Settling in
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • 1 year
  • Male
  • Admitted April 2022
  • Ref:144894

Support and Health

Do I have any medical conditions?

Existing conditions
Winter is FIV positive so would need to live in an area with no other cats. Before going home, our veterinary team would like to speak to potential adopters to help inform you of the condition. He isn't on any ongoing medication or treatment.

Who I can live with

Can I live with dogs?


Can I live with cats?


Can I live with small pets?


Additional information

Due to Winter coming in as a stray, we don't know how much interaction he has had with dogs in the past. He may well be fine to live with a calm, cat friendly dog provided slow introductions are done. Due to being FIV positive, he wouldn't be able to live with other cats. Additionally. having come in as a young stray, its highly likely he has been a successful hunter. As such, we would be apprehensive about rehoming her to even securely housed small pets.

Family and environment

What kind of family am I looking for?

Winter is currently very wary of humans and has been used to living outside as a stray. He can be very worried if he feels trapped. He would like an adult only home where he has the freedom to come and go, with no expectations of him being friendly. With patience, the people previous feeding him found he would eventually rub round their legs, so an owner with plenty of patience to work with him to gain his trust would be ideal. He may however choose to live an independent lifestyle, but only time will tell if he eventually accepts fuss and human company.

What type of environment would suit me?

Winter will need plenty of outdoor access, preferably in a location where he can be independent and free range if he wants to. A rural area, a stables or smallholding would offer the ideal environment for him. Winter is FIV positive so would need to live in an area with no other cats.

About Winter

Winter came in as a stray so nothing is known about his history. He is currently very wary of human contact, so is looking for a home where he has independent outdoor and indoor access and plenty of space to himself. We don't know if he will ever be a friendly boy, but with patience and food he will eventually trust his new owners to the point of rubbing round their legs.

Interested in adopting me?

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