After six months in the care of Yorkshire Cat Rescue, staff and volunteers have launched a dedicated campaign to find 18-month old shadow’ Morgana a home.
Morgana was brought into the rehoming centre with her three young kittens after the family were found living outside with no owner in sight.
“This young mum arrived at our centre back in May and she is still here – struggling to show visitors enough of her personality to grab their attention,” explains centre manager, Sam Davies.
Morgana was originally placed in an experienced foster home where she could raise her kittens in a calm environment. Here, she did begin to come out of her shell but has reversed back into a shy and reserved girl upon arrival at the somewhat busier rehoming centre in Keighley.
Sam says: “If Morgana isn’t here at the rehoming centre, chances are slim that anyone will ever fall in love with her. But she won’t ever truly come out of her shell in this environment, despite everyone’s extra efforts to socialise with her. It’s a lose-lose for poor little Morgana. She just isn’t the type of cat that will jump out at visitors and shout ‘take me home’ – her voice is more of a quiet whisper and no one has heard it so far.”
Sam thinks Morgana will most likely enjoy a quiet home as an only cat, or one with a gentle, older male for company. And her new family should be prepared for her to take some time before settling in and opening up to them.
“She is such a sweet and gentle cat without a mean bone in her body,” says Sam. “Morgana loves to sit and play with our volunteers and, once she overcomes her fear of people, she does enjoy their company. She just hasn’t got the confidence to say ‘look at me’ and many of the people who visit the centre are wanting a cat to ‘pick them’. We are hoping that soon, someone will come and pick her instead.”
Until someone special offers Morgana the chance to shine, everyone at the centre are spending extra time with her each day to help this little black shadow build her confidence.
“This cat only wants one thing for Christmas, and that’s you,” Sam concludes.