Staff Reporter (13 September, 2019)

An eleven-month-old cat at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has been learning to walk after being found in an alleyway in Lambeth, and is waiting to be part of a family.


Moomin, the eleven-month-old cat, who was abondoned after she lost the ability to walk, is looking for a home, writes Rosie Clarkson…

Moomin was found unable to use her back legs in a Lambeth alleyway, but luckily, she was picked up by locals and taken to Battersea Cat & Dogs Home.

There, she was fortunate enough to have surgery, treatment and exercises for a disease that is able to severely affect an animal’s mobility and bones, Metaphyseal Osteopathy.

Treatment is essential to guarantee a good quality of life, and animals with this condition may face medical issues again further down the line.

“Moomin has really come a long way since she first arrived at Battersea. It was heartbreaking to see such a young cat struggling to walk and clearly in pain”, says Rachel Saunders, Battersea’s Cattery Manager.

“After a wobbly start to life, lucky Moomin has now found her feet and we hope it won’t be long until she also finds a new home.”

Moomin isn’t the only cat at Battersea currently hoping to be adopted. Cats including the distinguished tuxedo cat Prince Benjamin, six-month-old bundle of fun Elsie, and mother and daughter pair Olive and Snow White the British Shorthairs, are all waiting for their ideal owners to come along.

To find out more about Moomin or any of Battersea’s other cats, visit



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