Adopt Boofty & Danyal from the Cat Haven

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Boofty & Danyal 157735
Male, 4 yrs / 10 mths, FIV & Teen , Fee Free
DSH Black & White / Champagne

Pursonality traits

Hey there, we are Boofty & Danyal. You may think we are a bit of an odd couple to be bonded together. I guess we are, but we met in our foster home and have been brothers since. Boofty has been here since April and I joined him in June. That’s a long time you might say, well yeah I guess it is. Though Boofty hasn’t had a great life. He was a street cat who was a very scared and timid boy who struggled to trust the humans. He also has a thing called FIV, I’ve been told it’s not to be scared of, but if you contact the lovely humans at Cat Haven they can tell you more about it. Boofty has started enjoying head scratches, he will let you know if you need to move to a different spot, or if it’s time to stop. He also just enjoys your company while you’re in the room with him. 

Me? My foster mum calls me a shy little boy as I can be a little shy around new people. But boy do I give out love once I get to know you. I love back and head scratches and kisses in the morning. I’m a foodie, not fussy at all and when it’s playtime I go crazy, especially with balls! 

Together we are a fun, loving team. We both enjoy looking out the window and watching the world go by. Boofty isn’t overly playful by himself, but together we have so much fun, he even loves playing with the balls too. 

Together we are looking for a reasonably quiet home, preferably without little humans around. Boofty is still working on his confidence around humans so someone who will take their time and understand patience will go a long way with us. 

You can meet us in our foster home in Cloverdale.

A lovely volunteer of Cat Haven has paid our adoption fee, we are now fee free!

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Boofty has tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). FIV is a retrovirus that can compromise the immune system, spread by fighting and deep penetrating wounds. Once diagnosed with FIV, he was thoroughly examined by the Cat Haven Vet Clinic and found to be otherwise healthy (apart from skin condition below). He should lead a normal life despite this diagnosis, but there are a few special considerations that need to be made in regards to his health and well-being long term.

Boofty has a skin condition which has caused severe hair loss and itching in the past. There are a number of different things that can cause this condition, and it can be difficult to determine the underlying cause without specialists testing and trials. It is not known what causes his skin reaction, therefore it is important that you use a variety of preventative measures. He has been treated for fleas with a topical product applied to the back of the neck monthly. You must continue with monthly treatments of a flea product for the rest of his  life. Allergic skin conditions can recur throughout an animal’s lifetime and continued treatment/ intermittent medication may be required. 

Danyal has recovered from calicivirus, which is a type of cat flu. This is a common respiratory disease that usually affects the eyes, nose, and mouth in cats. In particular, it can cause painful ulcers of the mouth and gums. Whilst he has recovered from calicivirus, it is possible that secondary infections such as gingivitis and stomatitis (inflammation in the mouth) can occur. For this reason, it is important that you monitor his oral health and get his teeth checked regularly by your primary care veterinarian.

Cat Haven does not take any responsibility for any subsequent conditions or issues that may develop in the future as a result of these conditions.

Want to adopt me?

To meet me in foster care please contact our foster care department on:

Phone: 9442 3633
Email: fostercare@cathaven.com.au

The foster carer will then be in touch to discuss this further and arrange a meeting. If after leaving your details you have not heard from anyone after 48 hours, please let us know. Once you’ve decided to give a foster cat or kitten a furrever home you’ll need to come to Cat Haven in person to complete the adoption paperwork before taking them home. We can’t wait to hear from you!