Can you provide the loving, supportive home for our gentle, gentleman giant?
Norris came into our care earlier this year as a very large, intact, unchipped male tom cat who looked as though he’d been used to life on the streets for quite some time. It seems he was quite adept at encouraging people to feed him!!! We can't really say he's sophisticated or refined... with Norris, what you see is what you get!!!
He’s huge, big-footed, clumsy, and you can’t help but love him! He hasn't got too many manners and thinks nothing of accidentally (or actually on purpose!!!) standing on your feet or toes in an attempt to get to his food whilst you’re preparing it. He likes to play when it suits him, and catnip sends him right into mellow mode!!! He has a croaky meow and he makes a funny noise, almost like an acknowledgement but without opening his mouth, a cross between a grunt and a "hmmm" which is rather endearing!!!
So, what's the catch? Well, to be honest, food!!! Norris also has a condition called idiopathic mega colon, no doubt exacerbated by his former life-style and associated diet. It’s essentially a dysfunction / dilation of the colon leading to constipation and it's relatively common in cats, especially around Norris' age.
Whilst he's been in our foster care we've been to successfully monitor and manage his condition by adjusting his diet and medication. In fact, he gets our “Slimmer of The year Award” after losing a significant amount of weight and looking so much better than when he first came into us. Now all that he needs is a sensible diet and a small amount of lactulose each day (to keep him regular!!!) which he readily takes mixed in with each meal. Simples!!!
Norris's passion for food does mean that without close monitoring he could quite easily overeat. For this reason we are looking for a home where Norris is the only cat. This may also mean being an indoor cat unless you’ve got one of those fancy “catios” or a cat-proofed garden!!!
Please do get in touch, either by telephone on 0161 610 2189 (answerphone) or via the Contact Form on our website. Please include your address and a contact telephone number.