Chicca is one of a pair of 9 year old girls that have just been admitted. She is spayed and microchipped. Chicca is a house cat and not been around other cats, dogs or children so we do not know how she would be with them.
She likes both wet and dried food and is not a fussy eater.
She is very fond of under her chin stroked and runs to meet you when you come in. Chicca like most cats is a bag lover and will take advantage of any bag left unattended.
She likes to play with toys when you are out, but doesn't seem that interest in playing with people.
Amber is the sister of Chicca. She is 9 years of age and as Chicca is spayed and microchipped.
She again is not used to any other animals or children. Although Amber is mainly an indoor cat, she has been out in the garden now and then for a bit of fresh air.
Amber likes to sit on the window sill and watch the birds and spends a lot of time doing it.
She also likes attention and enjoys being stroked when she is not watching the birds.
We would like to home Chicca and Amber together as they are sisters.
Seb is large two year old neutered black & white tom cat who has lost his home through no fault of his own. Beatle is his brother, he also is black and white but is a little smaller.
Both have nice personalities and are used to children, but neither have lived with a dog in the home. The two brothers are used to having access to a garden.
We think the ideal home for these brothers would be a family home with a quiet family home with a garden.
Zara is 4 years of age, she has been spayed and chipped but not vaccinated.
She is very much a cat that likes to be outside, whatever the weather and often needs some enticement to come back indoors.
She can be quite affectionate but at times that suit her. She is very playful and loves being teased with a lazer pen or other toy. Zara is a good eater and will tuck into almost any foods, even what she can retrieve from the bin!
Alfie has lived as an 'Alley Cat' for many, many years. He has been with us now for some months and we have had him neutered, for which we thank WestWay Vets in Fenham.
Alfie has been extremely traumatised and it has taken many weeks of painstaking slow and careful handling to begin to get him to trust again. We are grateful to a dedicated shy cat handler for all her long hours of perseverence with this cat who will now become almost animated with joy at her visits to him.
Westgate Ark are seeking a very special person to take Alfie into their home and heart! The right person for Alfie will need to be very dedicated, patient and have a love of shy quiet cats as it may take Alfie several months to trust another person. However, we know that he can get there in the end as he now affectionately headbutts with joy the volunteer who worked on him, and sleeps on her arm.
Alfie is positive for FeLV so can't be let outdoors or allowed to mix with other cats.
A lot of time and attention has been invested in Alfie from our shy cat specialist. The results with her ahave been amazing, Alfie now greets her with purrs, headbutts and all round uncontained excitement!
Sadly, Alfie remains very shy with new people but it is evident now that he is able to breakthrough his instinctive shyness when given time and patience from a mature cat loving owner in a quiet home.
The brother was rescued with a bad rerspiratory infection, probably cat flu. He has received care and attention from Moreview vets and although still bunged up and sneezing he is a happy and brave little soldier who purrs loudly to himself. He is quite confident and very brave around people. He has a lttle ball which he loves playing with!
The little sister has very unusual facial markings.
She does not appear to have the respiratory problems of her brother at the moment but will quite likely get infected next.
She is far more frightened than her brother and will hide away when humans are about! Having said that her blind fear of people and rage at being handled is dissipating slowly with each handling and we hope will eventually wither away all together.
The siblings have been nicknamed Armondo & Storm.
Westgate Ark is operating again but at reduced capacity and is no longer open to visitors without an appointment.
Contact to Westgate Ark should be by email to email@example.com
Please be aware that only a limited amount of cats can be admitted and helped by us!
Homing applications should be made via email by the person seeking to adopt and keep the cat. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
All cats homed by Westgate Ark are homed at our sole discretion.
Cats may only be viewed through an arranged appointment!
Cat litter, virkon, newpaper, kitchen roll/blue roll, flea treatment, wormers.
Anyone kindly donating any of the above items should please email us first to arrange a time to drop them off as the Ark is no longer manned around the clock.
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!
Rescues rooms can be sponsored by individuals or organisations!