Success Stories

Elsa (October, 2018)

Elsa has been with us now for three months. She has settled in very well and has won our hearts with her cuteness.

Elsa was a cat handed over to Stopford cat rescue from a litter of kittens, which the owner at that time couldn’t look after. She was with Stopford cats for a couple of months before being offered for adoption.

It took a while for Elsa to adapt to her new surroundings, she would hide when I came in to the room. She loved her comforts as a kitten, such as a box to curl up in and hide, her mouse toys and blanket she was left with from Stopford cat rescue. Now Elsa is free to roam with a cat flap she loves to use, she often comes to sit wit me and my son when watching TV, she must curl up against me as much as she can. However, she is still not a fan of being picked up.

We are very grateful for having been able to adopt Elsa, she has become a member of our family. So, thank you to Stopford Cat Rescue. Deborah

Arthur and Perran (20th Sept, 2018)

Arthur and Perran have only been with us for three weeks although it already feels like they’ve been with us forever. Arthur loves treats the best and Perran will have anything she’s given. At about nine till ten pm they go mental – Arthur likes to pull the curtains down and balance on top of the doors! Perran chases Arthur around and she rolls on her back.

They have become more friendly and they like to have cuddles much more too. Perran is a very good mum to Arthur – she gives him a wash and a cuddle all the time. Arthur likes to watch the TV whilst Perran has a habit of lying on her back with all four legs up in the air. We all feel that they have settled in amazingly well and that they’re a part of our family.

Thank you Stopford Cats. Megan

Wilfie (was called LB)

I really loved his face (and the rest of him) when I saw his picture, I knew he was the right one straight away.  He’s so friendly to people, other cats and even my friends two Shar Pei dogs – on a first time meet he wasn’t toooo scared but quite curious.

He follows me all over, even to the bathroom and then follows me down again.  Loves his food and the catnip plant outside, also loves his comfort especially on the bed or anywhere really.  Likes holding a piece of jumper in his mouth while treading and purrs like mad (so cute).  Sometimes sits on my desk right in front of my computer screen so I can’t see and I lean forward and then I have to rub his face with my nose (!) – he just loves having his top lip and his nose stroked and doesn’t even mind me touching his teeth!  He also just has to rest his chin on you, anywhere, he’s not fussy.

He is just adorable! Janette.

Benny and Bobby

Soon after arriving, Benny and Bobby discovered the joys of the window sill, especially my mostly white Benny, and they would spend hours weighing up the garden.

We’re all getting to know each other better and yesterday they had their first taste of the great outdoors. Second try today and they were a little more confident. Benny is the scaredy-cat and likes to run back in. Bobby is very keen to get out and likes playing in the garden. They’re really sweet cats and they are great with the children.

They come for cuddles in the evening and Bobby likes to lie between Scott and myself on the couch! I can’t imagine life without them now.  Helen.


Here is my gorgeous boy Dinx who came to us three weeksago from Stopford Cat Rescue.

He has already settled in beautifully. Me and my children love to treat him like our baby which he seems quite happy about.  He loves being cuddled and fussed with constantly and one of his favourite places to be is in the children’s bedroom with them.   Jenna.


Last Autumn I started to think about adopting a cat for company but it wasn’t until February that I saw the cat I wanted, thanks to Carole at Stopford Cat Rescue.
He is 12 years old and as he had the name Midge for all his life I didn’t think it was a good idea to change it.  He settled down quite quickly.  I kept him indoors for three weeks and then let him out into the garden.  He soon adapted to that and now lets me know when he needs to go out.  He’s got used to going out the front door as well so he has a choice of front or back garden.
He’s a nicely marked ginger and white cat and is very loving and lovable.  He follows me from room to room when he realises I’m not in the same room and always answers to his name. Visitors like him and have wanted to take him with them — no chance!   I’m delighted that I chose Midge and I am grateful to Carole for all her help in getting him vaccinated and microchipped.   I would not hesitate to recommend Stopford Cat Rescue for help in choosing a cat and I hope that they will go on from strength to strength.