Hello I’m Alan, a handsome short-haired black lad. After straying I’m so happy to be indoors safe and warm with someone to fuss me and give me regular meals, phew! 

 

When I was rescued by Animal Accident Rescue Unit I needed veterinary attention to my teeth and the vet performed some other tests, which sadly showed I was FIV+ *

 

This means I’ll need a special indoor home and could only live with other cats if they have  FIV too. My fosterer doesn’t have any other cats so I don’t know how I would get on with them. 

 

While I’m aged about 2-3 years old I’m still very playful. My fosterer says I’m hilarious and easily entertain myself by chasing my tail for ten minutes! 

I follow my fosterer about and while I love company, I’m not needy. I’m quite a confident lad and love watching things out the window.  

The other day there were these bright, noisy things called fireworks which I was fascinated by. My fosterer said most cats are scared of them, but I liked watching them from behind the glass.  

So if a well-behaved gentle lad sounds perfect, then please get in touch!  

*FIV+ (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) should NOT be confused with FeLV (Feline Leukaemia) – they are two very different viruses. They are often mentioned together due to the ‘snap’ tests carried out by vets, but they differ greatly in how they affect a cat, and its expected lifespan. 

 FeLV is a serious risk to a cat’s health and longevity, whereas FIV is not. The virus depletes the number of white blood cells, which eventually makes the cat less able to fight off infection. However, because it is such a slow acting virus many FIV+ cats enjoy a normal lifespan with no apparent health problems resulting from the virus.FIV is species specific. It can only be transmitted from cat to cat, not to humans or other animals.

All our cats are “snap” blood-tested, at the vets,  for FIV/FeLV (the result is deemed negative unless clearly stated.)

All cats have been examined and treated by a vet and received flea and worming treatment. They are micro-chipped and litter-trained.   All of our cats are fully vaccinated for their first year, after which time it is the responsibility of the new owner to continue annual vaccinations.

Adult cats are neutered and kittens under 6 months of age will need to be neutered by their new owner.
We recommend that all cats are kept indoors for around 6 to 8 weeks, to allow time to bond with their new owner and adjust to their new surroundings.  Kittens should always be kept indoors until neutered and then be supervised, with only limited access outdoors. It is recommended by all cat welfare societies that cats be kept inside at night, as they are vulnerable to many dangers.

if you are interested in Alan, please contact our Adoption Officer by emailing this volunteer at admin@aaru.org.uk. You will receive a response as soon as possible.
The Charity is run entirely by volunteers and is always in urgent need of additional fosterers to foster the cats that are rescued by Animal Accident Rescue Unit. The Charity has no central base, office or cattery and cats are fostered in individual volunteers’ homes as pets, in and around the Nottingham area.
All potential adoptions will require a successful homecheck and we don’t rehome on or near busier roads, unless the cat is suitable to be an indoor only pet.