Its no secret how Cheeks got his name... just look at him! Cheeks isn't just another tomcat. He's a SPECIAL tomcat! Cheeks, along with over 50 of his closest feline friends (siblings/children) were rescued from a hoarding house in Philadelphia. City of Elderly Love stepped up to save him and a couple of his other housemates from the shelter. He's now looking for a forever home!
Cheeks is around 6 years old and has a unique gray and white/tan coat and STUNNING blue eyes. He is a lovable, snuggly, sweet, big headed lug of a man-cat who enjoys stealing bacon from breakfast plates, giving nose kisses, and purring non-stop. But, he wasn’t always this way...
Cheeks’ first few weeks were not easy, for him or for his foster mama. He was so terrified the first few days all he did was shake in fear. His whole life had been turned upside down, and now he had to learn to trust again. His foster mom feared his confidence was too shattered - she worried he’d never get to feel the loving touch of a human again. But still, Cheeks was now in a safe, clean home - something he had never experienced before.
Then, one day, Cheeks purred! Then he leaned into his foster moms hand and closed his eyes. It was then she knew she was getting through to him. Over the next weeks, we ‘taught Cheeks how to cat again’. At first he needed to find a safe corner and stay there, only coming out a few times for pets. Soon, he was coming out more and more -- and then one day… he stopped hiding. Cheeks now naps on his foster family's sofa. Cheeks walks by their dogs with his tail and head held high! He weaves in and out of his human friends' legs and rubs his adorable face all over them. Cheeks starts purring the moment you talk to him. He’s even stepped up to be a surrogate father to his foster family's foster kittens. He grooms them and lets them snuggle in his fur. Just today, he started to play!
We cannot tell you how rewarding it is to be owned by a cat like Cheeks. To watch a formerly terrified, neglected cat blossom into a confident, happy feline with a penchant to loom over your breakfast meats. The best part? This is just the beginning! Cheeks will only get better as time goes on! So while he may need a little time to settle into his future forever home, the reward of adding Cheeks to your family and allowing him to show you all the love he has inside will be worth it!
Cheeks is currently residing at our Cat Adoption Center at Dog Town, New Britain! Stop by any day to meet him at 421 Town Center, New Britain, PA 18901.
Cheeks is available for adoption through City of Elderly Love! He is neutered, vaccinated and will be microchipped prior to going to his forever home. He is also FIV & FeLV negative. Interested in meeting him? Visit www.cityofelderlylove.org to complete an online adoption questionnaire or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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