A cat who was rehomed by Blue Cross as a kitten 21 years ago is still going strong thanks to living a wonderfully healthy life in a happy home.
Nuala needed the help of Blue Cross vets and nurses at our Victoria animal hospital in central London in October 1995.
She was just a few weeks old at the time.
Her devoted owners, Allan Wilson and Paul Moore, popped into the hospital recently to update our team on how Nuala is getting on.
“She loves to sit by the window and watch the world go by,” explained Allan. Allan and Paul have custom-made a stairway to help Nuala reach her favourite spot on the windowsill, and the elderly cat sits in great comfort with lots of blankets to rest on.
The couple still have Nuala’s vaccination record from all those years ago, and brought it on their visit so we could see.
Paul said: “She’s a really affectionate cat and has been really healthy for all these years. We wanted to come down today to show you how she is getting on all these years later.”
She’s a really affectionate cat and has been really healthy for all these years Paul Moore, Nuala's owner
Because our record keeping database doesn’t stretch back quite as far, we have been unable to discover exactly why Nuala arrived in our care in the first place, and Allan and Paul are unsure of the details as it was a former flatmate of theirs who initially decided to take the sweet cat on. Allan and Paul agreed that if the kitten was in need, they should help, and they quickly took on responsibility for her care.
Steven Broomfield, Hospital Manager at Blue Cross Victoria, said: “We’re always delighted to hear happy news of how pets we have been able to help in the past are getting along now.
“Nuala has clearly enjoyed a very happy life with Allan and Paul, and I’m so pleased that we were able to find her a loving home.”
Much has changed in the world in the 21 years since we found Nuala a home, but our animal hospitals’ and rehoming centres’ doors are still open to sick, injured and homeless pets, and with your support, they always will be.