Domestic Short Hair
1 year 2 months old
An Appeal fit for a Queen...
This is a special appeal for an especially special feline, Queenie, a scaredy cat who has been in our care for a little under a month now, but who is in need of quite a particular new home. This right royal feline is asking for just a brief moment of your time.
At only a year old, Queenie has spent roughly half her life straying amidst building sites, it is therefore no surprise whatsoever that her social skills are somewhat undeveloped and that she is less than accustomed to human contact. A consequence of her rough upbringing is that she is perhaps ill suited to a conventional, urban homestead, especially one where she would be expected to be handled and cuddled a lot - she much prefers to be left to her own devices. Her life so far has certainly not been as regal as her name may suggest.
Queenie is quite a special case, in so far as her ideal home is concerned. Were we to handpick a perfect environment for her it would be in a rural or peri-urban area where she could have plenty of space in which to roam and be free to come and go as she pleased. Obviously, perfection is very difficult to achieve but if anyone feels that they could offer a lifestyle broadly similar to the one outlined above, and happen to be looking for a timid, yet lovely, young cat then Queenie could prove an excellent addition to the household. She would be suitable in a home with older children, and would perhaps be alright around existing animals.
Are you the special someone who can give this gorgeous girl just what she needs, a life of joyous freedom? Though outwardly she’s a timid, young lady, inside her beats the heart of a hunter; a hunter who yearns to feel the grasses between her toes, to rest contentedly in the shade of an overhanging oak tree, to live life at its most real. Though this isn’t to suggest she doesn’t enjoy some of the amenities on offer from domestic life, she will come for food and, in time, we’re sure she will be happy to be around people whom she knows and can trust. She needs you, and we’re positive that she will provide you with years of enjoyment and pleasure, as long as you don’t expect her to be a typical lap cat, can you save our Queenie?
TV celebrity backs Chesterfield RSPCA centre appeal
Gardening TV celebrity Jonathan Moseley is backing Chesterfield RSPCA’s Animal Centre Rebuild Appeal with a fundraising evening for green-fingered fans.
Chesterfield RSPCA, on Spital Lane, hopes to secure £1.5million of funding for a new centre and has launched a £250,000 appeal which has so far raised over £37,000.
Derbyshire-based Jonathan, of the BBC’s Big Allotment Challenge, will be hosting An Evening of Fantastic Flowers at Ashover Village Hall, on Milken Lane, from 7.30pm, on Friday, May 22.
An RSPCA spokesman said: “We operate as an independent charity so our Rebuild Appeal is in addition to our day-to-day fundraising.”
Rebuild funding has so far been raised from generous donations and fundraising activities including a sponsored pet walk by Hady Primary School, a Grassmoor Glass donation, a festival at Brampton’s Anchor Pub, and sponsored Chesterfield half-marathon runners.
Tickets for An Evening of Fantastic Flowers cost £15 each and are available from the Chesterfield RSPCA and its charity shop or by post from Diva Creative, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX or by calling (01246) 412812.
Donations to the Rebuild Appeal can also be made by post to the RSPCA Animal Centre, 137, Spital Lane, Chesterfield S41 0HL with cheques to RSPCA Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Branch or by calling 01246 273358. People can donate via www.justgiving.com/chesterfieldcentrebuildappeal.
Pictued is celebrity TV gardener Jonathan Moseley who is supporting the RSPCA Chesterfield Animal Centre Rebuild Appeal.
© Derbyshire Times