Could YOU offer Spot the cat a furever home on #NationalStarTrekDay?

Spot is looking to boldly go to a new home where she can live long and prosper this #NationalStarTrekDay on Friday 8th September.



The eight-year-old ginger female, named after android Data’s cat in the sci-fi TV series, has been waiting for a new home at Blue Cross Cambridge for 45 days after being brought in due to a change in her previous owner’s circumstances.

Spot was a female (for the most part) cat and Data’s pet in the much-loved show. She lived with him while he served aboard the USS Enterprise-D and -E and he even wrote a poem about her entitled “Ode to Spot”.

Sarah Bates, Blue Cross Cambridge animal welfare supervisor, said: “In his poem, Data referred to Spot as a true and valued friend.

We’re sure our Spot will make someone just as loyal a companion who enjoys a fuss and exploring just like Data’s cat.

She’s a little wary of new people so will need a home with a patient new owner just like Data. But once you get to know her you’ll find out she’s a super sweet lap cat who will keep you warm as the autumn chill sets in. We hope we’ll be able to make it so for Spot and see her head off to a new home soon.”

If you can beam Spot off to a new a home or are looking to rehome a pet visit


  • The Blue Cross pet rehoming centre in Cambridge has been helping homeless and abandoned pets in the region since 1935.  The centre finds loving new homes for hundreds of cats and rabbits every year. To contact the centre call 0300 777 1470 or drop in at 20 Garlic Row, Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8HW (please call ahead for opening hours).
  • Sick, injured and homeless pets have relied on Blue Cross since 1897. Abandoned or unwanted, ill or injured, pets turn to us for help every year. Our doors are always open to them, and with your support, they always will be.
  • Each year, thousands of cats, dogs, small pets and horses turn to our animal hospitals, clinics and rehoming services for treatment and to find them the happy homes they deserve.
  • For more information, please visit