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Ollie – a very special boy looking for a very special home

 

Ollie has now been adopted.

 

Hi, my name is Ollie and I am about 6 years old.

I’m very playful and energetic and my fosterer says I have real character. I love feet and will play with them given the opportunity, I especially love chasing them under the duvet! Although I’m not always a lap cat, I will come and curl up on you when I decide I want a fuss….I do really love fuss and cuddles, but only when I’m in the mood. I especially love morning cuddles and will join you in bed if you allow it.

I do have a confession to make…..I have a bit of a fetish about water and love watching the toilet being flushed and drinking from the bathroom taps, so I hope you don’t like having privacy in the bathroom?

I’m a very happy boy and am very content as an indoor cat. I spend my days sleeping, watching birds outside, playing in boxes and sleeping some more and as happy as I am being left throughout the day, I will be waiting to greet you when you get home.

When I first arrived at the Animal Accident Rescue Unit, I had some digestive issues. This is now being controlled with a special diet, which is readily available in pet shops and online. There may be occasions where this flares up and I will need to see the vet and maybe receive some addition treatment for this. The Animal Accident Rescue Unit will be able to tell you everything you need to know about this, should you decide to come and meet me.

The other important thing to tell you is that I have FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus). Now this isn’t as scary as it sounds and I’ve included some further information regarding this below. What it really means is that I will need to be an indoor only cat as I wouldn’t want to pass this on to any other cats I may meet outside. I would also need to be kept as the only cat in the household or I could possibly be homed with another FIV+ cat. I will also need to get prompt veterinary treatment should I show any signs of illness, as I may not be able to fight infections as well as other cats, but generally I should live as long and as healthy a life as any other cat.

I really am a lovely boy and will make a fantastic pet for the right home and would be better suited to a home without young children. I’ve seen many FIV+ cats adopted and they go on to live lovely, happy lives. It really shouldn’t put you off and the charity will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about this, but as promised, here is a little more detail:

  • 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.

There are a lot of us FIV+ cats out there and we’re nothing to be scared of. So If you think you could be the one to offer me a very special home, please come and meet me and see what a wonderful boy I really am.

 

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 Ollie, 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.

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