Rescue cat saved from death row by a Bedfordshire vet is desperately seeking his forever home

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A poor cat rescued from death row by a Bedfordshire veterinarian is desperate for its forever home.

Charlie was rescued from a charity by veterinarian Jo Ditzel when he was diagnosed with FIV – the feline version of HIV – and was about to be euthanized.

Despite his illness, the four-year-old tomcat lives to the fullest and loves nothing more than spending his days playing and sleeping with his toys.


But Jo, who lives in Arlesey, is supposed to travel and is now looking for the perfect home for her cat friend.

Due to his condition, Charlie is unable to leave the house or mix with other cats.

Jo has promised to keep in touch with Charlie’s future owners because of his ongoing health problems and to help with the cost of any treatment that may be required.

She said, “I’ve met a lot of cats in my job, but none of them are like Charlie.

“He’s so affectionate and easy-going. He loves hugs and hugs you to cuddle, he’s just the best cat anyone could ask for and loves nothing more than snuggling up on your lap.

“Because of his health, he needs a very special home, so we’re looking for the perfect person to adopt or even look after for a year until we return from our travels.

“We’re open to meet and greet, but once you meet Charlie, you’re guaranteed to fall in love.”