Kat is a beautiful 6 year old Domestic Short Hair who was sent out to foster care for a shelter vacation in mid-September.
Declining in sociability, not eating, and beginning to lose weight, Kat began to show us signs that the stress of the shelter was taking a big toll on her well-being, which is why she was nominated for a break from the facility.
Kat has now been in foster care for over a month and has made incredible strides in that time. Here’s the latest update we received from her super-foster Debbie:
After being at the shelter for awhile, Kat became lethargic, cranky and didn’t eat much so it was decided that she would take a “shelter vacation”.
Kat was quite friendly once she came to my house and started head butting my hand right away and she easily roamed around the room but she didn’t always want to be touched. Kat started eating normally after about five days.
As the weeks have gone by, Kat has really blossomed in a home environment. Kat’s appetite has improved dramatically and she has gained about two pounds. Her favorite foods are canned tuna, Fancy Feast Fish and Shrimp and Deli-Cat. She always greets me when I enter her room and meows at me when I bring her food.
Initially, Kat would let me pet her and sit by her but would definitely let me know when she wanted me to stop by tapping her paw on my arm, play biting or gently swatting. Now, she lets me pet her all the time and loves to have her chin scratched! She also will sleep next to me (although she isn’t cuddling yet) and has laid on my lap a few times. Kat will still let me know when she wants me to stop touching her but it occurs far less often then when she first arrived at my home.
Kat loves to play with dangly toys and will chase the toy and roll around the floor. She also loves catnip nibblers and will chew on them for quite some time.
Kat has been friendly with people that have come by my apartment. She went up to my niece and went right on her lap and walked around and sniffed her. Kat genuinely seems to like people but is occasionally a little wary.
Kat seems to want to interact with my cats. During her first meeting with one of my cats, they touched noses. However, when my cats became aggressive then she became aggressive back and swatted and hissed. Ideally, she should be the only cat but she probably could live with a calm cat if introduced properly.
I recommend that Kat stay in adult-only household. She can be a little unpredictable if provoked (e.g., another cat riles her up) and may hiss or growl or slightly lunge at you. However, she has never scratched me and only has done some mild play biting.
Overall, Kat is a sweet, funny cat with some diva tendencies. I think she will continue to blossom once she is adopted and finds her forever home!
If you are interested in meeting this wonderful cat in person – please connect with our foster team at: firstname.lastname@example.org We’d love for you to get to know this beautiful kitty in person!