AN OVERLOOKED feline is hoping she will get her Christmas wish of finding a new home after spending eight months at a cat centre.
Sally, a black-and-white moggie has turned herself around since arriving at Cats Protection in Hollywood in April.
Staff said when she arrived the 11-year-old was nervous and defensive and was known for her ‘spiky personality.’
But after settling into her new routine and learning to trust people once more, she now greets volunteers and staff with a joyful quiver of her tail and cheerful meows.
The mature moggie had previously lived all her life as an only cat but when her owner moved in with a new partner who also had an older cat, the two felines were quick to show their discontent.
As the younger of the pair, Sally was given to the charity a week before her eleventh birthday.
Adoption centre deputy manager Paula Beswick explains: “Sally has been used to having her own space and will need the freedom to be with you when she wants but also be able to go off and do her own thing when she needs some space.
“For the first few weeks she will be very unsure of herself and ultimately thrive if she is left alone to get used to her new environment.
“If she’s given that autonomy at the beginning she’ll be a settled part of your family before long and will gladly share all the love she has to give.”
Volunteers and staff at the centre feel Sally will be best suited to a home without children and where she can be the only pet.
They are seeking an experienced owner who has previously lived with cats who need time to settle in at their own pace.
To find out more about Sally and about the other cats at Birmingham Adoption Centre visit www.cats.org.uk/birmingham or call 01564 822 020.