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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!
Hi everyone, my name is Bushy and I am beautiful white 3 year-old boy who was found as a stray - the rangers think I had been living in the bush! Outdoors is no place for someone of my complexion and as I suffered extensive sun-damage to my ears they had to be removed. I am all healed now and a life without ears doesn’t bother me much but please keep me indoors at all time so my beautiful pale skin doesn’t get more damaged.
Although I never had much contact to humans before and was quite timid and hissy at first, I quickly warmed up to my foster mum. I became quite confident after only a few days in my foster home and now I like to play a lot and explore the house. My favourite toy is a stick with feather at the end, I love to chase it all day long! Saying that, I would like to find a family who has time to play with me a lot and keeps me entertained because I get bored from time to time.
I am very affectionate and love to come up to my humans for some chin and neck scratches, however, I still learn how to behave correctly around humans so sometimes when something bothers me or I had enough I will give my humans a swipe or a gentle bite. Because of that, I think the best would be if I lived in a home without children and with a patient owner who will understand that human contact and pats are still new to me. But I promise you with time, love, treats (I am very food-motivated) and training, I will be the perfect addition to your family. I am a dominant boy and don’t get along well with my foster siblings so I want to be the only cat in my forever home.
Please meet me in my foster home in West Perth if you think you are the right family for me. In the meantime see a video and some more photos of me on Fostercare's Instagram.
Bushy has mild dental tartar and associated gum changes. This is very common in mature cats. He also has a condition called epiphora, sometimes known as blocked tear ducts. Blocked tear ducts can cause the under or over production of tears, and can predispose your cat to eye infections. Therefore he may require intermittent treatment throughout his life.
Bushy has had significant treatment to remove or prevent a serious type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. This type of cancer often occurs on the tips or the ears or on the nose and is why his ear flaps (or pinna) have been amputated. This type of skin cancer arises after excessive exposure to the sun, and therefore to reduce his risk of repeat surgery or worsening disease we recommend that he is kept indoors only and his sun exposure is limited as much as possible.