HI There. When I was younger I used to go by the name Kitty but since I'm a strapping man now, I prefer Philip.
My face may look a little grumpy, but I assure you I'm chilled. It's possible that I look that way because every new person I meet asks me really silly questions like "can humans get FIV?". Of course not! The F stands for "Feline" so just relax and keep me inside away from other cats and we never have to mention FIV again!
Once we're past our first introduction I'm extremely affectionate. I just love a good pat and head scratch. I can't get enough of it! I'm a bit shy though so when your hand is finally too weak from scratching my head for hours on end I like to take a nap in a quiet place like under the bed or behind the couch. I don't really like to be held but I am known to jump onto an open lap if something good is on the telly.
I'm not a fan of small children or loud noises. However, my previous foster carer says that I was totally relaxed around placid dogs which came to visit quite a lot in my previous foster home.
Please come and meet me soon in my foster home in Maida Vale.
Philip is one of our special FIV positive cats. This means you need to take extra special care of this handsome man. FIV+ cats have to protect their immune systems - just like humans who have recovered from a health issue. So you will need to ensure he has his annual health check and vaccinations plus regular worm and flea treatments (just as you would for any cat). In support of our lovely FIV+ cats the annual vaccination is free at the Cat Haven Vet Clinic. To protect both him and other cats Philip needs to be an indoor cat and, unless you have another FIV+ cat, he needs to be your one-and-only feline fur-child.
To meet me in foster care please contact our foster care department on:
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!