Hi I’m George, I’m tabby and white and around 9 years old, I like to cuddle and purr. Life for me hasn’t been very good, until I wandered into a cattery and a lady there tried to take me in but me and her dog just didn’t get along.She did take me to the vet though and this is where it gets a bit sad because the vet said that I was FIV* and if she couldn’t take me in I should be put to sleep! Well she didn’t give up and eventually Animal Accident Rescue Unit stepped in to help and I moved in with my lovely fosterers.As well as having FIV, I have a few other health issues so I’ve become one of the Charity’s permanent foster cats. The Animal Accident Rescue Unit has a lifelong commitment to the animals it rescues. This means cats that aren’t able to be rehomed due to medical conditions, are cared for by the Charity’s network of fosterers for the rest of their lives, with the Charity providing financial support.Now after all the time I’ve spent straying and not knowing where my next meal would come from, I have a bed and knees to cuddle up on. Finally life has turned out just how it was always intended to be. I’m indoors safe and warm with someone to fuss me and give me regular meals, phew.*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 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.” This cat is not available for adoption due to their health issues but you can donate to help Animal Accident Rescue Unit to cover the cost of vets bills, regular medication and food.
“The Charity has a life long commitment to the animals it rescues, which can be very costly especially for those with complex medical conditions. As we take in more cats with long-term health problems that prevent them being available for general adoption we have to rely on our network of caring permanent cat fosterers to give these cats the love and attention they deserve.
“To donate, please visit our website: http://www.animalaccident.org.uk/donate/