RSPCA Manchester and Salford Branch

Registered Charity Number: 232255

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About Dougie

Breed: Domestic Shorthair crossbreed Age: 4 years (approx) Sex: Male


Dougie is a lovely boy who is very special to us. He is looking for a very special adopter to give him a lucky break and offer him the home he so desperately needs. Dougie came into our care after being homeless for some time. He was a scruffy mess who was in urgent need of tlc. It was obvious from the start that he had once been an owned animal because he is so very clean and enjoys a good head-rub. He is estimated to be around 4 years old. 

On paper Dougie doesn’t have a lot going for him: he’s black, he’s FIV positive, he has a funny eye and he’s shy. What he does offer is a gentle and loving nature and an unlimited amount of potential.  Dougie has been in our care for three months. It has taken a lot of time to build up trust with him. For the first two months we were unsure he even had legs, because he was always hiding away in a box. After a few weeks Dougie realised we were friendly and started to receive treats and tickles whilst staying in the safety of his box. He has made slow but steady progress since then and has recently started to come out of hiding and show us that he does indeed have legs! He also turns out to be a real cutie. He still prefers to receive visits from the safety of his box, but he gets bolder day by day. We feel we’ve done as much as we can with him in the slightly odd environment of a cattery and that he’ll make much more progress in a home with an owner who will help him work on his confidence. We’d like to see him in a home with one or two people only and he will no doubt develop a very strong bond with them. 

Dougie is looking for a home as a house cat as he is FIV positive. He has a scratch on the surface of his right eye which is possibly from a past infection. His eye has been examined by different vets and they are confident it’s not bothering him and doesn’t require treatment, but his new owner will need to monitor it (we suggest a monthly photograph would be a good way to review any changes).

 It could take a while for Dougie to settle in to his new home, but once you’ve made friends with him we’re sure he’ll be all over you! We love our gentle giant Dougie and hope you will too!


Come and meet me! Contact the branch:
RSPCA Manchester & Salford
0161 882 0680 (option 4)

RSPCA Manchester and Salford Branch
565 Wilbraham Road
M21 0AE

Tel: 0161 882 0680

Registered Charity Number: 232255

Please note that animals are not kept at this address