Alicia, a two-year-old domestic short hair, was brought to the London Shelter in August and is the Shelters’ longest resident.
Deputy manager of the Shelter, Anna Claxton, said: “Although Alicia was an adult cat when she was brought into us, she was so small and starving that staff thought she was a kitten.
“After nursing her back to full health, Alicia has blossomed into a pretty young cat with lots of character.
“Because of her time living rough, Alicia is extremely food orientated so she often gets frustrated if left in her pen without anything to eat.
“Therefore she needs an understanding and experienced owner in a household with no young children.
“She is a bit of a diva and would have to be the only pet in the home.”
Anna added: “Sadly, Alicia represents the majority of the cats we see here at the London Shelter who are usually strays who have had a hard start to life but each one is very special and particularly in need of a loving home this Christmas. We would love to see Alicia go to a new family to settle in for the festive season, she will make a very rewarding pet.”
For further information about Alicia, call the Shelter on 0844 248 8181 ext 1000. Staff are happy to offer behavioural advice to Alicia’s new owners, in addition to advice on diet and health issues, to help her new family settle her into her new home.