Ronnie is a real heartbreaker. He’s a hunky chap who dribbles when he’s happy.

He came into the care of the RSPCA last November, with five other cats, when his owner could no longer care for them. Although he is 10, he looks younger. He is very friendly and the RSPCA describe him as an “angel”.

If you would like his angelic presence to grace your home, call 0300 123 0746 or meet him at the Cat Adoption Centre, Burket Close, Southall UB2 4JS.

It’s always a poignant moment, at a rehoming centre, when an animal leaves for their new life. Settling a cat into their new home needs to be done carefully. It can take several weeks for a cat to feel relaxed in its new home.

When they first arrive, it’s important to have already prepared a secure room with everything they need. This should include food, water, litter tray, somewhere to hide, choice of sleeping places, a scratching post and space to play.

Once the cat is comfortable in this space (which may take a few days) and if you have no other pets, you can gradually let them explore more rooms. Let your cat come out of their room on their own accord but keep the room door open so they can return if they want. Make sure all external doors and windows are shut so they can’t escape outside. Be aware, cats can squeeze through the smallest gaps.

Don’t let your cat go outside until they have fully adjusted to their new home and know where their food comes from. This takes at least 3-4 weeks. When you let them out, do it when they are hungry so you can tempt them back inside with food until they are used to coming back to the house freely and you know they feel at home.

Ronnie’s ready for all this and more.

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