Stray cat still waiting for a home after two years

An unlucky four-year old cat is still looking for his forever home, after waiting over two years.

Magnum arrived at London-based animal welfare charity, Mayhew as an injured stray in March 2016 and has Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).

The gorgeous ginger and white cat was discovered by a member of the public in West London who alerted Mayhew’s Animal Welfare Officers after noticing an abscess on his front paw.

Magnum was taken back to the rescue centre and immediately seen by the vet team on-site.

Mayhew’s Vet, Dr Emily Richardson, said: “When Magnum first arrived he had an abscess on his front paw, which required medical treatment and wound flushing. After the abscess was fully resolved, he was neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and given a dental and anti-parasite treatment.”

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) is a viral infection in cats and it infects cells of the immune system, killing or damaging them, so they cant perform their usual functions. Once infected, the cat will have the virus for life and unfortunately there is no specific treatment or cure. However cats with FIV have a healthy and good quality life.

Dr Richardson added: “Unfortunately Magnum has been at Mayhew much longer than anticipated for a number of reasons. As well as giving him supportive treatment for cat flu, Magnum had a urinary tract infection and a lump on his neck also had to be removed, which turned out to be benign. He is doing well and now just looking for that perfect home.”

After receiving a thorough health check from Mayhew’s vet team, staff put Magnum in foster with one of their experienced carers.

If you are interested in adopting Magnum and think you could give him his forever home, please visit www.themayhew.org.