I desperately need to find a home for my Mum's cat - my mum unexpectedly died of cancer last month and there is no-one to look after her cat.
Willow is currently living with Mum's partner in Mum's house, but the house has been sold and Mum's partner can't take her with him where he is going. I'm in Ipswich, Suffolk.
Willow is an 8 year old tortoise-shell, has been neutered and is up to date with her jabs (next ones due Oct this year).
She is a bit tempremental, I don't know why but she will let you stroke her for a bit but then she will turn and bite. She was never hurt as a little kitten and was played with regularly so I don't know what has made her be like this. She does rub round you and will sit on your lap - but on her terms. She was taken on by Mum when she was a tiny kitten, so Mum is all she has ever known and is a bit confused now she is gone.
She would need a home without small children because of her tendancy to scratch/bite. She will go outside most of the time during the summer but likes to be in the warm in the winter.
She can go to a home with other cats but she does not like close encounters with them. She will tolerate other cats in the house but if they come too close she will hiss and lash out.
I have checked the cats protection website and they have a waiting list of four to six weeks before they can take a cat in, and this is too long as she will need rehoming before then. I don't want her to go to RSPCA or Blue Cross as I have heard that if they cannot rehome a cat then they put them down - obviously this is a real worry to me because Willow's personality may put some people off taking her.
I'm ideally looking for a home where the owner just loves cats for being cats and will care for them no matter their temprement - I cannot bear the thought of Willow being sentenced to a cage for the next god-knows-how-long because nobody wants her due to her "mood swings"!
I'm willing to deliver the cat to the new owner, or they are welcome to collect from Ipswich, and I'll send her off with her basket, toys, and some food to keep her going for a bit.
Please can anyone help?
Sarah and Willow