RESIDENTS at a Dawlish care home have adopted two senior rescue cats.
Indi and Felix are now being looked after at Sefton Hall in Dawlish having been adopted from the Torbay-based charity Hector’s House Cat Rescue.
The Southern Healthcare care home welcomed the cats last month and since then, Indi and Felix have been making themselves comfortable at the care home.
Senior administrator Alison Adair says: ‘Indi is about eight years old.
‘She is a very friendly, gentle cat who loves attention from the staff.
‘She has just started venturing out of her room at night when she follows the carers around the home.
‘Felix is 16 years old and was found early in the year having sustained injuries, probably from being hit by a car at some point in the past.
‘His bones had set in their injured positions, so he has a wonky back leg and a broken sternum, but he’s a gorgeous boy who loves company.’
A select few residents have met Indi and Felix because staff wanted the cats to settle into the home before they were introduced to everyone.
A spokesperson for the charity says: ‘Hector’s House is formed of volunteers, who have experience working with cat rescues, but have a passion for the strays.
‘In Devon especially, there are some great local charities, who do amazing work to help all animals who need it.
‘Unfortunately, because of the huge demand for these charities, strays can sometimes fall through the gap. Our aim is to help those cats that no one else can.’
This year, Sefton Hall will be donating any funds raised at the care home to Hector’s House.