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Crossbreed, Domestic Shorthair | 6 years old


  • Arrived 6th January, 2021

  • Fostered in Macclesfield

Our gorgeous boy Stephen came in via RSPCA Inspectors as a poorly stray.

He has been in the wars, never vaccinated or neutered which led him to fight with other cats and unfortunately he contracted FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.) Information can be found here

He had several broken teeth and a missing tooth, and conjunctivitis. The first photo shows a poorly weepy sad moggy who was in a lot of pain – but look at him now, a bright-eyed happy, healthy and playful boy! He had a dental and the three broken teeth were removed and he was neutered, he has been vaccinated and microchipped. He was then moved into a foster home.

Stephen is a lovely, very affectionate and cuddly boy. Although he doesn’t seem keen being picked up, his new owner will need to gain his trust here over time, it really is hit and miss! He probably won’t suit children who would want a cat to pick up and cuddle or a busy loud home and one without pets.

Homes we would consider due to Stephen being FIV positive:

  • With garden fence rollers to prevent escape (with no neighbouring cats)

  • With a large catio attached to the home with 24/7 access

  • With Protectapet (or similarly) secured garden

  • Or he can be rehomed to a lone property with land where there are no other cats around to spread the FIV

NOTE : Being totally indoor-only may be considered as reducing his quality of life, since most FIV positive cats have previously been used to going outdoors. In some cases, being confined indoors can even cause stress, which may further lower their immune system.

Additional details

  • Size :

  • Age :

  • 6

  • Breed :

  • Colour :

  • Crossbreed, Domestic Shorthair

  • White, Tabby

Location RSPCA Macclesfield SE Cheshire & Buxton Branch PO Box 518 Macclesfield SK10 9DJ