St Strompus HospiceOur Hospice for cats living with FIV is named after one of our first residents, Strompus - a pretty little long-haired feral cat, who died on Christmas Eve 24th December 2011.
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) is similar to HIV / Aids in humans, in that it effects the immune system.
With careful healthcare, these cats can live happy and healthy lives, so we feel that it should not automatically result in a death sentence.
Featured here are some of the cats currently resident here at St Strompus Hospice.
Most of our FIV cats are feral but some, like Tom, pictured right, are friendly pets who have just got into a bit of bother. Domestic cats with FIV can be rehomed in some circumstances. Tom (who came from Watford) went to live as a companion to another FIV positive cat in the North East.
All our FIV cats are neutered, microchipped, wormed and vaccinated.