Jerry searching for new home in Fenland

Jerry the tom cat
Jerry the tom cat

A cat given a new home before his terminally-ill owner passed away is back in need of help – after his new owner found she was allergic to cats.

Jerry, a seven-year-old black and white Tom, was one of five cats owned by a terminally-ill cancer patient from Manea.

They were re-homed after the owner, who did not wish to be named, was released from hospital in December to spend her remaining days at home.

Three of them were rehomed straightaway and the woman’s friend Dianne Rowe contacted the Citizen to run an appeal to help the remaining two – Jerry and one-eyed Ginger – find new families.

Several people came forward to offer the cats a new home, but sadly Jerry’s new owner has since discovered she is allergic to cats.

Dianne, from Manea, said: “She thought she had a really bad cold, which wouldn’t go away. She was getting worried and went to her GP, who carried out tests and gave her the devastating news.

“She loves Jerry so much and he has settled in so well but she simply cannot live with him.”

Dianne said she would take him in herself, but she lives on a main road and is terrified he would get run over.

She has now put posters up around Manea to try to find him a new home once again.

Jerry, who is fully vaccinated and micro-chipped, is an affectionate cat. He is not used to dogs or children, but is OK with other cats and older children. Anyone able to help can contact Dianne on 07972 263855.