I am desperate for help to find a new home for my little princess Bella. She's a medium long hair, small sized, three year old female cat. She's very upset and distressed living with me, I don't know why - and I am so anxious to find her a forever home for her to become the happy purry companion she used to be.
I have had her since she was a kitten of ten weeks old. For the first two years of her life we lived together in a little flat in London, just her and me. Everything was blissful - she slept each night on my pillow, lept into my arms as soon as I got in from work and she was my little angel.
Then I had to go away to Amsterdam with work for nine months - work accommodation wouldn't let me have a cat over there, so she moved in with my mum. While she was there Bella never really settled - she wasn't aggressive, but she was quite independent and rarely settled down for cuddles etc. I worried about her but counted down the days until I could be happy living with her again.
Unfortunately, when I returned to England Bella didn't recognise me at all. Worse, she has become xtremely territorial in the new 3 bedroom house we have moved into. Over the last month, she has attacked me very savagely twice, including once when I ended up in a&e with bleeding and shock. One of the times she had been startled by a loud noise, but the other time seemed to be random - she ran into a room, screaming and biting/scratching me.
The vet has checked her over and there is absolutely nothing wrong physically. I have feliway diffusers on, and she is being treated with Zylkene to relax her. Nothing seems to be working. The only time she is her normal self is at night, when she will sleep on my bed, purr and cuddle up and even curl on the pillow like the old days. However, I am now feeling too scared to let her do this in case she attacks during the night.
I feel like her aggression is being triggered by me somehow. She isnt happy or settled in my house. It is destroying me inside and I feel so guilty. My parents are pushing strongly for me to have her put to sleep, but I don't know how I could do that to an otherwise healthy and gorgeous little cat who I love so much.
Can anyone, suggest ANYWHERE who might be able to take her on? She has always been an indoor cat, but she is keen to go out and I can imagine her settling somewhere outdoors with fields to roam in. In terms of being with other cats, she really liked my mum's neutered male cat Ritchie and would curl up with him - though I have not seen her interact with any other cats so can't guarantee she would get on with all.
I would be eternally grateful for any help at all. I am crying myself to sleep every night about this at the minute.