Tip and Ring (RESERVED)

Special kittens looking for an indoor-only home.

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Age.6 months old
Can live with other cats?No - please see write up.
Can live with dogs?They like the fosterer's aged collie so any placid canine should be fine.
Can live with toddlers?No - too timid.
Can live with children?Hmmmm ... older, animal considerate teenagers possibly.
Likes older families?Yes - definitely.
Can live indoors only?Yes - but they will grow and need space to exercise.
Something else ... please ask.Please call 07754 337089

This lovely, special needs, pair are looking for a spacious, indoor only home – it looks as if they will be grow to be big so will need somewhere big to match! They could go outside if the home on offer is remote – please read the description.


Tip (m) and Ring (f) had a pretty rough start to life when they were born to a feral mother on a local farm. Not only did they have the hardships resulting from farm life, but the farm also harboured the feline herpesvirus (FHV) and when they came into care with the siblings at about six weeks old had terrible respiratory and eye issues.  So much so, after examination and consultation with our vets, three siblings were, sadly, put to sleep.

Aged about six months, these two survivors responded well to their medication and have blossomed into lovely kittens. They love to sit on the fosterers lap and like to play – it would take a little time for them to blossom in any new home and wouldn't be suitable for children.

We have listed Tip and Ring as 'special needs' only because they may still carry the herpes virus; very similar to human 'cold sore' version of the virus it could flare up at times of stress although we haven't experienced this at all; they are not on any medication. The “big issue" is that the virus could transmit (via saliva in particular) to other unvaccinated cats in the neighbourhood. For this reason, we feel it is responsible to find them a new cat free home where they can live indoors only (unless it is a remote location with no neighbouring cats.)

Note: please do not confuse FHV herpesvirus with FIV which a totally different proposition – if you follow the link here it explains more.

All our cats are health checked by a vet, wormed, flead, microchipped, neutered and vaccinated before being homed. To help offset these costs we respectfully ask for a minimum donation of £85 per cat or £100 per kitten (under 12 months old.)  As a bonus, all Silk Cats come with four weeks, free PetPlan insurance.

Whilst helping cats in the SK postcode area, we are quite happy to home cats in any local postcode so long as it’s not too far away (in case post-adoption support is necessary to help your new companion settle in.)

If you think you could offer a home, please complete our online registration form.

email: homing@silkcatrescue.org.uk
website: silkcatrescue.org.uk/adopt-me/tip-and-ring
telephone: 07754 337089