Age: 15 years approx
Ref Number: 174
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Rehoming – Profile
Percy came in to our care due to his owners poor health. He previously came into us a year ago as a stray and was in an awful condition.
Behaviour observations on site:
This is poor Percys second stay with us within the last year, through no fault of his own. He spent 5 months in a flat living with a lovely lady, unfortunately her health deteriorated and she could no longer care for him. Luckily he takes everything in his stride and has settled straight back in to the cattery environment.
When Percy arrived in our care for the first time last December, he was massively underweight, matted, severely anaemic, his teeth were bad and he had an abscess on one of his cheeks. Even when he was feeling really poorly he was an absolute sweetheart and it was clear he just wanted to be loved.
In the first three months he was in the cattery he was feeling so unwell he just wanted to be held against your chest so he could snuggle up to you. Percy stole everyone’s heart and quickly became a staff and volunteer favourite. So much so, one of the cattery staff ended up taking him home on foster.
Whilst in his foster home, and clearly feeling better, he was a completely different cat. He was very vocal, especially in the morning, evening and when it’s feeding time; Percy is a massive foody! He’s was also much more mobile and was happy to explore his temporary home, he even started playing with some toys, especially if they contained some catnip. He can be quite a needy boy who loves spending time curled up on your lap having a snooze and he always spent the night cuddled up to his foster parents on their bed.
Percy has a limp on his front left leg and X-rays have confirmed he has been shot and the pellet is still in the top of his leg, the X-rays also showed he has a fractured sternum. They are old injuries that Percy has had to live with for some time. It was decided it was best for Percy to leave the pellet in place as more damage could be caused by trying to remove it. The pellet has caused some nerve damage to the left hand side of his face.
When Percy was in his foster home he was very full on with the fosterers cats so we feel he would be best suited as an only pet. This way he can get your undivided attention and all the fuss and food he requires! Percy could live with children aged 12+ who will be gentle with him due to the injuries he has previously sustained. He would love his new owners to be around most of the time as he loves being with people, he will often follow you everywhere and will walk in front of you so wouldn’t be suitable for someone who can be a little unsteady on their feet. He is looking for a bungalow or flat where he will have access to his own private garden as he likes sitting outside when the weather is nice. As well as no stairs, our vet has advised to limit him jumping down from furniture to reduce pressure being put on his injured front leg.
We reserve the right to remove a reserve at any stage of the adoption process if we believe it is in the best interest of the cat.
Percy has previously been given a monthly injection to help with is mobility. It is likely when this wears off he will either need another injection or to go on gabapentin to help keep him comfortable and out of pain.
Percy has kidney failure so will need to stay on a special diet for the rest of his life. This food has also helped get his anaemia to a more stable level. Percy will need blood tests approximately every three months at your vets to ensure his levels remain within a normal limit. Over time this might be able to become less frequent (possibly every 6 months depending on his results and your vets advice. This is likely to cost approx £100 each time). Percy also has a small stone in one of his kidneys.
As Percy struggles with his left side we are currently cleaning his ears for him a couple of times a week as he did have a build up of wax.
4 weeks free pet insurance included with adoption.
Adopters should consider that previous medical conditions will now not be covered by insurance. Adopters are responsible for the on-going medical costs once the animal has been adopted.
Percy cannot be homed in Winchester and his adoption fee is a minimum donation of £80.