Callum arrived as a stray cat. He was rather beaten up and his ears showed signs of sun damage too. He is now doing much better after some treatment and TLC and is now finally looking to find a loving new home of his own. Callum has been through a lot and deserves to live in a home with people who will make a fuss of him. He enjoys his cuddles and loves a lap once he gets to know you. He has a lovely purr and is a bit drooly when you get him started. He is not that vocal except when demanding food but he will also do his own thing and loves a good nap. He enjoys hanging out with people and has his playful moments where he zooms about too. Generally, though Callum just wants his home comforts and a loving, safe place to rest his head. In light of his previous lifestyle and current temperament he would be best suited to live in a chilled out all adult home and ideally have people about to keep an eye on him. He will also appreciate a home with people who must have had some previous adult cat care experience and be aware of his medical issues. You must be financially secure and be aware that although it would be nice if he had a private secure garden (with cat flap fitted) he may not wish to use it all that often and it would be best not to let him out on very hot sunny days due to the risk of further sunburn. He must have a decent sized home so he has the space he needs inside and you can safely monitor him and his condition if he does choose to go outside.Callum has had a few issues during his stay at Mayhew. He has had several teeth removed and a clean and polish of the rest. We noticed an unusual heart rhythm when he was under anaesthetic but further tests have shown this to be a stress response so is not of any concern at present. He also has a watery right eye which is possibly a partially blocked tear duct and just needs to be kept clean. He has had sun damage to his ears that needed surgery with tests showing no signs of skin cancer. You will need to take precautions in the future when/if he does go outside. One of his ears has not quite fully healed and he has small scab on his nose that needs monitoring but Mayhew can support new adopters for 6months post adoption with additional treatment at Mayhew prices if needed.
All Mayhew cats have been neutered, microchipped and will have started a vaccination course. They will have been medically assessed and treated for any issues during their stay with us and all this information will be passed on to new adopters. We recommend pet insurance for all animals and you are given 4 weeks free to go home with as part of the adoption. Any medical care outside of routine procedures will result in exclusions on a new insurance policy so speak with your preferred insurance provider for more information. The adoption fee (£80) is non-refundable so make sure you can commit to care for a cat for life. This can be 5-20 years depending on the cats age. You should consider your own health, age and housing status as well as your experience before you apply to adopt for an individual animal. At present we are unable to respond to applications that have not been successful due to staff time constraints and logistics around dealing with higher volumes of applications during the current Pandemic. Many Cats will not be listed as being able to live with very young children or other animals (cats or dogs in particular). This is due to the fact we are currently unable for you and your family to meet the animals and for us to adequately assess your current animal and how it might behave with another new cat in the home. Normally we can see the interactions between children and adults alike with a specific cat and know if it is a good fit all around. Under current restrictions this is not appropriate and as such means we have to be cautious in how we approach adoptions. Likewise, under normal circumstances we would be able to introduce your dog to a suitable animal or visit your cat in its home environment and ask more questions about how a new animal will fit in. This is also not possible so unless we have specific history we will not take the risk at this time. Our cats are all behaviourally assessed by our experienced staff and we always act in the cat’s best interest. Our job is to find a cat its forever home and as such some people will be disappointed by decisions we make but our reasons are sound and based on past knowledge of the cat, current temperament and the wider circumstances we find ourselves in. If you are unsuccessful please apply for another cat in the future or you can let us know that you have applied already and we can find your most recent application form. To help your application please give us information on how you would be best suited for the individual cat you have applied for based on its rehoming criteria.
Callum is chilling in a Foster Home at present until his forever home is found and here is what his current carers had to say about him: Callum is basically a gentle little teddy cat. He’s undergone such a transformation over the past few months. He’s the most affectionate boy we have fostered so far. He loves lounging about, purring on laps and just enjoying his domestic retirement from the mean streets. Poor Callum has been through the wars, but he is such a sweet boy who we’ve seen soldier on through thick and thin. Callum loves sitting on my lap and sometimes puts me under house arrest for hours. he loves a good cuddle, especially when wearing denim jeans. he is magnetised to them! He’s one of a kind and we’ll miss him dearly when he finds his forever home.
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