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Frankie finally finds his forever home

Frankie and Sam with adopters Mr and Mrs Wilson.

[F]rankie, a handsome two year-old Ragdoll cross cat, has finally found his forever home after a year of veterinary care to get him back to full health.

Frankie, was brought into Oak Tree Animals’ Charity, Wetheral, having been found abandoned with significant hair loss, ulcerated dermatitis and tongue ulcers. He had been severely overgrooming, often associated with stress and extreme discomfort. It took the team at Oak Tree with support from Eden Veterinary Centre and the Dermatology Referral Service, Glasgow over eight months to fully identify the extent of his allergies and bring them under control through diet, lifestyle and, if needed, medication.

Throughout this extensive veterinary work, the small animal team and volunteers at Oak Tree, made sure that Frankie had everything he needed. As a complete character, who loves a fuss, Frankie was always into everything, and everyone!

The hunt was then on to find the right forever home for this fantastic feline. The team were searching for new owners who were able to maintain his strict dietary and lifestyle limitations to prevent a reoccurrence of his allergic reactions and extreme discomfort. Being allergic to dustmites and certain types of grass, this was always going to be a challenge!

However, at the end of April, a family came forward to offer Frankie a loving new home and he is now enjoying sunning himself on the windowsills and the luxury of a sofa, with plenty of cuddles.

Sam MacMillan, Frankie’s caseworker at Oak Tree, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Frankie has found his new home. He is a complete star and it is great to see him so happy and well after so many months of veterinary care. We would like to thank all of the people who have helped us get Frankie back to full health including our veterinary specialists and our supporters who donate to our Charity allowing us to make such a difference to animals like him. We would also like to thank Frankie’s new owners for giving him the chance of a fabulous new life.”

For further information about how to rehome an animal from Oak Tree or to find out how you can help animals like Frankie please visit or the Charity’s Facebook page.

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