When Mr Chip joined one of our managed feral colonies in Whalley Range, the feeder reported he was having trouble eating. And looking at Mr Chip, no wonder! His chest was oozing and his top lip gone. Our vet thought it might be Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex (EGC) and treatment with steroids brought about a rapid improvement.
However, we’ve found that in order to keep Mr Chip’s health stable he requires a small amount (four drops every other day) of steroid adding to his hypo-allergenic food. Neither are particularly expensive but any new owner will need to be organised. Since Mr Chip needs a constant steroid top up, we feel his immune system will not tolerate him being vaccinated … because of this, and the need to control his diet, he needs to live indoors.
Mr Chip’s full of character, he loves company but at times, gets a little nowty but we feel this is because he is under stimulated/frustrated by being in a fostered environment for so long – leave him alone for a minute and he comes seeking attention again. A cat-centric owner, happy to accept Mr Chips as he is, will love him to bits and see oodles of affection in return.
In other respects Mr Chip’s been given a clear bill of health, neutered, microchipped, tested for FIV and FeLV, and treated for parasites. This extraordinary cat is ready for his special new home right now.
If you think you could offer a home, please get in touch with STOPFORD CAT RESCUE (t: 07742 977696) and we can arrange an introduction so you can make up your mind.
Please note we generally only home in local area so full post-adoption support can be given if necessary. If you are not sure, please do get in touch – we pride ourselves in getting a perfect match.