FEEL GOOD: Cat with no ears finds loving home and is first to be adopted mid-lockdown


A cat whose ears needed to be removed is the first to be adopted from a London animal shelter since lockdown started.

Tortoiseshell cat Missy was brought into Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London at the start of February when her owner’s circumstances changed.

Shortly after arriving, staff noticed that the three-year-old feline often seemed unhappy and frequently shook her head.

Battersea’s team of vets ran tests and discovered both her ears contained polyp masses and were severely infected.

After exploring all options, vets made the decision to operate on Missy’s ear canals and remove the outside of her ears.

Battersea has now started to rehome some of its dogs and cats following government-approved guidelines, and Missy was finally able to go to her new home last week.


“Beautiful Missy is truly one of a kind. Although she may appear ‘earless’, she can still hear perfectly well and quickly became a much happier cat following her treatment,” Battersea team leader Michelle Henry-Clement said.  

Although the staff at the shelter are sad to see adorable Missy go, they’re glad she’s found a loving home.

  “We’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know this sweet girl during her time with us. When we haven’t been cuddling [her and she hasn’t been] playing [with] her favourite string toys, she’s kept us entertained with her funny, seal-like belly flops,” Michelle said.

“We were sad to say goodbye to our unique cat but very excited for her to start the next chapter of her life.”

Source: Magazine Features

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