Success Stories of 2016
Below see some of the homing success stories resulting from featuring cats on this 'directs' page in 2016.
Update 26.11.16. Lacey adopted - and Rahima promises to ensure new owner has neutering and full care information.
24.11.16. Lovely fluffy white-and-tabby kitten Lacey needs a new home because her owner-family circumstances have changed, and they can no longer manage to keep a pet.
Daughter of the family, Rahima, confirms: “Lacey is a gorgeous, friendly and healthy girl. She currently lives indoors as she’s not yet been spayed – tho’ Cats Protection have told us about the ‘£5 to neuter your cat’ scheme.
Update 23.12.16. Garden cat Bob has a home for just after Xmas! Good news.
November 16. A 'garden cat called Bob' - whose shoulder-sitting habit has inspired his finder to name him after the film 'A street cat named Bob' - needs a forever home.
Update 7.01.17 - Archie adopted! His 'Mum' Laura is delighted and thanks CP for their help.
Here he is pictured in his new home where new Mum Tanya says 'he has already settled very well'. And already she has transferred his microchip - so he knows he is staying put!
Update 3.11.16. Viewed and adopted today, and already sitting on his new owner's knee! The bestest news for this oldish boy!
20.10.16. A ‘beautiful ginger male, neutered and around 9-years old’ is being cared for in Handsworth and his finder/carer would like to find him a new purr-manent home.
Update 17.10.16. These two adopted within 24 hours of appearing, and already settling well with new owner Mark!
10.16. Two cats, torti Babs and black boy Pepsi, need a new home as owner Marion has a lot of caring responsibilities, and feels she can't cope with the cats too.
Confirms Marion: "Both cats love a fuss, Pepsi more so as he is bold and asks! Babs is more cautious but soon accepts a tickle under the chin. They originated from the same Mum but different litters, and we have had them since they were very young. They are neutered and have no health problems - they enjoy wet and dry food.
3.11.16. Patrick adopted today !
10.10.16. A cute 5-month old kitten, Patrick (whose birthday it is today – he was born on the 10 May) needs a new home as his young owner cannot afford to keep him now.
Update 24.10.16. Neighbours are now taking on white and black Jack. We hope this works out for him.
5.10.2016. Jack the cat needs a home, after living in a garden in Kingstanding for the past month or so.
Trying to give him some care is Valerie, but she has disabilities and is about to move house – and may find it difficult to take Jack with her.
4.11.16. Jess adopted thanks to this page. Viewed and delivered to her new home on 2nd November. Thanks expressed by Melisa for our help.
1.10.16. 'Tuxedo Jess' needs a new home because she doesn't get along too well with the finder's resident puss. Current carer Melisa says she is a 'black and white with a tuxedo fur, around 2 years old, very friendly and has a lovely temperament with her own two-year-old twin daughters'.
Melisa says she has had Jess wormed and spayed to ensure she doesn't get pregnant again.
4.11.16. Good news for Lady. Adopted and looking forward to a much better life - thanks due to several people for 'saving' this cat - including Claire, Diane, Lynn and others.
Update 20.9.16. Sad news is, on vet advice, one of these two sisters has now been PTS. Just Lady, (pictured) who has now been spayed, needs a home. She was rescued from a very sad situation. 6.9.16. Two sisters, Lady and Fluffy, need a kind new home as they have been rescued by their current carer - it is believed they had been kept in a box or cage in a kitchen most of their short lives.
14.10.16. Lovely news in this special 'Black Cat Month' is that Perry has been adopted by a local couple - and 'settled well on his very first day with them'.
His new owner has received a 'cat care sheet' and the opportunity to take up 4-weeks free Petplan.
'Thank you Helen, for taking him in, getting him neutered and chipped, caring for him, and giving him the chance of a purr-fect future'.
4.8.16. A black cat, believed to have been thrown out of a car and dumped in Perry Hall Park, needs someone to give him a safe and secure home.
Update 22.9.16. Snowy has been kindly taken in by another rescue organisation because of the tragic circumstances which led to his needing rehoming.
Thanks to his temporary carer for taking the time to get him neutered first, and we hope he finds his forever home soon.August, 16. Snowy needs a new home because he has been left a homeless stray since his owner died in tragic circumstances.
Update 4.9.16. Stanley has gone off to where his forever home awaits! He will make his lucky adopter a lovely pet!
14.8.16. Young tabby-and-white boy Stanley has the best bushy tail ever! He's also had full vet treatment, and needs a new home because, sadly, he is not getting on too well with the long-stay older resident cats in his house-share.
Update 24.9.16. Daisy's temporary carer/feeder has decided to make it purr-manent! So Daisy is staying put with Robert in Handsworth. Lovely news.
