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Aideen the cat is overcoming her shyness with plenty of love and care

25 JULY 2018

Aideen is one of 44 cats surrendered from an overcrowded property by Inspector Elaine Reynolds. Like many of the cats rescued that day, she was incredibly shy as a result of not having much contact with people.

All Aideen, or any of the other cats rescued with her that day, needed was a bit of extra care and attention to come out of her shell. The ISPCA took care to ensure that she found a family that was patient, and would give her time to grow comfortable around them.

Eventually a family contacted the ISPCA who had experience with a cat that had not been socialised, but over time turned out to be a wonderful pet. Aideen’s new family named her Lydia. When she first arrived in her new home, she was quite nervous. But slowly she has allowed her family closer, and grown accustomed to her new home.

“As you can see she has settled quite well and is a spoiled little lady,” said new owner Helen. “But our dog, Lucy, isn’t as committed to having her, as she has now taken over Lucy’s bed.”

Many of the other cats rescued from the same property as Aideen are still waiting for homes. Like her, they are a bit shy, but just need that extra love and care it takes for them to become wonderful pets. 

Can you offer a shy cat a patient, loving home? Have a look at our rehoming page to see who is still looking for a family. 

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