Bella is a sweet approximately 1 year old cat that is GREAT with dogs and other cats. Due to her past experiences she needs a quieter forever home. Her previous owner was abandoning her (moving away and leaving Bella behind) because in her own words, her children were abusive to her, and because of this, Bella is fearful of quick movements and lots of noise. She does not like to be picked up, but loves to be near people and be petted. I think she would do well in a home where she is allowed to become comfortable on her own terms without the fear of being picked up or carried around.
It has taken weeks for Bella to become comfortable in my home, this is why I think she needs someone that will be very patient with her. At first, it was almost impossible to even touch her. She still does not like to be picked up but is slowly beginning to show her true personality. She is very food motivated and LOVES her cat treats, playing with cat toys, laying in the cat tree, and especially chasing the laser pointer.
I take Bella once a week to the Petco adoption events, but it seems to be very stressful for her. She cries all the way there and once there, hides under the blanket in her cage. She recognizes my voice when I go to pick her up and comes out instantly ready to leave. I fear that people do not get to see her true self because she hides in the cage and so I feel she may be overlooked due to her shy personality. She truly is a very sweet cat that needs to feel safe, secure and able to trust.
Please help me find a wonderful home for this sweetheart of a kitty.
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