Videos: Chester at Cats Protection

Here are three videos of recovering, cute Chester at Cats Protection Wear Valley & Darlington. You can read his story on this page:

Chester: A cat rescued and recovering




This link takes you to the last video on YouTube. When it stops playing (on YouTube) you go to the next one automatically.

Chester looks well and very cute. Because he has big ears and shaved fur he looks like a purebred Devon Rex. The pixie-face look is reminiscent of the Devon Rex.

There are lots of people who want to adopt him, which is wonderful. When this happens I think of the cats at shelters who are not as popular, who are less high profile. Anyway it looks like this story is going to have a happy ending. We hope so. It will be a while before he is rehomed to make sure he has fully recovered and that he goes to the right home.

My thanks to Ruth (Kattaddorra) for pointing me in the right direction to find the videos.

35 thoughts on “Videos: Chester at Cats Protection”

      • The “problems” in the cat world – abuse, abandonment and being feral or stray – seem to be bundled together in little Chester. He looks content here.

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        • Thankfully he is young enough to tame even though he’s truly feral, but with all the abuse he’s suffered because the vets trip, washing and shaving and being forced to take medication, are all abuse in his mind, no wonder now he’s feeling better he doesn’t trust humans. He doesn’t know Marion pulled him through it all and will find him a wonderful home.
          I think he just needs time and patience and she will give him those along with love, when he allows her to.

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  1. Marion says:
    Chester is refusing to come anywhere near humans now so afraid backward step into smaller socialisation pen is on the cards where it’s easier to catch him’

    It looks like his feral background is coming out more now he’s feeling better and of course he had the dreadful trauma with those yobs, Marion is having a hard time with this little one but you can be sure she will persevere until he trusts her.

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    • At The Cat Network they have a very large cage and volunteers sit inside the cage with the ferals to aid in socialization. It works for some cats. They have a little tortie there who is still a spitfire despite having spent a considerable amount of time in that large cage with people.

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  2. lol naughty Chester playing Marion up today and won’t let her handle him, just look at that indignant face lol

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    • Chester is saying, as Monty often said to me, “I’m a baby kitten. I do what I want!” She wants to snuggle him, he wants none of it. I think he fears another bath. The clean up he endured was probably as traumatic as the original dunking, so he fears she will bathe him again. No way to explain he’s clean now and doesn’t need another bath.

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      • Monty tolerated foot petting before he really warmed up to petting with hands or being held. He still prefers it. It started because my husband was too lazy to bend down to pet the cat, but really Monty liked it. He seems to like the scent exchange of feet on him. He rubs against our feet also. In bed he will ask for a foot to be brought out from under the covers so he can rub his little face against it. It sounds weird, but I wonder if Chester would be the same– would tolerate contact with feet before hands. Because feet can’t grab him and pick him up and feet do smell and it is all about scent exchange with cats. Maybe she needs to take off her shoe, open the cage from the top and stick her foot in there, let him sniff it, play with it and then (while holding onto something sturdy) she could try stroking him gently with her foot. Or maybe that’s just too weird. But Monty is also an ex feral and he absolutely loves being stroked with your foot and it has been a type of contact he consistently tolerates, even asks for, whereas hand petting or being held is not his favorite and is tolerated in brief amounts only. Of course, maybe no one wants to adopt a weird cat with a foot fetish. Good thing Monty has a home already with us.

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    • Great. The more the better I think. It would be nice to know the person who saved Chester. He wants to remain anonymous. He did really well and deserves a big pat on the back.

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      • Cats protection are thanking him privately. I know from his friend who is passing info back to him that he is very touched by all the support and feels very proud.

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        • I am pleased you are in touch with him. Cats need people like him. It must have been quite tricky getting help for Chester as he was covered in oil and frightened etc.

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    • Marion you looked lovely on TV!
      Chester looks so much better! You’ve performed one of your miracles by pulling him through 🙂

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  3. Latest from Marion:
    ‘A thorough search was done around the area where Chester was rescued for his mum and any siblings, but no sign. I can tell Chester is a few generation feral and I think as the area was fields the mum will have took of with others and gone to ground. Least I hope so and that nothing happened to them Chester may have got separated from mum and that how they got him or she could even have been killed on the road as very busy nearby’

    So the first humans he met were those cruel yobs!
    Sky TV have been today to film him, Marion will send the link to the video for us when she has it.

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    • i’m so glad this little fella is safe now, it makes my blood boil that there are people out there that think this sort of behaviour is ok. its sickening. at least he is in good and capable hands now and will never know that sort of torment again. well done marion for all you’re doing with and for him. i hope, when he finally gets to his new home they will keep us updated on poc as i’m sure everyone would like to keep hearing about him.

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