Choupette and Princess, female – looking for a home together

Choupette & Princess desperately need a permanent home. They came to France from Canada with their owner in 2005 at the age of four. Both are microchipped, sterilised & vaccinated until the end of this month & are in good health, confirmed by a recent health check at the vet’s. On the whole, they are house cats & rarely venture out. Both are very gentle & affectionate. Obviously, since they are sisters, they are to be adopted together.

Tragically their owner committed suicide last month. Her daughter wanted to euthanize them but fortunately, an uncle rescued them. However, he is unable to adopt them as he lives in a small flat in the town centre & already has other pets.

They are currently being looked after by a neighbour near Chef Boutonne (south Deux Sèvres 79). Since there have been just the two of them, I suspect they are not used to other pets although they themselves are extremely good natured.

Please call for further details, preferably after six or weekends (or leave a message)
Mob: 06 08 65 61 16

Nancy and Nina – sisters, sisters there were never such devoted sisters

Look at these little faces! What is it about these two that makes them so un-adoptable?

Because that’s what they appear to be. They have been with Acorn Cat Rescue since June 2017 when they were tiny kittens.

Always overlooked, it’s very sad. Could it just be due to the colour of their fur?

The gingers, the tabbies and the all-sorts get snapped up first and the black and white ones always seem to have to wait longer.

There’s nothing not to like about these two. They are bright, happy, friendly and sociable with other cats and people alike. Nancy’s slightly shyer than her sister but we know she is longing for a warm lap to sit on too.

We’d love them to go together but equally happy if they are adopted separately.

More photos can be found on the Acorn Cat Rescue Facebook page. Nancy and Nina are chipped, de-parasited, fully vaccinated and sterilised. They are in 24400 Eglise Neuve D’Issac. Please contact Lynda on 05 53 81 30 44 or

Ginnie, female, 7 months old – amazing transformation

The incredible transformation of GINNIE.

Sometimes a kitten comes into Acorn Cat Rescue and we really worry because even though their siblings peacefully thrive, certain individuals never recover from whatever trauma has happened to them and our fear is that they remain unadoptable.

Ginnie came to us as a tiny kitten last summer and was terrified. If we tried to approach her her ears would flatten and she would hiss and try and hide. Although she got a little used to us, she’d make a run for it whenever our cat cuddlers or photographer came round. This wasn’t good news.

In stepped Carina; Carina is our newest Foster Carer who joined in December and took Ginnie under her wing. Well, we don’t know if it’s special powers or just a great deal of love and patience but Ginnie has made a massive u-turn.

We’re amazed to see these photos of her looking calm and happy.

Carina says that Ginnie is very quiet before she gets to know you and then becomes REALLY affectionate. She says she will be a lovely lap cat (who’d have thought it?!) as she loves cuddles. She’s great with other cats too and would possibly be ok with a quiet dog.

If you have a special place in your home and heart we’d love you to adopt Ginnie. Please contact Carina on 06 17 30 14 00 or on

FLORENCE – born April 2017

FLORENCE – born April 2017

Sometimes the prettiest and sweetest cats get overlooked. At Acorn, we’ve had so many cats passing through our doors during 2017 and sadly, nobody has chosen Florence.

It’s probably because she’s quite chilled out and so doesn’t push herself forwards as some of the show-offs do!

That said, Florence loves to play and really, really wants a family who will love her as much as we do. She doesn’t want to fight for affection any more and nor does she deserve to. A nice warm lap, lots of fuss and a comfy place to sleep are all she wants.

Florence gets on well with other cats and with humans.

Florence is ready to go and is microchipped, fully vaccinated, de-parasited and sterilised. She is in 24400 Eglise Neuve D’Issac.

Please contact Lynda on or on 05 53 81 30 44

Jemima, female, 2 years old – how do you solve a problem like Jemima?

Introducing Acorn Cat Rescue’s Longest Stayer, 2 year old JEMIMA.

Who hasn’t seen the film “The Sound of Music” and sung along to “How do you solve a problem like Maria?”, the song written by the exasperated nuns about the frolicsome and non-conventional Maria?

Well, we sing the same song for Jemima, because although she’s a lovely little girl, she doesn’t get along with other cats. Due to space limitations, we only have shared pens here at Acorn and so she’s an eternal worry for us.

Jemima came to Acorn via a request from a supporter whose local vet had a homeless Jemima in their care and no solution for her, aside from the obvious.

We asked if Jemima got along with other cats and having been assured that she did, it turned out, once she was here, that she very much didn’t. So, how do you solve a problem like Jemima?

By finding her the right family.

Jemima is a very beautiful cat. She is full of playfulness, she loves toys and enjoys running about and climbing. She’s a bright, intelligent girl and she’s well house-trained.

She’s always eager to greet us first thing in the morning and weaves herself round our legs whilst waiting for her food.

She’s very affectionate on her terms. We’ve fallen in love with her.

We used to think she had a spiteful side but have learnt that this is due to her never having learned what is acceptable and what isn’t. She’s developed a great deal here at Acorn and behaves very well, aside from the odd occasion where she loves to do an impression of Usain Bolt which may involve taking a playful swipe at your legs. “What fun!”, she thinks.

