Meet Elsie

Elsie is a lovely petite lady on the lookout for her new family after being abandoned by her previous owners. Elsie prefers to keep herself to herself but loves a good head rub on her own terms. Elsie has clearly been deprived of the care she deserves in her previous life and is in need of a patient owner to bring her out of her shell. She appears frustrated in the cattery and can be quite unpredictable during human interaction. She therefore needs a willing owner who understands the feline body language and is happy in the company of a cat who simply acts like a cat. Once a bond has been formed with little Elsie, she would be a lovely pet for companionship. Elsie is in need of an indoor lifestyle to curl up on the couch with her family, but also needs plenty of access to the outdoors after the settling period so her life can become more fulfilling and her frustrations can disappear. We are unsure of her background due to the circumstances she was found in and due to her temperament she would be best suited to a quiet household without children. If you believe you could be a suitable home for this little lady then please enquire.
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Age: Approximately 3 yrs
Sex: Female
Can live with dogs
Can't live with dogs
Can live with cats
Can't live with cats
Can live with children
Can't live with children
Not housetrained

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If you see an animal on our website that you are interested in adopting, you should fill out an Animal Enquiry form. This gives us more details about yourself and your lifestyle to make sure you are a good match for each other. If we get multiple requests for one animal, we will consider them all and choose the most suitable home to match it to a new owner. This will allow everyone interested a fair chance of adopting it
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