Martha is looking for a home where she can live out the rest of her life with a little pampering and peace.
Martha lived as a stray for 10+ years. 10 of those years she had a carer who fed her and looked out for her. When that carer passed away last year, her daughter asked us to assist.
Martha moved into foster and currently lives all her days in one room of her fosters house. She is quite content although would like to explore a little more. She chats away to her foster mum but she is very much her own cat and prefers napping in her igloo bed than coming out for attention.
Martha has had all her checks. Sadly she tested positive for FIV. FIV is not a death sentence but it does limit her options moving on. FIV cats can enjoy a happy life and make wonderful companions.
Adopting an FIV-positive cat can be really rewarding. Although nobody can predict the future, many FIV cats can potentially live long, healthy and full lives, just like a non-infected cat. They also have all the usual needs of any cat, such as a nutritious diet, mental stimulation and plenty of love!
Martha is an older lady. She hasn't the best trust in people and has a weaker immune system in comparison with non-FIV positive cats. She has however been cleared by the vets who are happy for her to be rehomed.
Type of home required
Martha would love a home where she can have a little freedom in the house and her own space too. She would make a lovely companion for someone who is not fussed in having a lap cat but would like a cat to share their time with. She needs an indoor-only home. After so long living outdoors, she has taken to the comforts of a home very well and enjoys her meals on time and her soft beds.
To prevent FIV from spreading, the RSPCA recommends FIV cats must be the only cat in the household, so if you'd like to have a one-cat home, an FIV cat might suit you.
As FIV cannot be transmitted to humans or other non-feline animals, an FIV-positive cat is able to share his or her environment with a dog or other pet, as long as there are no other cats.
Martha will need time to settle and someone willing to accept that she may not want to be their best friend (especially straight away). What she deserves is a home where she can be loved for just who she is. A home where she can have all the fluffy beds she could desire and a person who will enjoy having a conversation with her.
She's had a bad history with dogs chasing her and barking so for her own peace of mind she would prefer a home without a dog in residence.
If you can offer a home please complete a paper or online application form via this link.
Unfortunately due to the large number of applications we can receive per cat we do have to state that we may not be able to contact every unsuccessful home.
If Martha is not suitable for your home perhaps one of our other cats looking for homes would be - do check them out on our website.
Adoptive homes will only be considered in NORTHERN IRELAND. We are sorry we cannot accommodate further afield but this ensures we can carry out effective home checks and you have a chance to meet the cats before adoption.
Whilst every care is taken to find the right cat for you, we cannot guarantee behavior, nor can we guarantee that will have a cat suitable for you.
We have a rehoming fee of £70 for cats. All our cats are neutered and if not neutered at the time of rehoming, will be required to be neutered as soon as permitted by a vet. All adoptions will only take place following meeting the cat at the sanctuary/foster home and a home check.