Dedicated to the rescue, care & rehoming of stray, feral, abandoned, mistreated & unwanted cats & kittens

Billy

Dear old Billy was once loved and cared for, but his elderly owner died and her closest relatives had to travel from overseas to take care of her affairs. Sadly she had made that tragic mistake so many people make – she had left no provision for her cat. So nobody knew of his plight and grey-and-white Billy was just left outside. When the relatives arrived, they found poor Billy living rough in the garden but his time alone had not been without incident and he was not un-harmed. We can only believe that somebody had cruelly thrown bleach over him. Although thankfully his skin was unaffected, his beautiful grey fur bore a band, or flash, across his back of bleached orange. Here his fur was brittle and coarse. What a thoughtless act of cruelty, how dangerous for the cat, and how heart-broken his late, elderly owner would have been.


Thankfully, when the relatives reported him to us, there was a space for Billy to come into the charity. We found he was such a lovely cat; looking so old and groggy now, and you cannot believe what somebody’s done to him, but all he wanted was love. Although not a young cat, with only a few teeth, we also found he had an ongoing urine problem which meant he was going to have to continue to see our supporting vet and follow a special diet.


A chance conversation at an Open Day, with a new volunteer who wanted to come and meet Billy, gave him his second chance. Happily this once-treasured boy, with his urinary problems and his brittle orange fur, has gone to live in his very own forever-foster-home and his foster-parents will continue to take him to see our supporting vets. Tonight, and every night through his twilight years, he’ll be safe, he’ll be indoors – and can you guess where he’ll be sleeping now? You guessed it; he’ll be sleeping on the bed! Well, we always say: . . . whose bed is it anyway?


Dear old Billy was once loved and cared for, but his elderly owner died and her closest relatives had to travel from overseas to take care of her affairs. Sadly she had made that tragic mistake so many people make – she had left no provision for her cat. So nobody knew of his plight and grey-and-white Billy was just left outside. When the relatives arrived, they found poor Billy living rough in the garden but his time alone had not been without incident and he was not un-harmed. We can only believe that somebody had cruelly thrown bleach over him. Although thankfully his skin was unaffected, his beautiful grey fur bore a band, or flash, across his back of bleached orange. Here his fur was brittle and coarse. What a thoughtless act of cruelty, how dangerous for the cat, and how heart-broken his late, elderly owner would have been.


Thankfully, when the relatives reported him to us, there was a space for Billy to come into the charity. We found he was such a lovely cat; looking so old and groggy now, and you cannot believe what somebody’s done to him, but all he wanted was love. Although not a young cat, with only a few teeth, we also found he had an ongoing urine problem which meant he was going to have to continue to see our supporting vet and follow a special diet.


A chance conversation at an Open Day, with a new volunteer who wanted to come and meet Billy, gave him his second chance. Happily this once-treasured boy, with his urinary problems and his brittle orange fur, has gone to live in his very own forever-foster-home and his foster-parents will continue to take him to see our supporting vets. Tonight, and every night through his twilight years, he’ll be safe, he’ll be indoors – and can you guess where he’ll be sleeping now? You guessed it; he’ll be sleeping on the bed! Well, we always say: . . . whose bed is it anyway?

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Billy

  • SexMale
  • Year born2005
  • Colour/breedGrey & white domestic longhair
  • Number of sponsors1
  • Reason for fosteringElderly; recurring urinary tract infection

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Caring for Cats
Homing Centre
York Road
Market Weighton
York, YO43 3EE
(Next to Swanvale Vets)

01430 872612

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