I had been a volunteer at my local shelter for over two years, so I was there when Kit was surrendered due to her owner being evicted. Immediately, I thought she was a gorgeous cat, but I soon found out that she wasn’t very “friendly”. Didn’t appear to have a cuddly bone in her body!
Fast forward two years – I am now able to adopt my own cat. I knew I wanted to either get a cat with FIV or one that was considered a “long term resident”. I had a couple of choices, one in each of those categories, and of course, Kit was one of them. She never got adopted out and had been there those two long years. I felt I had to give her a chance – at this point, it seemed like no one would. She was older, a “black” cat, and no one could say many positive things about her.
So, the chance was given. I put in an application, was approved, and I was all set to spend a month or more working on her to get her adapted to the apartment and being my companion.
No time was needed! The moment I got home and opened the carrier door, she was out and exploring, mewing and rubbing against my legs! She was letting me pet and brush her and following me from room to room. It was amazing! She sleeps with me now, greets me when I come home, and is my car ride buddy when the mood strikes us.
Don’t let what appears to be an “unfriendly” cat make your decision. Shelters can be very stressful for the animals and thus, not allow them to put their best foot forward. Give them a chance; everyone needs their furever home.
Story submitted by Valerie from Menomonie, Wisconsin.
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