I am tiny. And I probably will remain small. Though I look like a toy, I am a cat. A sweet, loving individual. Still a bit shy, but learning fast. Open to life and very open to meeting you. I am white like moonshine and like to keep myself spotless. Comment. We don’t know a lot about Fiflu’s history. His stunted growth might be due to his mother being unable to sufficiently feed her litter. Fiflu is FIV positive, but otherwise healthy and active. And he is gradually, but extremely fast, building up his trust in humans. If you understand cats’ needs, are informed about FIV and want to provide an open minded, sweet kitten with a happy and stable life, Fiflu would be only too happy to become your cat.
LEON - lion soul
Quiet and sensitive gentleman of striking appearance with deep, sincere feelings seeks caring partner and comfortable home. Forever. Carer's comment: Probably one of the most beautiful toms in the Sanctuary Leon values his personal space and freedom. He has been much loved in his life and returns affection with unswerving, undemonstrative loyalty. His reticence increases with illness, When Leon is not well he tends to hide himself away, possibly in order to avoid losing further status. He also preserves his dignity and will only be treated and handled on his terms. Leon is not a cat to be grabbed, but a gentleman to be asked.
Leon has fought FIV all his life and the better he is supported the greater are his chances. Under his cream-brown-and-white feathery coat stands a tall, but lightly built, quite delicate cat. In order to help Leon put on weight, gingivitis (gum inflammation) needs to be monitored. When his gums are inflamed, Leon needs gentle pain relief, smooth, pureed food and help with his grooming. As Leon has not built up a lot of weight, illness must be taken seriously. Another winter spent in the Sanctuary meant contracting various ailments which needed to be medicated. Medication however puts increasing pressure on his kidneys. In order to survive Leon needs a home.
You will find Leon a grateful, most agreeable, well mannered and intelligent partner. He is not as shy as it might seem, but might take some time to make up his mind about you. After all the change he has experienced, Leon deserves an enjoyable, steady courtship, not to be rushed!
Leon loves some space to explore and to withdraw to, but as time goes by now prefers a comfortable basket with a hot water bottle .
Will you open your home and your heart to Leon? Will you save his life?
SANDY - strong boy with a heart of gold
FIV positive, half blind, an impressively muscular, pear shaped, very cuddly tom,
Beige (buff, strawberry coloured), perhaps 5 years old (??), lovely character & temperament, very sweet, but definitely not a toy, but an individual with his own mind, quietly inquisitive, intelligent.
If there are other cats, Sandy can be both very loving, but also defensive/dominant when others try to take advantage.
He snuggles up with weaker cats, which he licks. He also licks himself vigorously. A possible cause for this is stress and both licking and eating may be strategies to soothe himself.
Sandy is fond of thorough rests but also an active cat. He enjoys being tickled, handled, even picked up, if he trusts you and is approached by voice first. He thrives on and should never be deprived of attention Sandy even lets you clean his ears, provided there are sufficient cuddles to be had before and after. As he can only see half of what a normal cat sees, there is a certain insecurity which a sensitive, caring owner should - with time - be able to totally alleviate.
Judging by other successful adoptions of FIV cats, once happily homed Sandy will probably increase in health and playfulness, lose weight and might turn out to be younger than assumed.
If you are willing to invest empathy and love you need look no further for a LOVELY tom, great companion and an asset to your home.