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Can you give Romeo the handsome feline a caring fur-ever home?

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It’s worth looking into adoption when you’re thinking of taking a new pet into your home. There are thousands of cats and dogs in shelters who are looking to be loved!

By Justine Seraphin , 23 Oct 2019

This week, we’re introducing you to Romeo, a black and white Domestic Long hair!
Romeo is at Battersea’s Old Windsor location, and despite his rugged good looks, he is struggling to find his forever family.

Romeo’s ideal environment

Romeo is a flexible fella who will be happy to live in any kind of environment, though the shelter always prefers to rehome their cats in areas where they can get access to the outdoors.

However, due to Romeo’s health, families who are interested in adopting him will need to cat-proof their garden in such a way that Romeo will not be able to come into contact with any other cats. Catios are a safe and interesting option which is becoming increasingly popular among cat owners (even of those who are healthy). Other good options can be discussed with Battersea shelter staff.

Romeo’s health

Unfortunately, Romeo has been diagnosed with Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. This is a slow-acting virus and it is expected that this will not shorten Romeo’s life nor impact his welfare. However, this virus is transmissible to other cats, so, as mentioned above, it will impact his environmental needs.

Grooming Romeo

To keep that luscious coat looking shiny always, Romeo will need grooming once or twice a week.

Romeo’s charming personality

Romeo has won the hearts of every single staff member at the shelter and most visitors too – it’s a shame that he is being overlooked, most likely due to his health issues. Because overall, Romeo is a diamond in the rough! He is an extremely gentle and affectionate cat who just LOVES people. He enjoys nothing more than being stroked and cuddled, and if you’re not doing it, he’ll rub himself against you in the meantime.


Ravishing Romeo would prefer to be his new owner’s sole animal companion but is sure to make a fantastic pet for his lucky adopters.

If you think Romeo could be the one for you, apply to rehome online, or call Battersea’s rehoming line at 02076279234.