Byron is looking for love
Hi. My name's Byron. I'm looking for a home that will maintain the standard of living I've enjoyed for the last six months while in foster. They say I'm a romantic. Well, I was once, before my operation and my FIV+ diagnosis. But I do have other qualities.
Twelve months ago, I was a stray, living on the streets. I was pretty feral, living from paw to mouth, trusting no-one, and getting into more scrapes than a restaurant's crockery. I know because I used to hang out in back lanes hoping for a feed - that usually came with a kick and a 'get outa here!'
Then I was caught napping - the feline family is noted for its day-time sleeping habits - put in a cage and taken to Cat Haven. Another cage. So small you couldn't swing a dead ... - well you can finish the sentence. What an insult. Yes, I was well looked after - teeth scaled and cleaned, paws pedicured, given all my shots, and well fed.
But free-dum? In a cage? No way. I grew depressed, anti-social. Then David came along, a long-time foster-carer. What a shock. What a difference. At his place, I hid behind the bookcases for the first two weeks. I just couldn't cope with the space, the free-dum, the classical music. At midnight, when everything was as quiet as a mouse with gloves (that's Dylan Thomas, I think), I discovered the litter tray in the bathroom, and the laundry with a water bowl and dry food. He sure understood my hierarchy of needs.
If you think you can give me a future that will provide security, companionship and, dare I say, love, then please come and meet me at my foster home in Wembley Downs.
Byron 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 Byron 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!