Meet Rusty

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Rusty Feb 2015

Rusty's Story

Rusty first arrived in our care with a large open wound on his head and a severely damaged eye. He was a friendly boy but his untreated wounds were causing him considerable pain and discomfort.

BAWCS took him in and provided the love, care and veterinary care he needed. Following multiple surgeries and a lengthy recovery period, he’s finally the boy we always knew he would be!

Rusty is our resident “cat-dog”, often running around the office chasing a ball or toy and always looking for mischief! He has so much energy, which is sometimes a little too much for the more mature cats!

He is not on any medication and is in good general health however Rusty is one of our FIV cats. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is a feline virus which affects the immune system in cats and their ability to fight off infection. It can not be spread to humans, dogs, rabbits or any other animal. FIV positive cats can live for many years, especially if they are given prompt medical attention when required and good general care. FIV cats are no different to any other cat however they must be confined and not be allowed to roam, as the virus can be spread to other cats during aggressive cat fights (biting).

Rusty is available for sponsorship or adoption.

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