Desperate plea to find ‘unwanted cat’ home as he returns to RSPCA for third time

A poor cat who is desperate to find a loving home has been returned to an RSPCA animal shelter for the third time after being ditched by his latest owner.

Oscar, a 10-year-old ginger cat, is now spending his third stint at the Burton shelter in Hillfield Lane, in Stretton, having been returned by his owner after he bit her.

The cat previously earned the name ‘the unwanted cat’ by the charity because not one person had taken interest in him despite spending most of his day trying to get the attention of staff through the glass door.

The shelter’s appeal to find Oscar a loving home went viral back in October after it was shared more than 5,000 times from Staffordshire Live’s Facebook page.

However, his feisty nature meant that his owners have “reluctantly” had to return him to the shelter.

Now, he’s on the lookout for his forever home once again.

A spokesperson for the shelter said: “Oscar is on his third stint with us since September, after being returned again due to his (sometimes) feisty nature. We’re so sad to see Oscar back in the cattery and our mission is to find him his final, 100 percent, no giving up on him forever home.

“He was reluctantly returned after the lady had the same issue with him attacking her.

“Oscar is a great companion to have around, he is outgoing, adventurous and friendly.

“Oscar is not a grumpy guy through and through and 98 per cent of the time he is a chatty and good-natured boy who is happy to potter about doing his own thing and pop back over for a quick meow and a head bump to remind you he’s still around.

“He’ll purr excitedly when he sees us in the morning and is far from shy or nervous of people.”

However, he has shown unpredictable feisty tendencies.

But the shelter does believe these outbursts will be few and far between over time.

Staff say they’re looking for an experienced cat owner for Oscar, who can accept him for who he is.

They added: “He is looking for a home where there are no other pets or children, with an owner who is happy to let him do his thing and won’t try to mould him into the perfect cuddly lap cat.

“He will need access to a garden once he has settled as he loves to be out and about and we hope this freedom will also help to limit any frustrations.

“Please only apply for Oscar if you are up for a challenge as we really do not want to see his next home failing again.”

The RSPCA is re-homing under very strict guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.