Maurice the cat at Yorkshire Cat RescueOur once so cheerful boy Maurice had lost his sparkle after losing his home no less than three times in six months. Six-year-old Maurice arrived at our re-homing centre as a stray back in February 2017. He was a real favourite among staff and volunteers and quickly found a new home. A month later, the new owner called to say that Maurice wasn’t getting on with their other cat, but that a family member had fallen in love with him and had asked to adopt him instead. Sadly, his new family also had a cat already, and it seemed Maurice just didn’t like that sort of furry company – most likely after having been in fights with other cats while living on the street.

Maurice was returned to us and put up for adoption as an only cat. Still being our happy chap it wasn’t long before he charmed himself to a new home. His new family were over the moon and we were sure we wouldn’t see him again. A month later though his new owner called us in tears; she was severely allergic to Maurice. Medication did not help, and so he came back to us for the second time.

Again, no one’s fault just bad bad luck. Unfortunately, Maurice was left a little battle scarred from having had so many different homes in such a short space of time and this time he came back a very sad cat and it broke our hearts. We decided to do a massive appeal for this lovely guy so he could find a happy furever after home and get his spark back. Thanks to all our supporters we succeeded and we don't think there is a cat out there that is loved like Maurice is by his new family!