The RSPCA’s Burton branch is urgently seeking a new home for a long-stay cat with a heart condition which may result in his life being shortened.

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Clive has been with the branch since April after his previous owner was hospitalised, but sadly since then no one has come forward to offer him a home.

The 18-month-old has a grade 4 heart murmur, and staff are worrying that this puts people off from adopting him – but the staff are sure that there is someone out there who will offer him a home for the remainder of his life.

Liz Topliss, from the branch, said: “He is such a lovely cat and we don’t want him to have to spend his precious time here for any longer than necessary!
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“He is on daily medication for his heart murmur, but it doesn’t affect him at the moment. However, the vets say there is a likely chance he may not live as long as most cats. Although it is likely he still has years in him, we want him to spend his time in a home rather than in a cattery.”

Before coming into the RSPCA’s care, Clive, lived in a flat and was very shy. However, he has since come out of his shell.

Liz said: “Clive is a real fuss pot and loves being cuddled by people. He is a very interactive cat and he loves to play and to have his mind stimulated.

“He is looking for a home where there are no other pets and teenage children only. And although he has never been an outdoor cat we think he would definitely like the chance to explore the great outdoors in his new home! Clive is a really lovely young cat who really deserves a loving new home with someone willing to see past his health problems.”

Those interested in adopting Clive can call the branch on 01283 569165. The branch, in Hillfield Lane, Stretton, is open from 1pm to 4pm every day except on Tuesdays.