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Tom, the cartoon look-alike, is looking for his perfect home!

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Tom is a gorgeous Domestic Shorthair who is waiting for the perfect family to come along and take him home at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Brands Hatch location.

By Justine Seraphin , 10 Jan 2020

There couldn't be a more perfect name for this beautiful kitty – who has the same markings as Tom the cat from our beloved Tom and Jerry shows!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tom's ideal environment

Tom is an adaptable boy who will be happy as long as he's with his people, so can live in just about any location. Though he would prefer to be the only pet in the house, he would be comfortable sharing his space with children of any age – especially if they are big snugglers!

Tom will need his new home to have an enclosed garden, or catio. Indeed, Tom was tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). Though health-wise, this won't entail much (he is likely to live a long and painless life), he is susceptible to transmit the disease to other cats. To prevent this, Battersea will only consider homes where Tom will be kept from venturing out too far and crossing paths with other felines.

Caring for Tom

At 2 years old, Tom has many years ahead of him! He will need to be kept mentally and physically stimulated with lots of activities provided by his new paw-rents.

Though all cats shed their double-coats, Tom's short fur will be a breeze to upkeep.

Tom, the kitty with a heart of gold

Battersea's Tom is nowhere near as malicious as Tom from Tom and Jerry! On the contrary, Tom's favourite activity is…sleeping! He is a docile and affectionate fella who just wants lots of love and cuddles from an adoring family.

If you think Tom could be the one for you, apply to rehome online or call Battersea’s rehoming line at 02076279234.
How about spending Valentine's Day with Tom? Or do you already have a date? It will only take you a few minutes, but we want to know how your Valentine's Day will look like with your pet - spread the love and please answer this survey  ?