This is a 12-year-old tabby Exotic Shorthair (shorthaired version of the Persian) who might be up for adoption at RSPCA Putney, UK. She has a nice personality.
Her name is Matilda. It appears that she was dumped in a bin in Croydon. Another thrown away cat. It is almost endemic. She was found by trash bins (refuse bins).
The RSPCA got involved and they tried to find Matilda’s owner without success. They are still waiting for the owner to come forward but it seems likely that they won’t as it appears that she was thrown away. It is likely that she will be adopted out. When she was rescued she was not in the best of health with cat flu. I am sure the RSPCA are dealing with this effectively.
Typically for cats of the Persian family Matilda probably has what is called ‘tear duct overflow’. Her eyes look ‘sticky’. Tear duct overflow is caused by extreme breeding which flattens the face and makes the tear duct (the tube which drains tears) less effective so the tears don’t drain properly. It can be managed by regularly wiping with Angel Eyes (purchase on Amazon).
Her tongue sometimes flops out which I think is typical of poor breeding. It’s probably due to difficulties with breathing. Nonetheless she is a nice cat needing a home and a nice human 🙂 Please contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018 if you are the owner or a prospective adopter.
When the RSPCA saw her they thought of Bagpuss. Bagpuss is a cat who was featured in a UK television series between February and May of 1974. Bagpuss was described as ‘a saggy, old cloth cat, baggy, and a bit loose at the seams’.