Monty featured in July 2013
Monty is a distinguished looking long haired male ginger and white cat of about 12 years of age. He had been a stray for some time, managing to get fed by being friendly to anyone that would give him some attention and sneaking into people’s houses.
His general health is good but he has FIV. This virus depletes the immune system and eventually will make a cat less able to fight off infection. However, because it is such a slow acting virus many FIV positive (FIV+) cats can enjoy a normal lifespan with no related health problems.
Monty would need to be homed as an only cat, as the virus is only contagious to other cats through bites or scratches. Access to some outdoor space would be ideal for him as he has been used to the great outdoors, but it would need to be contained so that he doesn’t come into contact with any other cats.
What happened next?
Monty was rehomed to a couple who already have another FIV-positive cat called Colonel, so quite apt that they now have Colonel and Monty! Apparently Monty made himself at home straight away (photo attached) and he and Colonel are getting along very well with each other.