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23rd May 2019

A sneezy cat is looking for a special new home after being handed into Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre.

Elliot the sneezy catNine-year-old Elliott suffers from chronic rhinitis, which means he is particularly snuffly – something which staff at the centre say may have put off potential owners.

While the tabby puss is prone to bursts of sneezing, staff at the centre, in Lewes Road, Chelwood Gate, say he has a lot of love to give a new owner.

Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre Deputy Manager Tania Marsh said: “Elliott is definitely very snuffly and his condition means he has some damage to the bones in his nose. However, this doesn’t bother him and he is a happy, affectionate chap.

“We think his condition has put off some people from adopting him, which is a shame as would make a lovely pet. We’re looking for a patient and loving owner who can give Elliott the loving home he desperately needs.

“Cats with health conditions may seem like a daunting prospect at first, but in many cases they can be managed well with the right care. Cats like Elliott deserve a safe, warm and loving home as much as any other cat, and we hope we can find a new owner for him soon.”

To find out more about offering a home to Elliott or any of the cats currently available for rehoming at the centre please call 01825 741331 or email

To find out about cats available for rehoming in other areas of the UK, please visit Find-a-cat

The National Cat Adoption Centre is open every day from 10am until 4pm and is a great free day out for all the family.

The centre is situated in Chelwood Gate, on the A275 between Wych Cross and Danehill. To find it using a SatNav, please use the postcode RH17 7DE, or for a map and directions please visit the Find the NCC page

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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 and 36 centres.
  2. Cats Protection’s vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
  3. Please note that Cats Protection's National Cat Centre is based in Chelwood Gate, West Sussex, and is separate to the charity's volunteer-run branch which is situated in nearby Haywards Heath.
  4. Cats Protection’s registered charity number is 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland). 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 in all published material.
  5. More information about the work of Cats Protection can be found at
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