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Status: Available for adoption
Animal Type(s): Cats & Kittens
Gender: Female
Approx. date of birth: July 2014
Breed: Mixed
Intake date: May 10, 2015
Current location: Edmonton
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Good with cats: Yes

I came to live in my foster home back in early May but I’m just getting on to the website because I’m what my foster mom calls “a bit of a challenge”! Danny and I came in on the same day (to different foster homes) and we suffer from some of the same fear issues, unfortunately, so we aren’t the easiest cats to match with adopters. We were both surrendered at a spay/neuter clinic so not much is known about our history. On my first day in my foster home I hid behind a storage bin with my face pressed into the ground and barely moved for days. I eventually moved under a dresser and came out only to use my litter box.

At first my foster mom thought I was feral but when she tried to pick me up to check my spay incision I didn’t run away (which is not the case with feral cats!) so she decided that I’m just the most shy non-feral cat she’s ever met! For months I would allow her to touch me but I looked very scared and didn’t enjoy any human contact. One day she decided she would just lay down with me under my favorite dresser and pet me until I did something (anything!!), and eventually I started to purr and I’ve been enjoying my daily pets very much for the last month or so. I purr and even roll on my back for tummy rubs. The thing is, I still only allow foster mom to pet me (or come near me at all) when I’m in my safe area under the dresser. I’ve been coming out to explore quite often now and I love the other cats here, I just don’t like to be approached by humans when I’m out on my adventures in the rest of the house. I think it will only be a matter of time before foster mom and I can work out this issue. She says that when I run away from her now it just doesn’t look like my heart is really in it, and it’s more out of habit than real fear!
I’m definitely still a work in progress, but I’m doing well and I’m a really very sweet and lovely girl if you can see past my shyness. Even at my most terrified I am very gentle and would never bite or scratch. You never know when a nice, patient family may be checking the website, so even though foster mom is happy to keep working with me, it never hurts to try!
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Please note: If other cats/dogs in your home are not spayed/neutered, we will deny your application. SCARS exists due to lack of spaying/neutering and it is our goal to end this cycle. If there is a documented medical reason for your animal to not be spayed/neutered, we will work with you.