Petey & Buddy lived together with other cats on the streets in Prairiewood and the only contact they had with people was when they were fed as part of the colony. As a result they didn’t grow up with people and are very independent and at SAFE they have pretty much kept themselves to themselves.
Petey was trapped first as we could see that he had something wrong with his right fore-leg. Our vet diagnosed an old injury & felt the best thing was to amputate the leg. Petey is just over 2 years old and is quite shy but he had bonded with a special friend in the colony, so to help him recover we decided to reunite them and Buddy arrived a few weeks later.
Buddy is Petey’s wingman and very protective of him. He is reasonably friendly and will tolerate pats when eating. However he can sometimes be quite reactive, maybe because of the protective role he has taken on. Petey is generally approachable but currently reluctant to be touched. He looks up to, and loves being with Buddy. They play and wrestle and often curl up to sleep together.
Both boys are healthy with shiny black coats and yellow eyes and we think that they are probably brothers as they are so comfortable together. They are inter-dependent and need to be adopted together. Can you rescue a 3 legged cat & his big Bud?
Petey & Buddy could suit you if you’re looking for cats that are undemanding but nice to have around doing their own thing. Alternatively if you have experience socialising cats before and want to work with them, over a period of time, like most cats, they have huge potential to change. If you gradually manage to gain their trust they will relax and start to respond to your love & care. However there is no guarantee – you will have to let them decide and be prepared for either outcome.
If the statements below describe you & your home, please call 0404 753 227.
- I do not have children living at home
- I have a quiet home
- I appreciate that they are used to living independently
- I will accept them for who they are, take it as it comes and have no expectations
If these two lovely cats aren’t for you please monitor our website for your perfect match!