Not available for interstate adoption
Affectionate sweetie pie
Male Domestic Short Hair Cat
- Rescue group:
- Little paws orphan rescue
- PetRescue ID:
- New South Wales
Hi! My name is Pudding. I’m a soft natured one year old male black and white domestic short hair. I’m a special boy looking for my forever home.
I’m an affectionate sweetie pie and a big fan of pats and chin rubs! I purr when I get cuddles, chirp when I’m playing and will chat in general to tell you about my day.
I’m a laid back, low maintenance boy who is eager to please. I’m not a fussy eater, very clean, always use my litter box and am even good travelling in the car.
He is soft natured
I can be a bit timid when meeting new people but once I get to know you I’m very friendly and love being around people. Once bonded I will be a devoted buddy and spend lots of time with you. But I’m independent enough to keep myself entertained when you’re not home. I love to play with toys and chase my favourite ball.
Ideally I’d like a calm home with no other cats. I’m not a fan of loud noise and commotion so probably no young children either. A single person, couple or older person/s would be perfect. My foster Mum is retired so I’m well suited to an older owner. I’ve had all my vet work done and am ready for adoption.
Despite only being one year old, Pudding has been diagnosed with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). FIV is a feline only, slow-acting virus. It is so slow to progress that most FIV+ cats die of old age. Around 3% of the world’s feline population is infected with FIV. Though cats with FIV can typically live long, happy, and healthy lives, they often get turned away by animal shelters that have limited resources and space. Many shelters even resort to euthanizing FIV positive cats to make room for cats who are deemed more “adoptable”. Part of the problem is that people looking to adopt overlook FIV positive cats because they don’t understand the virus or are misinformed about how it will affect their lives. Here are 5 reasons to consider adopting an FIV positive cat.
1. Cats Infected With FIV Can Live Long and Healthy Lives
With proper care, an FIV+ cat can live a long and comfortable life. In fact, it’s not uncommon for cats infected with FIV to live up to 12 years! Like with any cat, the lifespan of an FIV+ cat will depend on the luck of the draw. But since the health and lifespan of a cat with FIV depends so much on maintaining a strong immune system there are some things you can do to stack the odds, including keeping your cat indoors, scheduling wellness checkups once (ideally twice) a year, and feeding a high-nutrition diet.
2. FIV+ Cats Can Live With Non-Infected Cats
One of the biggest misconceptions about FIV is that it can be easily transmitted to non-infected cats. The fact is that, other than the rare case of pregnant moms infecting their kittens, FIV is spread through deep bite wounds and scratches. Essentially, a healthy cat would need to come in contact with an infected cat’s blood in order to acquire the infection. That means that FIV+ cats can live healthily and harmoniously with non-infected cats as long as neither cat is prone to aggression.
3. They’re Just Cats
If you’re looking to adopt a cat, then you’re in luck because FIV+ cats are just like other cats! Like every other cat you’ve ever known, each FIV+ cat will have his or her own unique personality. They can be just as sweet, affectionate and playful as any other cat.
4.We Need Space to Rescue More
There are only a handful of shelters in NSW that accept FIV+ cats. Little Paws is one of the few rescue groups educating people about the disease and giving FIV+ cats a chance at adoption. By adopting one, you give us the resources and space to rescue more FIV+ cats from the streets or euthanasia.
5. You’ll Save a Life
Since FIV+ cats get euthanized at such a high rate, adopting one into your family will literally save a life.
FIV Cat Rescue Website https://www.fivcatrescue.org/
Before adopting a new pet, ensure all family members understand that a pet is an emotional and financial commitment that you need to be prepared to love, house and keep safe for the next 15 to 20 years. This means premium nutrition, preventative health care, regular veterinary check-ups and keeping them inside or only having access to a cat proof area or yard. Pet insurance with accident and illness cover gives you piece of mind knowing your pet can get the veterinary care they may need and you don’t have to worry about the expense.
You can download our adoption questionnaire from our website www.littlepawsorphanrescue.com.au or you can give us a call 0419 260 380 and we can have a chat.
Next step is to organise a meet and greet. Depending on your location, we bring the feline/s to you or you can come and visit the orphanage. There is usually a 24hour wait from the meet and greet to collecting your new family member so everyone has a night to think things over and so you have a chance to get your home prepared. If all goes well and everyone is happy, the adoption paperwork is signed and you collect your new family member.
All adoptions are subject to a two week settling in period. If it turns out your new addition is not quiet the perfect match, you are welcome to return them. The adoption fee is refunded in full if the kitten/cat is returned within the two week settling in period.
All adoptions come with an adoption pack which contains all their certificates and paperwork, information on preventative health care, diet, pet insurance and potential toxins/poisons around the home.