Our gorgeous boy Stephen came in via RSPCA Inspectors as a poorly stray.
He has been in the wars, never vaccinated or neutered which led him to fight with other cats and unfortunately he contracted FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.) Information can be found here https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/cats/health/fiv
He had several broken teeth and a missing tooth, and conjunctivitis. The first photo shows a poorly weepy sad moggy who was in a lot of pain – but look at him now, a bright-eyed happy, healthy and playful boy! He had a dental and the three broken teeth were removed and he was neutered, he has been vaccinated and microchipped. He was then moved into a foster home. During one of Stephen’s vet checks it was noted that he may have a touch of arthritis in one of his back legs so may need ongoing pain relief on and off moving forward but he’s only on eye drops for his eyes.
Stephen is a lovely, very affectionate and cuddly boy. He’s looking for a home without pets.
Stephen (known as Steve) has been with us since January and he settled in very quickly, he is an adorable chunky lad who is extremely friendly and adores lots of attention and sitting on your knee. He loves his food and treats. He is a quiet cat and makes a little noise when he is talking to you, he does however have a loud purr and snores! He loves to play with a variety of cat toys but his favourite past time is cat napping, he will lie on your knee or on the sofa, footstool or our beds. Steve is so gentle natured he would make a perfect addition to your home. He needs a forever home where he can get lots of love and attention, I feel he would suit a home without children as he likes the quiet life. This gorgeous tabby boy just needs a chance at a forever home could you be his new owner? If so please get in touch he is waiting for your call!
Homes we would consider due to Stephen being FIV positive:
- A secure high walled back yard with supervised visits as he loves going out
- With garden fence rollers to prevent escape (with no neighbouring cats)
- With a large catio attached to the home with 24/7 access
- With Protectapet (or similarly) secured garden
- Or he can be rehomed to a lone property with land where there are no other cats around to spread the FIV
NOTE : Being totally indoor-only may be considered as reducing his quality of life, since most FIV positive cats have previously been used to going outdoors. In some cases, being confined indoors can even cause stress, which may further lower their immune system.
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