Marmalade (pictured above as he is today) was abandoned in a busy town. Being partially sighted, this was very serious
for him and he was in danger of being hit by a car and killed. He was taken in by a local vets and many attempts were made to find his owner. However, he has no microchip and no one came forward to claim him. Willows
was asked to provide him the life-long home he so desperately needed. Being almost blind, feral and rather grumpy it was unlikely that he would ever find a suitable home so we said yes and started
organising things for him!
Using donations, given for this purpose, we built him a Catio (a cat patio!) and now he has a lovely cabin kitted out as a home for him. He has friends who he adores and he makes little
chirping noises to greet them!
When he first arrived he wasn’t keen on being friends with us and he hissed and growled and tried to attack us. We gave him all the space he needed and he is
now happy to let us stroke him when he’s eating!
Since he's been at Willows he’s gone from strength to strength and we know that with enough time we will win him around completely!
We’d like to thank all our supporters for making his rescue and safe home a reality, as without you, it wouldn’t be possible!
The Cat Hotel
is a truly amazing and unique facility for cats, at Willows, that aren’t suitable for normal homes because they are either feral, not house trained,
elderly or have health issues. Such cats are often forgotten and usually rejected by larger charities because they are very unlikely to find a good home.
At Willows, we are strongly committed to helping disadvantaged cats live their best lives. We make sure that they all have constant access to this special facility and they are free to roam the 54 acre sanctuary. Every cat is health checked, neutered, vaccinated,
has constant access to food and a cosy bed.
Some of our cats cats have come from loving families who suffered a change of circumstances but many of them were facing death or had simply been forgotten by society. Not by us though! To us, they matter hugely and we are here for them.
Please, please help us to continue our good work by sponsoring a cat
, spreading the word about our good cause or by holding a