The three-year-old tabby was handed into Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre in Lewes Road, Chelwood Gate, along with nine other cats after her owner needed to bring the number of cats to a more manageable number.
Although generally in good health, Marie was suffering with an ulcerated eye which needed to be removed to prevent problems in the future.
Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre Deputy Manager Tania Marsh said: “Marie’s owner did the right thing in contacting us when they realised they needed to reduce the number of cats living in the house. Cats are prolific breeders if left unneutered, and numbers can quickly spiral out of control.
“Marie had an ulcerated eye which needed to be removed as it was likely to cause her discomfort and further problems. She’s bounced back very quickly from her surgery and is coming out of her shell more and more every day. She is affectionate, loves to have her head stroked and we’re confident she’ll make a lovely pet.
“While she can undoubtedly live life to the full, she will obviously have some sight impairment so she will need to be indoors during darker hours as she won’t be able to see as well as other cats.”
Marie is one of many cats currently being cared for by staff at the National Cat Adoption Centre. If you are interested in adopting a cat you can find a new feline friend near you.