Cats Protection in Ryde is appealing for kind-hearted cat lovers to give a second chance to a pair of older cats who have found themselves homeless in their senior years.

18-year-old Lucky and her long-time companion Yola, aged 16, were taken into care at Cats Protection Isle of Wight Cat Centre when their loving owners moved and sadly could not take the family pets to their new home.

Now, after many weeks of being overlooked by prospective new owners who favoured younger cats over them, the charity is hoping that someone will come forward to adopt Yola and Lucky.

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Mel Read, Cat Centre Manager, says:

“These girls are such sweethearts and my heart sinks every day I see that these two elderly residents are still with us.

“It’s obvious to anyone who meets them that Yola and Lucky have known a lot of love in their lifetime but they just met with some bad luck. We’re hoping someone on the island can change their luck and give these golden girls a home to enjoy life again.”

As Yola and Lucky have grown together and taken strength from that during their recent experience in care, the charity is keen that they are not separated and should be rehomed as a pair.

Sleak black cat Lucky and tortoiseshell Yola are used to children and have even lived with a dog so, with the right introductions, they shouldn’t have any problem settling in a similar home again. All they ask is for a home away from busy roads and with a garden to explore and laze in the sunshine.

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Mel adds:

“They may be older but age really is just a number for these fun-loving girls. They enjoy play time just as much as the younger cats in our care and we’re confident that they will like nothing more than snuggling down on your lap for fuss and a nap. What more could you ask for in any cat?”

Yola and Lucky are available to be homed immediately and come neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. Anyone interested in adopting them can visit for more information.

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Old school
Old school
25 days ago

Cats are so much nicer than people, old cat wisdom is truly a special thing, if you know, youl know.

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
Reply to  Old school
25 days ago

Looks like I’m clueless then.

*Mr Jones*
*Mr Jones*
Reply to  Qwerty King
24 days ago

Not at all; offer love, kindness and respect, you’d be surprised.


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