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Pet charity appeals to find amazing Esme a new home

 Blue Cross pet charity is calling out to animal lovers to find a home for an unwanted cat called Esme who has been looking for a new home since September last year. She has been in foster care in Stanwix, Carlisle for over 300 days and is now one of longest stay cats at the charity nationwide.

Esme is a 13-year-old black cat with a real character. She doesn't get on with other cats so would prefer to be the only cat in the home. She likes to potter around a garden and spend time by herself but she could equally be happy as an indoor cat in the right home. She would prefer a home without youngsters as she likes a bit of peace and quiet and might find family life a bit too hectic.

Blue Cross Pet Foster Coordinator Joanne Park said: “Older black cats always seem to be in foster care for longer than cats of other colours, especially when they are younger. Although Esme will need a bit of time to settle in she will be worth the wait as she is such a gentle, sweet natured girl with a brilliant, quirky, personality!"

If you think Esme might be a match for you, Blue Cross would love to hear from you. Please call the foster scheme on 0300 777 1920. To find out more about the rehoming process and all the pets currently needing a home at Blue Cross visit the website at

Notes to Editors

• Blue Cross has been dedicated to helping poorly, injured and abandoned pets for over 100 years. We opened the world’s first animal hospital in 1906 and since then our doors have never closed to sick and homeless animals.
• Today we run four animal hospitals and 12 rehoming centres across the UK, which provide treatment and seek happy homes for thousands of cats, dogs, small pets and horses every year.
• Blue Cross actively campaigns to improve all aspects of animal welfare, working with the government, schools and others to improve the lives of pets and their owners. For more information, please visit

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Louise Lee, Media Officer, 020 7932 4066, [email protected]