About Me

Name: Rafiki

Age: 3 years 

Breed: DSH

Sex: Male

Ref Number: 8


If you have already filled out an application form within the last 6 months, you only need to email: enquiries@rspcasolent.org.uk with your surname, contact number and the name of the animal you are interested in so we can retrieve your previous application form. (We only keep application forms on file for 6 months due to GDPR requirements).

If you have not applied to adopt an animal from us before, please click the Application Form button below and fill out the online form. Please make sure once you have completed it to click “Submit” and it will be automatically sent to us.

If you would rather be sent an application form to fill out please email: enquiries@rspcasolent.org.uk and we will send you one. Or please pop into the shelter to fill one out in person.

Due to the high number of applications we receive daily,
regrettably we will only be able to contact the successful applicant.

Rehoming – Profile


Rafiki came into the shelter as he wasn’t comfortable living with the child in the home.


Behaviour observations on site:

Poor Rafiki has taken time to settle in the cattery environment and finds it a little bit scary. To start with he preferred the safety of his carrier and only ventured out when it was quiet. Over the last few days he’s really started to thrive and will come out and see a couple of the volunteers and is now happy to receive a few strokes. We are doing everything on Rafikis terms and at a pace he feels comfortable with. Rafiki is a massive foody so this definitely helps!

Rafiki is starting to show he has a playful side and we feel once he’s settled in a new home he will really start to show his character and show what a loving and playful boy he can be.

Rafiki will need a room of his own that no one else uses to initially help him settle before exploring the rest of the property and eventually a fully enclosed garden. Rafiki will need time and space to settle and do things at his own pace. He still gets easily spooked by sudden movements and loud noises so will need a calm and quiet home.

Rafiki needs to be an only pet, he has shown he’s not happy seeing other cats on site and needs an adult only home due to his previous experience with children.

We reserve the right to remove a reserve at any stage of the adoption process if we believe it is in the best interest of the cat. 


Medical history:

Rafiki did have some hair loss due to being stressed in his previous home, it is growing back well and he has received no treatment for this. He has no known medical conditions.

Adopters should consider that previous medical conditions will now not be covered by insurance. Adopters are responsible for the on-going medical costs once the animal has been adopted.


Additional information:

Rafiki cannot be home in Southampton (SO14) and his adoption fee is a minimum donation of £80.


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