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Cat bought online looks for new home

A black and white cat, who was bought online and later left no longer wanted, is now on the lookout for a new home.

MayhewThe one-year-old, named Noddy, was purchased from a website after the buyer recently lost one of their cats and decided to get another. Before buying they hadn’t checked Noddy’s background and didn’t know whether he would get along with their other cat.

Unfortunately the buyer wasn’t given advice and support on how to introduce the cats correctly and, sadly, Noddy took an instant disliking to their other cat.

The buyer said they were promised by the seller that they could return the cat within a week, however when they attempted to do so, the seller refused and said they had moved.

The cat was then taken to the Mayhew Animal Home.

Mayhew’s cat welfare coordinator, Georgina Disney, said: “Had the buyer visited a rescue shelter like Mayhew to adopt a new cat, we would have made sure that the kitty they adopted was cat friendly and that they had all the advice and support they needed to ensure a slow and proper induction was done with their other cat.

“Since being in our care, we have assessed that Noddy does not like other cats and therefore we do not recommend he lives in a household with another cat.”

After receiving a thorough health check from Mayhew’s Vet Team at their on-site Community Vet Clinic, Mayhew staff put Noddy in foster with one of their experienced carers, so he could enjoy a home environment.

Noddy has now been put up for adoption on Mayhew’s website and anyone who is interested in adopting Noddy or any other cats in Mayhew’s care, can visit www.themayhew.org/adopt or call 020 8962 8000.

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