Lady Katherine Posted February 4, 2008 Share Posted February 4, 2008 We rescued a cat today from a friend's neighbor. It (she?) is seven months old, and was born and lived all her life under this family's back porch. The coyotes got the mother, two kittens were successfully adopted at a much younger age, and they were finally able to catch this one in a humane trap. She has been stalked by coyotes for the past several days and has spent a lot of time up trees, then was trapped and spent the night in the trap in the garage. So she is really spooked. She is used to being around people and eating cat food. She used to come up to the window and put her face against this woman's hand (with the glass in between), but has never let anyone handle her. I have her in a large cage -- the kind they use at pet stores. In six hours, she has not taken any food or water, or used the litter box. She has ignored a piece of fresh fish I put about an inch from her face. She is cowering in the back corner, clearly terrified. She won't meet anyone's eyes. Since she is used to being around people, she's not completely feral, but what I've read on the internet doesn't give me a lot of hope for her. The shelters around here are all full. They will euthanize her, but none of them will accept her for possible adoption. She's really a beautiful cat, but I can't leave her caged for months, hoping she will calm down -- my kids will get attached and then we won't be able to keep her. Can anyone offer any suggestions? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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