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Is Nibbles the unluckiest cat in England?

Nibbles the unlucky cat looking up towards camera © RSPCA


We're desperately seeking the purr-fect home for a puss we believe could be the ‘unluckiest cat in England’.  

Four-year-old Nibbles was rushed to our Harmsworth Hospital, in May 2013, after falling 45 feet out of a high-rise building in Chingford, London.

Our Canterbury centre manager Beth Hixson said:

Poor Nibbles hasn’t had the greatest start in life.

He fell from 45 feet and had to be rushed into our animal hospital, in London, but was very lucky to escape with only fracturing three of his toes.

Staff at Harmsworth treated him but, sadly, his owners never returned to collect him.

Once he’d recovered from the trauma he went up for rehoming at the local RSPCA branch and was quickly snapped up by a family. He lived with them for a wonderful two years but, sadly, was returned due to medical reasons for one of the family members.

It was a big upheaval for him as he was very settled in his home and he wasn’t coping well in the cattery.

Still waiting for that purr-fect home

He went back up for rehoming but a year has passed by with no interest in him. Poor Nibbles became very frustrated and he began lashing out at people as he would only tolerate a little attention at one time.

Beth continues:

This was when he was transferred here, to our Canterbury centre in Kent.

Due to his behaviour we decided to set him up with his own bachelor pad so that he can be more relaxed while he waits for his forever home.

He has now been with us for just over a year and although he is being very patient he would be grinning like the Cheshire cat if he could find his purr-fect home for life.

Staff would like him to go to a rural home without too many local cats nearby.

He can be very affectionate but likes everything to be on his own terms. He's very cheeky and loves to play.

Beth adds:

With time and space we think Nibbles will become a wonderful addition to the right home.

We are looking for an extraordinary person who would take into their home and hearts an exceptional cat.

If you’d like to offer Nibbles a new home, please visit RSPCA Canterbury in Kent, call 01227 719113 or email info@rspca-canterbury.org.uk.

For more information about our other cats available for rehoming, visit our find a pet page.  

Help more animals like Nibbles 

To help us continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care please donate what you can online or text LOVE to 87023 to give £3.  

(Text costs £3 + one standard network rate message. Text to donate terms and conditions).

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