Update 27.8.16. Sahmira informs that all 3 kittens and Mum have been adopted - Mum and one kitten together, and the two tabbies together. She thanks CP for our help.
15.8.16. A mum and 3 x ten-week old kittens are looking for new homes because their owners have gone abroad. Now they are with a kind friend who is caring for them well, has had Mum cat spayed, and says they are 'all now ready for new homes'.
16.8.16. Betty adopted by kind Erdington couple. Paws crossed she will settle down and eventually make friends with the resident cat!
August, 2016. A gorgeous-looking tabby/torti girl turned up in a garden in Walmley in May and needs a new real home as the kind couple who are caring for her have several holidays planned and really can’t keep her.
Update 10.8.16. Both cuties adopted and left for their new home in Cheltenham!
Owner Fiona delighted with the outcome and will be 'keeping in touch with adopter to see how he and they get on'. CP 'glad to help'.
22.7.16. These kittens need a new home as ‘Mum’ got in the family way just before she was due to be spayed, and Daisy and Ziggy plus a little boy were the result!
Update 31 July. Great news for Kitty - viewed and adopted by a couple from Shirley today.
Says June, on behalf of her son, who she visits every day: "Kitty was adopted last November, already spayed, and is now around 19 months old. She is very pretty and friendly and has grown used-to living in a flat, tho' prior to that she had a home where she could enjoy access to a garden. Because of my son's deteriorating condition, it's crucial we find a new home for Kitty - she really deserves it."
7.7.16. Very pretty Kitty needs a new home because her owner has acute health issues and his carers and family members are concerned for Kitty's future.
Update 19 July. Fudge has found a place at the Adoption Centre, so paws crossed she is adopted soon.
7.7.16. Fudge, a young torti whose owner Ann confirms is 'spayed, vaccinated and microchipped' needs a new home because she has been moved into a third floor flat with her tiny baby, and Fudge is just not happy.
Update 18.6.16. Misty adopted today and has left for her new home, and a new companion cat, in Wolverhampton! Great news.
3.6.16. 18-months-old Misty of Kingstanding needs a new home because her owner has several serious health problems and can no longer look after her.
Update 19.6.16. A lovely new home in Walmley - with a garden - has been found for Chilli.
Her previous owner, Kay, who is leaving the area and can't take Chilli with her says : "Yes Chilli has been rehomed now, I am so pleased. I think she will be so much happier now in a house with a garden."
30.5.16. Beautiful black and white girl Chilli needs a new home because her owner will be moving away from the area soon.
Update 14.8.16. Poppy staying put - owner is managing to care for her into her dotage!
14.5.16. Friendly tabby Poppy needs a new home as her elderly owner can't care properly for her any longer.
Update 29.4.16. Good news! All the kittens and the two adult cats mentioned below are on their way to good homes with help from and thanks to the CP welfare team! And within 2 days too!
27.4.16. Five kittens and two adult cats – Kylie and Smudge - need rehoming via Andrea of Shard End.
Update 19.5.16. All the kittens have been collected today, with new homes awaiting! Kieran has thanked CP for their help and advice.
Kieran says the family is keeping the Mum cat, who is very relieved and relaxed now the kittens are gone! She had started 'batting them away!'
Update 18.4.16. Adopted by a nurse from Nottingham. Paws crossed for this lovely pair! (And they were spotted on this website!)
4.4.16. Annie (right) – a six-month old pedigree Persian – needs a new indoor home and can possibly go with her brother Arnie.
Because they are pedigree, both kittens are already used to the indoor ‘apartment’ life.
Update 18.4.16. The local Cats Protection Adoption Centre has taken these two, and we're delighted to say that Suzanne, carer since their owner died, has made an extremely generous donation to CP. We hope the cats are soon adopted and in their forever home.
Update 8.10.16. The owner of Milly and Lilly has not responded to phone calls asking if she would like them to remain on this site, so we believe she has found them a new home or taken accommodation that allows her to keep her cats. We hope so!
26.2.16. Milly and Lilly need a new home, or homes, because their owner is moving and will not be able to take her cats with her to the new tenancy.
28.3.16. Peaches adopted and already settling well - less than a fortnight after she was advertised on this page.
Fortunately, his daughter has been calling in and checking on puss, and says she has 'taken Peaches to the vet, had her vaccinated and microchipped, and the vet confirmed she was in good health. She is spayed too, of course.'
Pretty ginger-girl Peaches needs a new home because her elderly owner is now on his own and is not managing to care for her.
Update 21.2.16. Looks like these two have a new permanent home - will update again when confirmed. 11.2.16. ADOPTED !
Update 8.4.16. Carer Theresa has decided to keep these last two of seven abandoned cats, and thanks CP for all their help in getting the other five adopted.
