RSPCA Manchester and Salford Branch

Registered Charity Number: 232255

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About Dutch

Breed: Domestic Shorthair crossbreed Age: 3 years (approx) Sex: Male


Dutch is an incredibly loving and affectionate cat with all of our female staff and volunteers. We did not know until we rehomed him to a male couple that he is truly terrified of men. We don’t know what has occurred in his past life to make him so scared, but it is a genuine fear. Now we have him back in our care, he is a happy little soul enjoying his cuddles once more. It means now we need to find him a female only home to share his love.

Dutch is estimated to be around 3 years old and is a classic black and white tuxedo cat. Although Dutch has been in our care since the end of January he has sadly spent many weeks at the vets after being found stray with an awful, large cat bite wound to the side of his face. We see a lot of injuries like this – almost always in un-neutered males – but Dutch’s wound was quite exceptional. It must have been quite a fight. (Gruesome photos can be supplied on request!) He is now all healed up and the only signs of his injury are a shaved patch of hair and some yellowing fur around the area from where the wound was regularly bathed.

Dutch is a quiet boy with a sweet nature. It is easy to see how he was defeated in a street fight as he is very gentle and not particularly strapping, so he must have been really picked on by the neighbourhood tom cat bully. Dutch loves his creature comforts and can often be found snoozing away in an igloo bed all snuggled up in his blankets. He loves to have company pops out to say hello when he has a visitor and is soon up on your lap for a fuss and a snuggle: he enjoys a good head scratch. Dutch is the type of character who just makes your heart melt. To think what untold suffering he has gone through yet he remains such a gentle, sweet little boy.

Dutch would like a relaxed, quiet home without any other cats. He can get easily spooked so one or two people maximum in the home would be best so he can have routine and calm. He will need a safe outdoor space to play in once he’s settled into his new home but he may not venture too far. Can you make this plucky lad’s life complete and offer him a forever home? If so please get in touch.


Come and meet me! Contact the branch:
RSPCA Manchester & Salford
0161 882 0680 (option 4)

RSPCA Manchester and Salford Branch
565 Wilbraham Road
M21 0AE

Tel: 0161 882 0680

Registered Charity Number: 232255

Please note that animals are not kept at this address