Six-year-old black cat Sparky was taken into care by the RSPCA Millbrook Animal Center in March of this year.
The nervous cat was rescued from a multi-cat house and arrived under the care of the charity suffering from fleas and frightened by the staff and their new surroundings.
Since arriving at the rescue center, Sparky has found it difficult to interact with people. His anxious nature meant he wouldn’t let staff touch him, not even to grab a treat.
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Throughout her long stay at the rescue center, Sparky slowly began to come out of her shell. As he spent the whole day hiding from people, he has since gained confidence and learned to trust the staff and even accept being petted.
Sparky now enjoys being petted, tickled under the chin, and occasionally brushed.
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Claire Jones, Cattery Supervisor, said: “He was so scared when he first came with us, it took a lot of time and patience to get him to where he is now. staff first saw a video of Sparky purring while getting some fuss, most of them were moved to tears It’s amazing to see her transformation.
“He really enjoys being petted now, when he’s in the mood. It always has to be on his terms, but he’s a lot friendlier now. He’ll take chicken and treats from the staff and sometimes even like to be brushed.
“He is looking for a quiet home without other pets and with really patient people, who will expect him to take a few steps back in terms of shyness, but with a lot of time and patience, we think he will flourish and become a wonderful animal. “
Sparky has come a long way since the circumstances that brought him to Millbrook, and with the right fit, he will continue to thrive.
He will have to live in a quiet neighborhood as it is not known how much experience he had going out before being placed in the care of the charity. It would also work best in an adult-only home or a family home with older teenagers.
If you think you are the right fit for Sparky and can give her a forever home, you can fill out a Perfect Match Form and send it to [email protected]
Throughout the month of October, the RSPCA will be highlighting their most difficult animals to relocate and who are still waiting for their second chance. You can help more animals like Sparky find homes in www.rspca.org.uk/adoptober.