Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 7°C


Could you give ‘ugly’ kitten Willow her forever home?

PUBLISHED: 13:07 29 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:08 29 September 2018

Willow the

Willow the "ugly" kitten is set to go to a loving new home. Picture: CONTRIBUTED


All her six brothers and sisters have found owners - but nobody wants Willow the “ugly” kitten. Could you give her a home?

Nine-week-old Willow has been rescued after a sad start in life, and is now doing well, but needs someone to love her and give her a forever home.

Cat lover Georgie, from the Woodbridge area, was asked to help by Cats Protection after they became aware of a family of cats in Suffolk in desperate need of help.

“I took an emaciated mother cat and her seven starving kittens from a house in Suffolk,” she said. “They were in the most appalling state. The kittens were alive with fleas and worms, and had been fed cheap dried adult food.

“We thought the mother might not make it. She was pregnant again, and was so thin and full of worms that she wouldn’t have survived the next pregnancy.”

A cattery agreed to take the cat and kittens in, and they have all received the care they needed. “The cattery was marvellous,” Georgie said. “We have found three fantastic homes which are taking two kittens each, and we have now found a wonderful home for the mother.

“But so far nobody has wanted this little kitten, Willow. I think she is beautiful, but we have had comments that she has got strange markings on her face and looks ugly.”

A good temporary home has been found for the kitten so that she won’t have to stay in the cattery on her own, but the people looking after her are unable to keep her permanently.

Could you offer Willow the forever home she needs? The new owner will need to have enough time and energy to look after a young kitten, and to be an experienced cat owner. Willow needs a safe garden, and for there to be someone in the house during the daytime so she can be looked after and fed regularly.

She also can’t live with children younger than five, as very small children can be rough with kittens. A home check will be carried out before the homing is arranged, and the owner will also need to have the kitten neutered at five months, vaccinated and microchipped.

If you think you may be able to offer Willow a home, call Georgie on 07768 760272.

John Lewis is to stop selling DVD players. The “must have” technology of the first years of the 21st century is now officially redundant – here Paul Geater looks at but what might be next to bite the dust.

Preparations are under way to move four enormous electrical reactors for Suffolk’s billion-pound off-shore wind farm – weighing as much as 150 elephants – from Ipswich to Bramford.

There are long delays in and around the London Road area of Ipswich this evening following an earlier crash.

The woman tipped to temporarily take the reins at the region’s ambulance trust when the service’s chief executive steps down has a history of turning around a failing hospital.

A coroner has opened the inquest into the death of a 59-year-old man killed in a crash in Bramford.

Suffolk police are advising members of the public not to approach 46-year-old Anthony Smith who has absconded from Hollesley Bay prison.

The Great Plague returns to Ipswich this Halloween - but are you brave enough to find out more?

A Suffolk singer is returning to her home county for a Christmas concert in aid of a children’s charity.

Plans by an Anglian timber importer to develop a new business park on farmland in Hadleigh have been described as “woefully inadequate” by objectors.

Three people are accused of a “violent and prolonged” assault which led to the death of a rough sleeper in a Colchester car park.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24