Meet the pouncing puss that scares Battersea staff at Halloween

(BDCH Press Release) Battersea Old Windsor’s longest stay cat has been priming his paws and pouncing on anything that moves, spooking staff and volunteers at the Berkshire centre in the run up to Halloween.

Bungee the moggy’s sudden pounces might make the centre’s staff jump – but they know he’s more timid than terrifying and just wants to play. The two year old has perhaps been preparing for Battersea’s Scaredy Cat Halloween event that falls on National Cat Day on Thursday 29 October.


Bungee is looking for a country home after being at the centre for 180 days – over six times longer than the average stay for a cat – after his owner became ill and could no longer care for him, so he’s hoping he will attract attention from visitors.

Centre Manager at Battersea Old Windsor, Kaye Mughal, says: “We’re looking for a farm or stable home for Bungee. He loves being around people and is such a nice cat, he just gets a bit excited and jumps on everything – hence the name Bungee!

“He has a reputation in our Cattery for giving staff and volunteers a fright when they least expect it – but that just adds to his comical character. We really hope someone at our Halloween Scaredy Cat event can offer him the rural home he deserves.”

Scaredy Cat is a family Halloween event at Battersea Old Windsor’s Cattery on Thursday 29 October from 10:30am – 5pm. There will be frightful fun including felines looking for new homes, arts, crafts and games for children, tasty treats and a raffle. Visitors are encouraged to stay after the event for the centre’s monthly ‘Knitting Kittens’ club that runs until 8pm.

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