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I am already neutered, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, declawed, not good with kids, not good with dogs, and not good with cats.
But, given his long history in foster care being bounced around to several different homes, and his experience losing his claws, Uzoma has learned that he needs to be on guard at all times. What this means for his forever people is that they will need to invest time in the beginning of their relationship with Uzi to learn to communicate with him: a growl while he’s snuggling you means he heard something and is concerned, so he needs to focus on that potential threat rather than your snuggling; a hiss means he’s overstimulated and needs to remove himself from the situation; and a bite means he does not like what you are doing to him even though it might seem reasonable to you (like belly rubs, Uzi does not allow humans to rub his luscious belly!) The easiest way to diffuse any reactive behavior from him is to not make eye contact, doing so will let him know that you are no threat to him. Once Uzi learns that his people will respect his communication and honor his preferences, they will have a love-filled life with this sweetheart! He needs an experienced cat caretaker who understands that kitties are their own beings that have their own ways of living their cat-lives. He also needs to be in a home where he is the ONLY ANIMAL, he does best where he can know he is King Uzi and all focus is on him.
In many ways, Uzoma represents the crux of animal rescue in that he has had a very hard life, filled with sadness, fear, and uncertainty, which has left its mark on this beautiful soul. If you are looking for a forever kitty soulmate who will bond deeply with you and that you are willing to give time and space to as necessary, than please visit www.KittyDevoreRescue.org to fill out an adoption application for King Uzi!