RSPCA staff say they are ‘baffled’ why a playful and affectionate cat they are caring for has received so little interest.

Sox came into the care of the charity’s Warrington, Halton and St Helens branch in July 2020, and is still waiting for his forever home more than 400 days later.

During that time the branch has rehomed 22 cats. The centre has space for 18 cats at a time, and is currently almost full with 15 cats looking for homes.

Black-and-white Sox, named after his markings, was originally rescued due to welfare concerns.

RSPCA inspectors rescued him from a house along with several other cats, who have all since been rehomed.


Animal carers at the centre are baffled as to why Sox has had so little interest.

He is a nervous cat and will take time to become used to his new owners, but his confidence has really grown thanks to all the TLC he has been receiving from animal carers at the branch.

Jenny Lamb, from the Warrington, Halton and St Helens branch, said: “Sox was very frightened when he arrived but has come on leaps and bounds to being handled and likes to pad on the laps of those he's comfortable with.

“Poor Sox has not had many enquiries and all his friends have now found their new forever homes. He is still getting used to being picked up and can be nervous, which is holding him back.

“He truly deserves to have a home to call his own after such a bad start in life. He really is a special boy who needs a special home where he can carry on his progress.

Could you give Sox his forever home?

Could you give Sox his forever home?

“Sox has made amazing progress and we hope in a home environment, with more one-on-one time, he will progress even further as with people he knows. He is super affectionate and really enjoys receiving attention.

“He happily plays with toys by himself but also loves a good game of chase with a teaser stick. He is a very chatty boy who enjoys being kept occupied with puzzles and enrichment.

“If you think you could be the one for him then please get in touch.”

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