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Hi there, my name is Enzo and I am around 10 years old. As you can see from my photos, I am a very handsome chap!

I am a very lovable boy and have bags of character. I love human company and I enjoy nothing more than sitting on a friendly lap for hours of cuddling. I am a quiet and calm cat who loves both adults and children alike, as long as you fuss me and feed me, I’m happy really. I enjoy the simple life and you will often find me curled up in my favourite, warm spot, but I am more than happy to wake up for food, fuss and play! I adore being stroked, brushed and my favourite toy is a piece of string, I can’t resist a chase.

Now, the reason I say I need a special home is because after living life as a stray, I unfortunately tested positive for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)….please don’t stop reading at this point, I’ve added more detail about this misunderstood diagnosis.

 

FIV 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 positive cats can 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.

If you’re still reading at this point, that means that my being FIV positive didn’t frighten you away. It really shouldn’t, I’m healthy, happy, require no medication, in fact I require no special treatment at all. The only difference is that I will need to be an indoor only cat, so that I can’t spread the virus and should also be the only cat in the household – more food for me, hoorah! (Alternatively, I can be placed with other FIV positive cats). It makes me the perfect cat for somebody living in an apartment or flat, as I don’t need access to an outdoor space.

So do you think you can offer me a special place in your heart and home? If so, I’ll be here waiting to meet you.

 

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.  Owners are requested  to vaccinate their adopted Charity cats, as our  limited funds do not allow us to do so.

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 Enzo, please contact our Adoption Officer on 0115 9985063 after 6pm. This number must not  be used for any other type of enquiry or emergency contact.  Alternatively,  you can email 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 Animal Accident Rescue Unit rescue.  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.