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2nd April 2019

A local cat charity is desperately appealing to find special homes for two overlooked cats who have been in care for nearly one year.

Lara (black and white) and Abigail (black) arrived at Cats Protection’s Welwyn & Hatfield Branch heavily pregnant last year. It was also discovered that Lara had an air gun pellet lodged in her leg.

Black and white catNow that all their kittens have been rehomed, volunteers are concerned that Lara and Abigail, who are estimated at being two years old, have been left behind and are being ignored because of their shyness.

“As both cats are wary of people, we are hoping to find homes with experienced owners who are willing to spend time encouraging Lara and Abigail to come out of their shells,” said Carolyne Smith, from Cats Protection’s Welwyn & Hatfield Branch.

“Lara and Abigail are lovely cats who are understandably wary of people. Although they have been making progress and are showing signs of improvement, there is still a long way to go.

“We are hoping people will see past their nervousness, giving them a second chance at finding their forever homes.”

For the adoption fee of £85, Lara and Abigail are microchipped, neutered, vaccinated, up-to-date with their flea and worm treatments and have four weeks of pet insurance.

Anyone interested in adopting Lara or Abigail should email their name, contact details and address to Cats Protection’s Welwyn & Hatfield Branch using Alternatively, call 0345 371 1855.

More information about the branch, and other cats looking for homes, can be found here:

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Notes to editors

  1. Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and helps around 200,000 cats and kittens each year through a national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches, 110 shops and 36 centres.
  2. Cats Protection’s registered charity number is 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland). The charity’s vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
  3. Founded as the Cats Protection League in 1927, the charity adopted the name Cats Protection in 1998. We ask that you use the name Cats Protection when referring to the charity.
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