SEVEN Bulgarian cats are hoping Bridport News readers will help them to move from Bulgaria to the south west.

And they each have an EU passport and a 'cat CV' to prove they will be the 'purrr-fect' house-guests.

The animals were all adopted by expats Pauline and Andy Trent, who have lived in Bulgaria for the past four years.

Previously they lived in Turkey where they set up an animal rescue shelter for stray dogs and cats, which is how they acquired so many furry friends.

Now the Trents are keen to move back to England in January to be near their three grandchildren. They are looking for suitable rental accommodation in an area between Dorchester and Newton Abbot in Devon.

Knowing that many letting agents will not accept cats, they enlisted the aid of a charity - AdvoCATS - to help with their house hunting. The organisation provides a free support service for cat owners who have difficulty finding rented accommodation.

Jennifer Berezai, founder of AdvoCATS, said: “We can negotiate on behalf of the cat owner with a landlord, providing reassurance about the owner and animal’s suitability as tenants.

“We help put together a 'cat CV'. This will include references from previous landlords and a vet’s assessment of the cat and its behaviour.

"Included will be a picture of the pet to provide the landlord with a good idea of the kind of cat it is."

All the Trent’s cats are neutered, fully vaccinated, and micro-chipped, have EU passports and are, says Pauline Trent, “well behaved.”

“This is the first time we have helped a client from outside the East Midlands and has presented AdvoCATSeastmids with one of its most challenging cases to date,” added Jennifer Berezai.

“For the cats’ Bulgarian vet’s reports it was necessary to find someone able to translate all our vet and landlord documents into Bulgarian.

“We are now hoping that all our efforts to provide reliable assurances to potential landlords for the couple and their furry friends will result in the offer of a two or three-bedroom home with a garden in Dorset or Devon.

Any of the paper’s readers who think they may be able to help can contact AdvoCATSeastmids at or call 07762726197.”


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