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Dying woman’s plea to find new homes for cats

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Citizen readers are being asked for their help to re-home the pets of a terminally-ill cancer patient.

Dianne Rowe said her friend recently came home to Manea from hospital as it was her dying wish to spend her last days with her five cats.

But she said her friend, who does not wish to be named, is now desperate for her pets to find loving, new homes, for when she passes away.

Dianne has already found new homes for three of the cats.

But she is appealing for people to come forward to help re-home the remaining two.

She said: “A very good friend is terminally ill with cancer and has come home from hospital to be with her cats.

“It is her dying wish to be with them and she is now on borrowed time.

“There are five cats in total and I have managed to find loving homes for three – when the time sadly comes – but need help with the other two.

“Time is very much of the essence. It would be ideal if we could find them forever loving homes before Christmas.”

The first cat is called Ginger, a friendly 12-year-old female.

Ginger suffers from herpes positive, which means she has to be a house cat as she can’t mix with other cats.

“However, she can live with dogs and other pets as her condition is only contagious to cats and definitely not humans,” explained Dianne.

She also only has one eye, but this doesn’t stop her from enjoying life.

Dianne said she is a very sweet-natured cat, who loves fuss and attention, and is up-to-date with all of her vaccinations.

The second cat needing a new home is Jerry, a seven-year-old black and white Tom.

Dianne said: “He loves to be loved and will give so much back. He’s a very cute cat.

“He likes to spend time outside but equally enjoys being curled up inside for hours on end.

“He is quite shy and not used to dogs or children but is OK being with other cats and would probably be happy with older children.

“He really loves to be made a fuss of and enjoys his food.”

Dianne also said he is fully vaccinated and micro-chipped. Anyone able to help rehome either Ginger or Jerry is urged to contact Dianne on 07972 263855.

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