Cats for Homing 19/07/19

Tiggs & Toffee

We are looking for a loving home for two female, ‘older’ cats.

Tiggs in an 11 year old who is still young at heart. She is very playful and enjoys being outside and chasing everything that moves. She is affectionate but only on her terms, although she will have a cuddle with you in bed at night. She’s not overly keen on being picked up(but neither am I!).

Toffee is 9 years old and also enjoys being outside but prefers to stay close to the house and sunbathe. She is very affectionate, demands cuddles and follows you around like a shadow.

They have lived together for most of their lives so ideally we would like to keep them together. They are both spayed, vaccinated and in good health.

They aren’t at the Ark right now so if you’d like to make an appointment to meet them then please send us a message.

(Toffee has the more gingery face)

Rio and Nessy

Rio and Nessy are two 7 month old sisters. They are very close to each other, so need to be rehomed as a pair.

They came to us as their previous owners had a house inspection and were told they would be evicted if they didn't get somewhere else for the cats.

They are good with children, have been spayed and are ready to go to the right home.

They have so far been indoor cats, but are young enough to be let outdoors.

Tilly and Hilder

Tilly and Hilder are the remaining two kittens of Luna (see below). They also need to be rehomed as a pair.

They are 4.5 months old.

They are both sweet, clean kittens, and are currently with a fosterer. Please contact us if you would like to arrange to meet these two girls.


Luna came into our care as a stray with her litter of kittens. She was poorly with mastitis and unable to feed her kits. But with the help of our vets Moorview she soon recovered and took over her mothering duties. That done, she is now looking for a home of her own. She is very timid at first and hides away. But once she gets to know you she is a friendly little thing.

She is about 1-2 years old, is fine with other cats and older children.

She has now been neutered and is ready for her new home.

If you think you could give this lady a loving home please get in touch with Westgate Ark on 0191 2739555 or message us via Facebook.

April and Maya

Maya and April are looking for their forever homes!

Maya came to us because she was pregnant and her owner couldn’t care for her properly. She had three beautiful kittens, but sadly one of them didn’t survive. One kitten has been homed, now its April and Mayas turn to find their special person to take them home.

April is the friendly mum cat who likes attention and chin rubs. She is between 1 and 2 years old. She gets along with her fosters adult tom cat (the black cat in photos) so we think she would get along with other adults in the future. April is semi long haired so she will need regular brushing, her fur hasn’t gotten tatty with us so she shouldn’t need major grooming, just enough to get loose fur out of her coat.

Maya is April’s daughter, she also semi long haired and is almost 3 months old. She is very sweet and likes to be fussed. She gets along with the fosters adult cat so we think she should integrate well with other cats (with a proper introduction, we can give advice on introducing new cats).

Maya and April could be homed as a pair, but this isn't essential.

Onyx (reserved)

Poor Onyx was rescued from the streets in a very sorry state. He was resued by a lovely lady, and taken to a different rescue. Sadly, he tested positive for FIV, so was going to be euthanised. The lady thought he deserved to live out his days in a nice home, so has taken him back in until we can find a permanent home for him.


The abscesses on his head have been treated and healed up well, as you can see he looks much better! He is a lovely natured cat that likes nothing better than a warm knee and lots of strokes.

Due to being FIV+, Onyx will need to be an indoor only cat in a home with no other cats or young children.


Ulla is a 12-13 year old cat who had to be rehomed as she was becoming terrified of the toddler in the house. She had resorted to living in the kitchen which was the only room the toddler couldn't get into. She is a sweet, friendly cat but would do best in a quiet home.

Ulla has a thyroid condition requiring daily medication.

She is currently being cared for at a foster home in Gosforth

Samson/ George

 George or Samson as he is known has had a couple of different homes as a stray. We are unsure of his age, he wandered the streets of Whickham for at least 6 years but we think he is at least 10 years old. He was already neutered when he arrived but doesn't look it thanks to his big tom cat cheeks!

He has had dental work done whilst in our care, and he had an operation on his eyes which are healing very well, he needs one more check up at the vets but he should hopefully be ready for adoption after that.

Feral cats

We are always looking for home offers for feral cats. Feral cats aren't just strays, but cats that have had little or no human contact. We generally trap them from around the city and have them neutered and ear tipped. This isn't cruel, it just indicates that the cat has already been trapped and neutered.

Rather than putting them back on the streets we find these cats suitable homes, usually on farms/ stables/ smallholdings, where they can happily live outside, but have someone give a daily supply of fresh food & water and somewhere sheltered to sleep.

If you can offer a place for a feral cat please contact us!

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