Sidney was found abandoned in a box with his Mum and five siblings. It was a real worry he might not make it at all. He arrived at his foster carer’s when he was two months old with a request to keep a close eye onhim as he was a bit wobbly on his feet and had a tendency to shake his head from side to side.
It wasn’t long before he settled into his foster home and became one of the most confident of the kittens.
He’s now six months old and developing into an affectionate, fluffy young cat who is equally at home cuddling up with his foster carer or playing about. He has a reputation for being a determined chap when it comes to finding something nice to eat.
But although he is able to walk, run and jump, his movements can sometimes look a little awkward. This is caused by Bilateral Medial Patellar Luxation affecting his rear knees. He also still occasionally shakes his head from side to side. The vet says that possibly part of his brain did not fully develop and his head shaking is unlikely to go away. Hounslow Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) are, therefore, looking to home Sidney as a cat with special needs.
Under the watchful eye of his foster carer, Sidney is taking his first steps outdoors. So far, he has seemed fine, although slightly clumsy. His new home would need to understand that if the outside is unsuitable for him, he may need to be an indoor cat. If you are interested in homing this gorgeous boy, contact HAWS on 020 8560 5443.
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home are holding a Carol Concert on December 11 from 7pm to 9pm. There will be a Festive Dog Guard of Honour, mulled wine and mince pies. It takes place at St Luke’s Church,Sydney Street SW3 6NH. Tickets are £20 for adults, £10 for children, call 020 7627 9295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.