Matted elderly cat rescued by RSPCA is now looking for a home in time for Christmas

An elderly cat who came into the RSPCA’s care with matted fur is now looking to find his retirement pad just in time for Christmas.

The 15-year-old tabby and white cat, called Otis, came into the care of the RSPCA Middlesex North West and South Hertfordshire branch in Hillingdon in October.

His side and belly were very matted which meant that large parts of his fur had to be completely shaved. As a semi-longhaired cat, Otis needed regular grooming but unfortunately this hadn’t happened in his previous home leaving him with mats in his fur.

Tracy Deamer, Animal Welfare Officer at the branch, said: “Even though we had to give him a rather dodgy haircut, Otis hasn’t held that against us and he has been an absolute delight to care for these last few months! He’s a friendly and sweet senior gentleman and despite his advancing years, he is very active and would like a home where he can go outside and explore.

“In human years, Otis would be 76 years old but you would never know it! Now he is looking for a home where he can get lots of fuss. He is looking for an adult only, quiet home, as the only pet or potentially he could live with a calm female cat of a similar age. His Christmas wish is to have a forever sofa to call his own, one he can curl up on with a lovely human companion.”

If you think you can give Otis a loving home please contact the RSPCA Middlesex North West and South Hertfordshire branch on or 020 896 69688.