Want to adopt me?To meet me in foster care please contact our foster care department on:
Phone:(08) 9442 3600
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!
This is Royce. He came to Cat Haven as a stray and was very scared at the shelter so was sent to a foster home in Currambine to help him get used to living with humans. We estimate he is about one and a half years old.
He is a cute and cheeky gentleman whose confidence around humans increases every day, helped by the fact he is food motivated.
Royce enjoys sleeping all day in his favourite hidey holes (an arrangement that would fit in with anyone who works full time). In the evenings, Royce makes his appearance in style, not too hard to do when you are already wearing a furry tuxedo.
He has a fear of hands which he is working on (which means can't be patted just yet), but this doesn't stop him from coming really close to the human to ask for treats. He also likes to sit nearby and watch TV with the human, or follow them around to see what they are up to. Recently he discovered that the human's bed is quite comfortable, and will often hop up there for a while at bed time to distract them from sleeping by being terribly cute.
Royce appreciates having a curtain left a little open at night, as he enjoys watching what goes on outside. He also loves toys, though he can be a bit mischievous and play with things that he shouldn't. He hasn't quite learned how to play with humans, but this should change once he works through his issue with hands.
Royce would very much benefit from living with adults or a family with older children who can understand his need for space while also giving him the opportunity to become more confident with humans and their hands.
Royce has tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). FIV is a retrovirus that can compromise the immune system, spread by fighting and deep penetrating wounds. He should lead a normal life despite this diagnosis, but there are a few special considerations that need to be made in regards to his health and well-being long term. These include being an inside only cat; slow and careful introduction to other cats; and annual vaccinations and health checks.
Royce has been noted to have a small chip in his tooth that was present when he came to the shelter. Our veterinarians have carefully assessed this chip and no further treatment is currently required. He also Royce has has a mild case of gingivitis. Dental hygiene may help prevent its development. There are several measures you can take to improve your new cat’s dental health. Ask the cat welfare officer who is assisting you for a dental hygiene handout. We have recommended that he stays on a dental hygiene diet.