His current kind carers, Lynn and Garry, have called the very affectionate puss Moogy, taken him to the vet for a once over and some basic treatment, and to build him up have been feeding him every 3 hours.
29.2.16. Update. Moogy adopted ! Now called Moo, and settling in well!
18.2.16. A friendly ginger boy, only half the weight he should be, turned up in a Great Barr back garden at the beginning of February, and needs to be either 'reclaimed' if he has an owner, or adopted by a kind new one.
update 23.2.16. Ted adopted - and Hayley very much relieved and grateful. Says Hayley: I just wanted to let you know that we have managed to rehome Ted with a lovely family and it sounds like he is settling in very well! Thank you very much for your time and effort helping me with this, I was starting to wonder whether there was anyone out there who would want him so I'm very relieved.
Update 21.3.16. These 2 are now on the waiting list for a place at a rescue in Redditch but if someone comes along to adopt in the meantime, that would be wonderful.
Update 5.3.16. Emma adopted by Sue of Erdington and already settling in with her house-mate - Sooty the rabbit!
Relinquisher David and adopter Sue will stay in touch.
11.2.16. Ginger-and-white girl Emma needs a new home as her owner David has to go into hospital, and feels her future would be uncertain with him.
Update 4.3.16. Holly adopted!
Ian said the family who enquired spent half an hour with her, fell in love, and off she went to her new home. Ian also says he'll make a donation over the weekend and thanks us.
11.2.16. Cute torti-girl Holly needs a new home as she’s not happy now a dog and a young baby have come along and stolen the limelight!
Valentine update! Lucky black-cat Boyfriend has been adopted!
Paws crossed that Boyfriend (now Bobby) settles well with his new family - he deserves the very best!
4.2.16. A young adult stray cat – so friendly nick-named Boyfriend by his finder – needs to be offered a loving forever home.
Update 7.2.16. Pretty as a picture Pixel has gone to her new home with a lovely couple in Sutton Coldfield today.
Peter and her new owners are 'pleased as punch' and will meet up again next weekend to ensure everyone is happy and settled. CP Admin will be sending a voucher for 4-weeks free Petplan and a 'care for your cat' leaflet. Pixel was adopted thanks to the CP 'direct scheme' and Peter plans to make a donation - so many CP thanks and our best wishes to Pixel!
Update 8.5.16. Gissy adopted by a lady in Sutton Coldfield. She's keeping in touch with original owner to confirm all is well and puss has settled.
21.3.16. A purr-fect home is on the horizon for Gissy! Another update soon!
26.1.16. Fergus (nick-name Gissy) – a purr-fect grey Persian indoor puss needs a new home – away from babies!
Owner Nikky says that ‘Gissy is three-quarters Persian. She’s initially timid but a loving girl who would sit on anyone’s lap all day once she got to know them.
Update 28.1.16. Family now feel they can't part with him! Best wishes as Gizmo is now staying put !
27.1.16. Update. Several enquiries, but (for the second time!) Leah's owner - despite arthritis and poor health - has decided not to part with her.
Instead, the younger members of the family will give more support.
25.12.15. Great Xmas news for Louie!
Adopted by a kind family in Water Orton - allowing her previous owner to 'move on' in 2016.
*Directs admin confirms that when a cat is vaxed, neutered and microchipped - like Louie - he or she is much more likely to secure a happy new home.
13.1.16 - Felix adopted today by a kind neighbour nearby where he was abandoned. Great News!
Update 24.1.16. Dave adopted by a loving new owner and now has a proper girly name - Tammy!
Update 29.12.15. All three cats (Smudge, Babe and Marmaduke) adopted by the same kind new owner!
We have heard they were met, viewed and petted today, and will go to their new home very soon. We wish them well.
21.11.15. Smudge and Babe need new homes because their owner has sadly died, and daughter Aine is struggling to arrange temporary care for them - the family already has 9 cats and two dogs!
Good news update - 5.12.15. Owner Charlotte e-mailed to say 'just to let you know my friend is going to have my cats which is great because we will still be able to see them and I know that they will be kept together and well looked-after - thank you so much for all your help from charlotte x'
18.11.15. Tabby and white Chubz and black beauty Mini are 2-year old siblings who need a new home because a new human baby in the flat means owner Charlotte can't give them enough attention these days.
Update 30.12.15. Missy and Puss-puss both sorted with the help of CP welfare. Carer Ann thanked CP welfare for 'all they did' for these two cats.
Good news update on Susan - 10.12.15. Spayed with a voucher from CP one day, and adopted the next! And, according to her carer Alex, 'adopted by a lovely couple'.
26.11.15. Latest update - Otto is doing fine at his new abode - getting on well with his new owner and Penny the dog too! See his story on the news pages!
