• Name: Raphael
  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Tabby & White DSH
  • Age: D.O.B. 01.01.17
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Secure Garden
  • Time able to be left : Green: 8-9 hrs
  • Good with Children: No
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: Some, FIV
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Calm, Patient and Understanding Home

Please adopt Raphael!

Sweet Angel Raphael has been at Holly Hedge for a while now.  He came to us as a street cat who found himself in a bad way, and in dire need of some medical attention.  Without having positive human interaction for such a long time, Raphi had gone into himself, and had lost all trust in people.  He was fearful, and would hide away in the hope that the strange new humans couldn’t see him.

After 10 long months here, being cared for, having quiet, calm company and softly spoken conversations, Raphi has slowly gained his trust, and learnt that not all humans are scary after all.  Much to the delight of one very special, long time member of the cattery team, who had been patiently working to rehabilitate sweet Raphi, one Saturday evening Raphi had decided to be a very brave boy and took a leap of faith.  He made the choice to come out and say ‘Hello’ with a head bump and allowed a little fuss.  More pieces of his guard falling away with each future interaction with his carers.  He has also been proving to be a bit of a ladies man!

Raphi is still initially wary, and all interaction has to be on his own terms.  But more and more he will come over for a gentle fuss and delight in the warmth of someone’s lap for a short while.  Raphie does has F.I.V. so will need a home with a cat proof garden or catio as he loves being outside.  But he can’t mix with other cats.

We have no doubt that Raphi would make a great companion to someone who is calm, patient and understands that moving to a new home could potentially set him back again.  So it may be a case of starting from scratch to slowly gain his trust.  But it will be well worth it to have Raphi feeling that spark of hope again.  Please do contact our rehoming team for more information about this special boy.  Thank you so much.

To apply for Raphael, please email  [email protected]  stating your current situation & working hours and reasons for wanting to adopt him.  Please note, we can only accept applications that match his needs.  Therefore, also consider if your work hours and situation will still be suitable on a long term basis.  Thank you.

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