I'm being cared for by:
Whiskers Animal Benevolent League
Facts about Silky
- Breed: Domestic Shorthair
- Color: Black (All)
- Age: Adult
- Sex: Female
- ID#: 4346540
- Hair: Short
My name is Silky!
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with cats.
Silky was born outside in the spring of 2009 and spent her first year with several other feral cats that were being fed by workers at a nearby day care center. The next spring, Whiskers, unaware of this group of ferals, was told of a litter of kittens found by construction workers in a shed behind an empty house being rehabbed. It wasn't long before the volunteers that came to get the kittens found more than they bargained for - two mom cats had newborn kittens inside the shed; another mom cat had newborn kittens under a pile of brush behind the shed; and two weaned kittens were frolicking about, fending for themselves. Over the course of the next couple of weeks, all of the feral moms were trapped and brought to foster homes with the kittens. Silky, aka 'Shed Mom 2', had never been inside before, never been petted, and she was very frightened about her change of circumstance.
Despite her fear, she cared lovingly for her three kittens in the big dog crate that would be her home for the next few months. The typical plan for a feral cat would be TNR - Trap, Neuter, Release - but her foster parents saw Silky's gentle, loving spirit and decided to try to tame her after she was done raising her kittens. The first step was to be able to pet her. When approached, she would retreat to the corner of her cage and cower in fear, but never once did Silky strike out. Eventually, she started to like being pet and then came to love to be brushed. One day, when her cage door was left open for a few moments, she decided to come out.
Silky never looked back and has continued her progress toward being a wonderful pet. Silky has a certain peace about her. She is quiet, calm, gentle and gets along well with other cats. Silky is prefers not to be picked up, but she's starting to get used to being held on a lap for petting. Her favorite thing is to be brushed. Silky is a very special cat.
Whiskers cats and kittens are ALL rescued from the surrounding CAPITAL DISTRICT. All of Whiskers' cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, age appropriately vaccinated and tested for FELV/FIV prior to adoption. Click here for our Online Application
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Whiskers cats and kittens are ALL rescued from the surrounding CAPITAL DISTRICT.
All of Whisker's cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, age appropriately vaccinated and tested for FELV/FIV prior to adoption. <br>