Tigger (below left) is a nervous middle-aged cat who needs a kind person with the patience to love her despite her grumpy attitude. A beautiful semi-long-haired tabby, she has been in the care of West Oxfordshire Cats Protection (www. westoxoncats.co.uk) for a whole year without finding a new owner.
Tigger used to live with a family but was terrified by a new arrival, a Staffordshire bull terrier who chased her. She went missing for a while and then her owners decided she’d become too aggressive.
This has made rehoming her difficult. “She’s a bit unpredictable,” says Dorothy Woolford, who is fostering her. “She can nip and scratch. I brush her a little at a time and she likes the first few strokes, but then has soon had enough.”
Tigger would like to come and go without much human interference, but her long hair will need regular brushing. She’s frightened of children, dogs and other cats. If you can give her a quiet home and help her become more friendly, call 08702 099099.
Celia Haddon regrets that she cannot answer all readers’ letters personally. All sick animals should, of course, be taken to a vet.