A rose by any other name smells just as sweet, and still has thorns so it seems. Here at the SAA we dont discriminate against some of the more…moody animals in need of good homes. One such animal is our cat Mia-Rose.
She is a beautiful torti cat who really does live up to her name. While she is one of the most beautiful cats I have seen with a very expressive face and distinctive markings, she can be a bit of a hell-cat. It didnt take her long to work up a reputation!
Found living behind the dumpsters of a large shopping mall in one of the worst winters the UK has ever seen, it was obvious she needed help. Being unable to fend for herself had left her skinny and bedraggled but still she kept going. Eventually one of our devoted cat fosterers managed to coax her into a carrier and rescue her from her had life. Did she thank us for it? well, not much!
Still, with the start to life she has had, who can blame her for being a bit grouchy? It is obvious to us that she has been mistreated as she likes everything to be on her terms. She is, however, very much an attention seeker and will sit at the door to her pen a beg for attention. She loves nothing more than to sit on a nice warm lap and providing you keep your hands to yourself she can doze there for hours! Stroking is the difficult thing, unfortunately. There has definitely been some event in her life that has led her to equate hands with pain as she is very quick to defend herself from even the most gental of strokes.
Still, our thorny Rose is still in as much need of a loving home as any of our other cats. She would suit someone living on their own or perhaps a couple that would like to have a cat around the house but who arent wanting to fuss the poor girl all the time. Someone who would not be put off by the odd slash of claws and hissing insults. Someone who has the time and the patience to devote to a cat who so desperately needs a loving home.
If you feel like you are that person then please contact us so we can discuss her condition further. We are desperate to not only find a home for her but to find THE home for her. It is out there somewhere