Jimothy a purrfect pal
SHENTON Park Cat Haven resident Jimothy has found his forever home at Zonta House Women’s Refuge as part of their Companion Cats program.
The eight-year-old colourpoint was rescued from a kitten mill, where he spent his life in a cage.
Cat Haven marketing officer Chandra Woodley said Jimothy had already stolen the hearts of the women at the refuge.
“Many of the women who come to the refuge have fled domestic violence or abuse situation and have had to leave everything behind, and sometimes that includes the family pet,” she said.
“Both Jimothy and the women at the refuge have had such a tough start to life, so it’s great that they can have this new start and they can bring each other comfort and love.”
It is the first time the Cat Haven has rehomed a cat to a women’s refuge.
Zonta House Refuge Association chief executive Kelda Oppermann said the refuge was always looking for new ways to support women who came through the refuge and was excited to partner with the Cat Haven.
“Our hope is that the beautifully natured Jimothy can ease tension and improve moods for women in crisis, who have experienced significant trauma,” she said.
“Jimothy has already settled into the refuge setting with little to no fuss and has already become a valued member of the house.”
Jimothy is welcomed to Zonta House by Leanne Galic, Saloni Singla, Louise Hildred from Cat Haven, Marnie McDonald, Lyndsey O’Reilly and Sharyn Frawley.