The Daily Telegraph - Saturday - - Coverstory -

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. west­ox­on­ 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.

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