Adorable anxious rescue cat has spent entire pandemic looking for a new home

A nervous rescue cat has been looking for a new home since the start of the pandemic – and she isn’t having much luck thanks to her anxious disposition.

Flick came into the care of the RSPCA Middlesex North West and South Hertfordshire branch in March last year after her previous owner felt she could no longer take care of her.

The kitty, who is five years old, became very stressed when a second cat was introduced her home and she had started urinating in the house.

She was adopted from the RSPCA last year, but was sadly returned after a few weeks as her behavioural problems persisted.

Poor Flick has now waited ten long months throughout the pandemic to find her forever home, and she is looking for an understanding owner who can help her overcome her anxieties.

‘Flick is an anxious cat who has sadly been given up twice because she urinated in the house,’ says Tracy Deamer from the RSPCA.

‘She is a gentle and affectionate feline looking for a quiet home with no children or other pets. She will need someone who will be committed to providing the time, patience and understanding to help her with her anxieties which has led to her behavioural problems.’

Flick has had a thorough health check and staff have confirmed that the cause of her urinating is not medical or due to a lack of litter trays.

‘We believe it is a result of stress and anxiety,’ says Tracy. ‘We have been working hard to socialise her and build up her confidence. She has made lots of progress while in our care and she has learnt to explore the outside with slow introduction. Any adopter will need to continue this gradual process with her.

‘Flick loves human company and playing with her toys. She is a sweet and friendly cat who truly deserves a loving home.’

For more information or to rehome Flick, visit the RSPCA Middlesex North West and South Hertfordshire branch website.

Rehoming in lockdown

The RSPCA continues to rehome during the lockdown, following social distancing guidelines. The charity asks potential adopters to fill out a perfect match form and email it to the centre or branch where the pet is they would like to adopt.

The staff will then arrange a virtual home visit and our officers will deliver the pet to the new owner. This means any potential adopters must live within an hour of the centre or branch they’re adopting from.

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