Tresco Estate Gets New Feline Residents

Blodwyn (left) and Scampy

Tresco Estate has two new residents.

Scampy and Blodwyn are the first cats to be rehoused on the Isles of Scilly by the Falmouth, Helston and District Cats Protection.

New owner, Carly Doherty, says she searched on the islands and through the Cornish newspapers to find a new cat, to no avail

She came across an advert for Cats Protection, but wasn’t prepared for how quickly things happened.

Carly says she rang them on Monday looking for a single cat, and by Friday, she had two arriving at Tresco Heliport. She expected the process to take months

The cats had been dropped off at Penzance by a volunteer before flying over to the Islands.

Carly says the pair were house cats, having lived in a student property, so weren’t used to going out. The society had been looking for a quiet, rural location to re-home them in, as they weren’t used to traffic.

But she says they’ve soon taken to the great outdoors on Tresco, spending most of the night in the bramble patches.

“Being long-haired cats, they seem to bring in most of the shrubbery,” says Carly.

Carly said, “I want to thank everyone involved at the Cats Protection team for getting the cats to us, taking fantastic care of them beforehand and also giving us the opportunity to give them a home.”

Anyone wanting more information about fostering or adopting a cat should call 0845 3712729 or visit