a year, resigned to keeping him as he was extremely nervous. We only had him 7 months as he had a inoperable throat tumour. He would cuddle in next to us, but never on laps! No visitors knew he existed as they never saw him and he’d cower away upstairs until the car pulled out of the driveway. As an only cat he was coming along fantastically until he got ill. Another cat that just needed a chance of a new home and plenty of time.
TOFAH, came to us late in 2014 after we lost Mr J to cancer. He was found in a transport yard, a lovely friendly cat who clearly had had a home but after 4 months of advertising no one came forward and he wasn’t chipped so he became ours. Janet guessed he was 10. Tofah is a play on words “toe-fur” as he had big furry feet! Sadly we lost him suddenly to HCM in 2018, a condition many bigger build cats suffer from.
CHLOE is our black and white beauty who we adopted in May 2014. Probably the best cat in the whole wide world! She settled in very quickly and is a chatty lady who is always bossing me around! A very much loved member of the family.
I adopted POPPY in 2014. I was looking for a cat for mum. Her previous family had small children who would torment the life out of her so to protect herself she would bite and scratch. It was love at first sight for me (I didn’t realise I was looking for a cat). It took a lot of hard work with her. She would scratch and bite when she was shown any kind of attention, I think she felt that she would get in first before she was attacked. For the first 18mths or so she still would only get on my lap. At night I say to her bedtime and she she races up the stairs, then I get into bed she goes under the covers and she falls asleep with me cuddling her like a teddy bear. Then one day it changed. I was walking with Poppy around my neighbourhood (she likes to go for walks just like a dog) when a group of young children noticed and started laughing at me walking a cat. Poppy went over to the children and rolled over on her back and let the children tickle her belly (photo). This was Poppy’s turning point, from that day she turned the corner, she will get on anyone’s lap as long as I’m nearby. It’s almost as if she feels safe when I’m about. I really cannot recommend adopting an older cat enough, Poppy was 18mths when she adopted me and she had so much love to give and was amazed when she got love back.
SPARKLE was adopted in January 2013 aged approx 14 years old. She had been left behind when the owners moved house! Her fosterer named her Sparkle as she was wearing a sparkly collar. She had a very loud meow and I soon realised she was deaf. She loved to sit on my lap but would grumble if I moved slightly and she hated being brushed. Her eyesight started to fail her and the vet thought she had a brain tumour but medication didn't help to reduce the swelling. Sadly, she passed away a year later.
We are still enjoying being of service to BIBA (on her terms only!), the little tortie who we adopted in August 2013. She is beautiful, but after all this time will still not sit on any laps! Any tips welcome!
WILFRED and JESS are brother & sister and had been in care from April until Sept 2013 when we adopted them. They settled in with us really easily, Wilfred being a boy is very cuddly, but is also the boss, we call him ‘the boss man’, he has to be the first one in or out of the house & the first to eat! Jessica is such a home cat and rarely goes far, but only likes attention on her terms, although she wouldn’t hurt a fly! She is also very good at being an alarm clock and always tickles us awake, her nickname is ‘Miss Tickles or Jessica Rabbit’. Both cats were good when our new baby came along & we never had any trouble, Wilfred ignored him mostly whereas Jess still to this day sleeps in his bedroom & always appears at story time.
TILDA our 3 legged tabby who was adopted March 2012.
This is MIA, I adopted her back in 2011 from Janet. When we got her she was called Smudge. She was such a diva. Unfortunately she went over🌈 December 2015 due to kidney problems. Miss her so much.
BAILEY who we got from you 12 years ago as an adult cat, still laugh when I think it was Gill got him out of the carrier with long gloves on. We said we'd have him from an advert but never met him as he was too far from us. Should of twigged when asked would we take him without seeing him. Daughter in A&E next day, attacked by him. He rules the lane, plays chicken with the cars, attacks dogs, i have a sign on my bank saying slow, cats live here but God we will miss him when he passes over.
This is OSWALD (tabby Manx) my first offical Glastonbury & Wells adoption. He came to me in 2000 after being an adult stray for at least a year and was brought in to CP with a broken leg and then homed to an elderly lady for 18 months before she went into a home. He died in 2014 so he was at least 18, possibly a lot more. He was very temperamental in the early days (years) but came round eventually after years of work!! Thanks Janet!! He was the first of the awkward to home ones I had... pictured here on one of the rare times he curled up with my husbands (even older) cat, Lui who died at the ripe old age of 22.5!