We've been looking after a stray for a few months, he had been sheltering in our garden and was not in a great way so we started looking after him, we finally got him trusting us enough to get him to the Vet two weeks ago and checked for a chip etc.
He wasn't neutered and didn't have a chip and is estimated to be approx 3 years old, so we booked him in to get that done, our plan after contacting a re-homing charity was to give him a month with our cat and see if they managed to get along, as she is quite stressy, and if she didn't settle down we would sponsor him to get re-homed, in the mean time we decided to get him chipped and neutered, as a charity would need to do that before they re-home him anyway.
At the Vets this morning, I also paid to get him tested for FIV. The Vet just called to say that test is positive, so him staying with us is not now going to be possible I don't think, as we don't want Betsy to get infected.
It is very sad, he has been neglected, he has a bit of a limp and three broken teeth. None of which bother him he gets around fine and is not in any pain, and after spending some time getting him socialised again he is a lovely and very good natured cat.
I'm feeling pretty devastated right now, as he's had a shit time of it and I wanted to give him a safe and good home.