Bugis came to us just before bonfire night. We believe he’d been abandoned some months ago and had lived in someone’s garden for a while. It was kind of ok over the summer when it was warm and he was being fed but as the nights got colder and the fireworks started banging it wasn’t so good. He seemed genuinely grateful to get indoors here in the warm and away from all the noise. The family who’s garden he was living in made extensive searches to find who he belonged to before getting him a rescue place, and we’ve also searched … but no one has claimed him.
He’s a big lad .. one of the biggest cats we’ve cared for here. When he went for his health check this week he weighed in at 6.2kg. He’s a gentle giant though – loves having his ears rubbed and to cliimb onto a lap for cuddle.
His health check was fine, he’s had worm and flea treatment and started his vaccinations. He’s booked in to be neutered and chipped this coming week.
As an unneutered tom cat Bugis has had a single en suite room during his stay here so we don’t quite know how he’d get on with other cats. Having said that, we’ve been in his room whilst kittens are poking their hands under his door and he’s been chilled, played pat a cake with them and moved on. He may be amenable to sharing a home with other friendly cats or dogs.
Bugis would need to be kept safely indoors for a few weeks in his new home however he’s been used to having access to outdoors so once he’s settled it would be good for him to have a safe garden to explore. Ideally he needs to be indoors at night time for the rest of his life for his own safety as most road accidents happen during hours of darkness.
We always homecheck prior to adoption and ask a minimum adoption donation of £70 for a neutered adult cat. There’s more about our adoption process here: http://www.8livescatrescue.org/adoption-process.html and you’ll probably find more photos and stories about him here: https://8livescatrescue.wordpress.com/ and here: https://www.facebook.com/8Lives/