Angus #2 IF033-22

IDIF033-22
Rescued21 Jul, 2022
Date of Birth*21 Jan, 2021
SexMale
ColourTabby
NicknamesAngy, Chonkaliti
StatusAvailable
*Most dates of birth are estimates

Physical Description

Angus is a big-boned, boofy tabby who is an ex-Tom cat. He has the big jowls that we associate with male cats who have been undesexed out on the streets for a while after reaching adulthood. His fur is incredibly soft.

Known History & Temperament

Angus was trapped in an industrial area by a volunteer, who took him into care from there. From there, she worked with him over a few months to get him more used to human company. In his current foster home, he is at the point where he loves to twirl around his human’s legs at food time, purring up a storm. He also accepts pats happily, and loves scritches around the head and ears, and down his back. He may still occasionally flinch with a hand coming his way, but he’s getting more used to human company all the time. He rather enjoys being brushed, and regular brushes are a good idea as he seems to malt a bit. He has come such a long way!

Cattitude Level

  • Shy, gentle, tentative
  • Scared and shy – prefers cats to people
  • Loves snuggle time, but also ‘alone’ time

Interests and Hobbies

Angus is rather food motivated, and food is the way his past and present carers have got through to him so far. His current foster carer managed to start patting him while he was eating, and now he accepts pats and starts purring while waiting for food. He really enjoys curling up on the couch while his human hangs out watching TV. He also likes spending time out in the cat enclosure in the fresh air.

Dislikes

Angus isn’t a fan of sudden movements, and may think that he’s going to be in danger from human hands. He looks grumpy but for the most part this is just his looks! He likes a vigorous pat and as long as he’s purring you know he’s happy.

Purrfect Home

Angus needs a home where the humans have lots of time and patience to give him while he adapts. He isn’t a lap cat as yet, but with the right home he may end up that way. He is a gorgeous, boofy boy and his purrs are very loud! He likes being near his human, but even more than that he loves his food. He is good with the other cats, although over time he has really gained confidence, to the extent that he will assert himself whether he’s being threatened or not. He doesn’t hurt anyone, just does a bit of shirt-fronting. He’d be great with other cat-friendly cats. Since he is FIV+, he needs to either be in a home with a cat enclosure, or be kept indoors and not allowed to roam.

Health Notes

Angus tested FIV positive which wasn’t a surprise to any of us. Other than that, he’s a healthy boy and we see no reason why he can’t live a good, long life. He has the absolute softest fur, which is quite a surprise given his background.