Jock VI of Chartwell
Since the National Trust opened the house to the public in 1966, the family of Sir Winston Churchill requested that there always be a marmalade cat named Jock, with a white bib and four white socks, in comfortable residence at Chartwell.
He has had regular checks but unfortunately tests have revealed that he is suffering from retinal degeneration.
Jock VI is now almost completely blind and was finding life at Chartwell very hard. Once it became dangerous, Chartwell made the decision to retire him from public life after his six years of service.
Jock VI is now enjoying the life of a former celebrity with Chartwell’s House and Collections Manager in a much quieter, more peaceful garden of his own.