Ralphy is a very sweet older cat at the National Animal Welfare Trust’s Cornwall centre in Hayle. He would suit a relaxed home as he can be a little shy initially, although he soon comes out of his shell and is a firm favourite with staff and volunteers due to his cheeky nature. He could live with a calm dog, another cat and children over 12. Ralphy has recently been diagnosed as diabetic and this is controlled with daily insulin injections, which he doesn’t mind at all.
If you would like to know more about Ralphy please contact NAWT Cornwall on 01736 756005 or to find a pet in need of a home in your area, visit www.nawt.org.uk/rehoming
Ralphy featured in Pete’s column in June 2017
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?
I’m afraid the update on Ralphy isn’t a happy one. Sadly, the team had to say goodbye to him when he was diagnosed with cancer on top of his diabetes. He was in a lot of discomfort with a prognosis of just a week left to live, so eventually it was decided that it was kinder to let him go. Typically, the day after he passed away, a lovely family visited the centre to enquire about him, who would have been perfect.