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29th August 2019

A cat with a facial deformity is looking for a new home after being taken in by Cats Protection’s Bridgend Adoption Centre.

Tabby cat with Facial deformityOne-year-old Arlo was handed into the centre earlier this month after his previous owner was not able to keep him in rented accommodation.

While staff say Arlo’s deformity may give him a shorter life expectancy, he is currently happy, playful and able to lead a normal life.

Cats Protection’s Bridgend Adoption Centre Manager Sue Dobbs said: “Arlo is an absolute sweetheart, and he’s charmed all the staff at the centre. He may look a bit different from other cats, but he’s got a lot of love to give, and is full of fun and mischief.

“We’re not able to tell what has caused Arlo’s facial deformity but it doesn’t seem to be causing him a problem at the moment. He has had a thorough vet check, and although he seems healthy, we can’t rule out any further internal issues, which may cause a problem later on. It’s also possible that he may have a shorter life expectancy.

“We really hope this won’t put off prospective owners, as Arlo is such a lovely cat and deserves a happy and loving home.”

To find out more about offering Arlo a home, please email the centre on or telephone 01656 724 396.


For a photo or more information, please contact Cats Protection’s Media Office by emailing or phone 01825 741 911.

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 around 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. 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.
  4. More information about the work of Cats Protection can be found at
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