Adopting a cat can be a big choice. Do you get a playful kitten or an adult who likes to sit and watch the world? Do you want a cat who will give you sleepy snuggles & loud purrs? Or a cat that needs a safe home to trust people? The answer is actually easy. Why not both?
Hi, I’m Boofty and I am the dark to Danyal's light, the yin to his yang, the tik in his tok. Although we are a bit of an odd couple we are a bonded pair. While I bring him companionship and a warm side to cuddle into, he brings me comfort and confidence. You see I have had a tough life and it takes me a while to adapt to a new environment and people, but with Danyal by my side I know I can do anything. I’m learning that head/cheek scratches are an amazing thing, but not really in the morning. Seriously though who likes mornings? Also, I don’t usually admit it but I do enjoy the occasional play time with Danyal and our ping pong balls. I really am a cat of simple needs and wants.
About my brother, well he’s a bit more outgoing. Danyal loves to play with ping pong balls and toys on a stick. Loves his back scratches, morning kisses and cuddles. He really is quite a happy little chap enjoying life.
As you can see we are a bit different to each other. But when we are together we fit perfectly. We would love a quiet household to call our forever home, preferably without small humans. Also we’d love our future pawrent/s to be extra patient with us while we learn to trust each other. But we know once the dust settles there will be love and loyalty together forever. Oh, and we need to be indoor cats, because of me being FIV and Danyal's pale features. You can meet us in our foster home in Cloverdale.
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.
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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!