Hi, my name is Jasper and I’m about 5 years old. My fosterer has said that she doesn’t have a single bad word to say about me , in fact I believe she’s rather smitten with me and is sure that anyone who comes to meet me is bound to feel the same way.

As you can see from my photo, I’m a gorgeous black boy, looking for a very special family to call my own. I am special in many ways, one of which I’m sure you’ve already noticed….and that’s the fact I only have one eye. I like to think of this as one of my long list of endearing features…it causes me no pain and doesn’t stop me from doing anything a two-eyed cat would do and it certainly gives me lots of character.

I am an extremely friendly and loving cat who gets on fantastically well with young children….I love playing with my fosterer’s grandchildren when they come to visit, they’re so much fun!

I love to be loved and I’m just so content with my life as a house cat. Being on the streets was not fun. In a house I get love and attention from my humans, I get fed often which is fantastic as I do love my food, I get playtime when I want it and for me one of the most important things is that I get safety and warmth….I’ve never been happier. The only thing needed in my life now is a home I can call my own forever.

Now, this home needs to be a special home. As I said earlier, I’m special in many ways and something else you need to know about me is that tests carried out by the vet confirmed that I was FIV positive. FIV was new to me, so I decided to do some research. Here’s a little of what I found out about FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus):

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, then that’s my first battle won….being FIV positive didn’t frighten you away. It shouldn’t, FIV really isn’t anything to be concerned about. 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 (alternatively, I can be placed with other FIV positive cats).

So if you think you can offer a special cat a place in your home, please come and see me, you won’t regret it.

 

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 Jasper, 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.