Jemima cannot cope with over stroking around her head or back. This could result in a mouthing bite as a reaction to protect herself from harm. Jemima has learnt real bites hurt us and she doesn’t do this any more.

Jemima is still learning that new people will not hurt her. Once she knows you, she is fine and she will live in harmony with you but as we want her home to work out forever, we feel that she needs an experienced owner with no other cats and no children, who will let Jemima get to know you at her own pace.

Please, please, please would someone give our Jemima a chance? In consideration of a perfect home, no adoption fee will be asked.

Jemima is chipped, vaccinated and neutered. She is based in 24400 Eglise Neuve D’Issac. Contact Lynda on or 05 53 81 30 44.

Emma (f) and Eddie (m) – ready for cuddles and play

Sweet little brother and sister looking for a home.

Eddie and Emma were found as strays and looked after by a kind couple before they came into Acorn care for re-homing.

They were born in April so are 7 months old now and we’d love to see them in a forever home. It would be ideal if they went together but we’d consider all options.

They both have heart-melting faces with big, green eyes and soft tabby and white fur. They are lovely friendly kittens who are well socialised with other cats and people. They really would make great company for someone.

Emma and Eddie are chipped, de-parasited and vaccinated. Eddie is neutered and Emma is booked in for hers the week commencing 13th November. They are in 24400 Eglise Neuve D’Issac. Please contact Lynda on or 05 53 81 30 44

Ava and Alfie – tabby twosome purring for you

AVA (f) and ALFIE (m)

Alfie and Ava were yet another couple of summer’s unwanted kittens. Well, that was until they came to Acorn, where they are now very much loved.

Alfie is a big, handsome boy who is a little timid at first but soon warms up with a good toy or a treat! He loves a tummy tickle!

Ava was a little more traumatised by her sad start in life and is quite shy. Having said that, she is starting to come out of her shell and loves to play with the toys now. She loves her food too and that is certainly one way to win her over. She has made great progress with Caroline, her Carer, and enjoys a stroke and will rub against Caroline’s hand. She sometimes follows her across the room and playfully grabs her legs! We think a calm, quiet home with an older family of her own would be ideal as we don’t think she would do well in a lively home with children.

Alfie and Ava can be adopted separately or together.

Alfie and Ava are chipped, de-parasited, neutered and vaccinated. They are near 24320 La Tour Blanche. Please contact Caroline on or 06 77 22 65 90

Louis, male kitten – Angelic little scamp!

Help Acorn Cat Rescue find a home for LOUIS.

Louis looks like an angel. He’s a wee wisp of a boy with his soft, mostly white fur and big, green eyes.

He might look angelic but he can be a cheeky little scamp! He’ll poke his nose into everyone’s business whether they want him to or not! Louis will provide you with hours of fun and good company.

Once he’s gone about this daily antics and worn himself out he turns back into enchanting mode; the true Louis, just a baby boy who loves his snuggles.

Louis is chipped, de-parasited and fully vaccinated. You will be expected to sterilise him post-adoption. He is in 24400 Eglise Neuve D’Issac. Please contact Lynda on 05 53 81 30 44 or

Meet the Sunshine Kitts – only 2 left, better hurry!

WINSTON (m) and WILLOW (f) – born early May 2017

At Acorn Cat Rescue we refer to these two as The Sunshine Kids because they appear to be permanently bathed in sunlight due to the warm, golden and amber tones of their fur, with eyes to match. Tabbies with a twist!

They were born to a stray cat and cared for by a family who have now happily adopted their mum who has since been sterilised.

If you need some sunshine in your life, don’t hesitate in adopting one of these radiant beauties. All three are happy, confident and playful with other cats and humans alike.

They are based in 24400 Eglise Neuve D’Issac and will be chipped, de-parasited and first vaccinated upon adoption. You will be expected to sterilise them post-adoption. Please contact Lynda on 05 53 81 30 44 or

Dickie and Dolly – Two little fun-loving, furry dudes looking for a home

Acorn Cat Rescue seeks homes for DICKIE (male) and DOLLY (female) born late May 2017.

Dickie and Dolly were absolutely tiny when they came to Acorn. We had saved them from euthanasia and as they were so young, they needed bottle feeding every few hours, day and night.

When they learnt to eat solid food, it make the whites of their fur go a terrible yellow colour as they got the food ALL over their faces and bodies!

Thankfully they’ve progressed to only eating the food now, rather than smearing it, so we managed to take some better photos!

DICKIE is quite happy playing with his siblings but is otherwise in his own little world, happy to entertain himself. Fun fact: he likes to play with his feet! (we do get ‘em at Acorn. Maybe it’s the water).

DOLLY is by nature as she is name – delicate and very cute. A real girlie girl.

They will be ready to go to new homes at the end of July and will be chipped, de-parasited and first vaccinated upon adoption. You will be expected to sterilise them post-adoption. They are in 24400 Eglise Neuve D’Issac. Please contact Lynda on 05 53 81 30 44 or

To see more cats for adoption and to find out about our work, visit Acorn Cat Rescue