My name is Trouble!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Fargo, North Dakota - Trouble
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Fargo, North Dakota - Trouble
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I'm being cared for by:
Cat's Cradle Shelter, Inc.

Facts about Trouble

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10951823
  • Hair: Short

Trouble is a male kitten, probably born mid-September 2016.  His mom is Lucy and his siblings are Penelope, Jax, and Toby.  The kittens were born outside in a trailer park and Lucy was a very young mom, so she struggled to provide for them. She's very tame, but the kittens had to learn to trust humans.

His siblings adapted to living with humans pretty easily, but little Trouble is still not so sure that everyone will be kind. We are working extra hard to reassure him that he is safe and loved.  He will let us pet him if we approach slowly (and he's starting to lean into caresses), but he'll hiss and run away if people move too fast or are too noisy.  He shows us his "airplane ears" but that just for show.  Thirty seconds of face rubs and those ears pop right up into happy-cat position.  With familiar volunteers, he will roll around trying to get his back petted, so we know he's capable of trust, it just takes time.  Even though he does well with familiar volunteers, Trouble is still a little spooky around strangers.  For that reason he's not a great candidate for a family with young children, but he would probably do really well with a calm, nurturing older cat friend.  He just needs a little more time and patience while he learns to come out of his shell. 

About Cat's Cradle Shelter, Inc.

About Our Shelter...

Cat’s Cradle Shelter, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer-run, no-kill shelter located in Fargo, ND. We opened on January 1, 2012. Our mission is to create a more humane and compassionate world, one cat at time. Cat’s Cradle is a colony-based shelter with 7 colony rooms and an isolation/medical room with seven private units (plus room for additional temporary units). We utilize foster homes for kittens less than 12-14 weeks old and for cats needing extra medical care or socialization/attention. Most of our residents are last-chance pound rescues. We typically have between 60 and 90 cats in care (it varies with need), and adopt 30-40 each month (hopefully more!). Cat’s Cradle is part of a new, multi-disciplinary effort with staff from three pounds, animal control officers, veterinarians, and community supporters) to reduce the number of adoptable cats being killed in area pounds. We are proud to be an integral link since July 2012 to bringing the number of adoptable cats being euthanized in our community down to ZERO.

Donate to Our Shelter... or look for the Corky's LEGacy button on our Facebook page

Come Meet Our Pets...

9 9th Street South, Fargo, ND
Open houses Tuesdays 4-7pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm. If these times don't work for you, please call us at 701-356-7877 and we will arrange a private visit. Please be aware that there is usually at least a 24 hour delay between filling out an application and bringing a cat home, as we need time to check references.

Our Adoption Process...

Cat's Cradle requires an application, site visit, and interview. If a prospective adopter rents their home, we will call the landlord to confirm that pets are allowed on the property. Our adoption counselors will work hard to find the best match for the both family and the shelter cat. Our 2012 adoption fee is $109. This includes: intake health exam & FEL/FIV screening; 3 doses of roundworm de-wormer (and other parasite screening/treatment when necessary); age-appropriate vaccinations (rabies and distemper, including booster shots for kittens); spay or neuter surgery; microchip; and any other medical treatment recommended by the attending or consulting veterinarian(s) (for injury, illness, infection, etc). We allow a three week trial period to make sure that the cat and his/her new family are a good match, and if things don't work out...we always want our cats back! We prefer to adopt in our own area because A) we insist on meeting prospective families and B) we will not risk shipping our cats. We reserve the right to decline to adopt any cat into a situation that we feel will not meet his/her needs.