Update 31.1.16. Rose and Maxwell now spoken for, and Amber adopted on 4.1.16.
Update 4.1.16. Amber adopted.
12.1.16. Georgie adopted today!
New owners Paula and Peter will get him neutered, microchipped and plan to insure him with Petplan. Relinquisher Emily spent time with the couple to make sure Georgie was going to a good home, and she is very grateful for the help the Direct scheme offered. 10.1.16. Update. Georgie is due to be neutered AND has a viewing. So paws crossed he will be adopted soon. 15.10.15. Georgie-boy is tabby and white, around 1 year old, and needs a new home because he and the resident 'she' cat are not getting along.
Update 19.11.15. Holly has found a place at the cat sanctuary in Wythall, and everyone hopes she will soon be adopted and live 'happily ever after'. She needed a new home because sadly her owner had died.
Update 19.10.15. Tommie now 'sorted' - looks like his original owner has come forward! A good result.
9.10.15. Tommie (too pretty to be a boy, but he is!) arrived at an Erdington back door early in October.
Update 14.10.15. Minx has now gone to the Adoption Centre, and staff and volunteers there will try to find her a good home.
11.11.15. Update. Honey has won herself a place at the CP Adoption Centre, and we're sure someone super will cat-snap her up.
Thanks for making this happen to Alan, Terri, Sheila - and Jane, who did the driving.
Update 16.11.15. Good news! Brian has been neutered via a CP voucher and someone at the offices where he was hanging around daily has adopted him!
Already he enjoys being an 'owned puss' instead of a stray. Just take a look at him now!
8.10.15. Final update - Caspar adopted and enjoying his new life. Everyone relieved!
3.12.15 - update. Heart-warming to know that his carers kept him indoors for a few days around bonfire night to ensure his safety, and he started to behave like 'their cat' - not trying to rush out once fed.
So they're going to keep him and, instead of buying each other Christmas presents this year, they're gonna club together and get his teeth cleaned and sorted! Now isn't Cubs a lucky boy?
Update 20.9.15. Both Poppy and Sammy adopted via this page. Saddique sat with viewers/potential adopters for an hour making sure everyone was happy and will stay in touch. Good news!
Update 20.10.15. This Hockley Mum and 2 tabby kittens are now staying put - carer Jenny and her children have 'become attached' and, after help from CP in getting them spayed, Jenny has decided to keep them. A good result.
19.15 Update on Tommy and Alfie. Both adopted very locally. Thanks to CP's Andy H for taking photos. A donation to Cats Protection has been given - gratefully received. We now have a new volunteer too!
19.9.15. Good news! Tuppence adopted and has lots of new toys and a pretty pink carrier! She's now settling down with her adopters in her new home in Erdington. Lucky puss and lucky adopter.
Update 11.9.15. Crystal viewed and adopted by a couple from Sutton. She will have a super life now!
30.8.15. Crystal is a 12-week old tabby girl who needs a new home after starting life with a Rottie and then a Staffi - and although she tried to play, they were just too big and heavy for her safety.
Update 29.8.15. Spirit is adopted! Took just five days. Lovely result.
Update 30.8.15. Jet is adopted and her finder/carer, Louise, visited the adopter and is sure she has gone to a really good home.
Good news! Louise spoke too about the importance of neutering, so there won't be a 'jet-stream' of new kittens needing homes!
Update 24.8.15. Owner Olivia has decided to keep Trixy as an indoor cat, now that she is aware she is FIV - ie, an impaired immune system.
We wish them well as there is no reason why 18-month old Trixy can't still enjoy a long and happy life, so long as she remains an indoor cat and gets lots of fuss!
Update October. Charlie and Oscar have now gone to their new home.
Owner Hafsah thanks CP for all the help they've given. The boys look very laid back about the whole thing!
Update 18.8.15. Nilo adopted - hurrah! CP has impressed on his original owner that the voucher sent must be used to ensure Nilo is spayed, otherwise the new owner will soon have 6 kittens to rehome too.
Update 18.6.15. Jess and Indigo both adopted ! Matt thanks CP for support and plans to make a donation - end of the month from his pay packet! Thanks in advance, Matt. Good luck with the new job in the North.
Update 2.8.15. Long Tail adopted by Simon and his family in Great Barr.
Name is now Joey and he's so far doing fine! Nikki of Sutton 'thanks CP for all the help in getting the last kitten in the litter adopted'. She managed to get two adopted herself, and kept one. All will be neutered.
Update 28.6.15. Eight-year old Harriet has met and made her pur-fect match with an older couple and 'was on their laps within the day'!
Her temporary carers, Richard and Nicole, are delighted with Harriet's happy new home - their thanks to the Directs page service.