I'm being cared for by:
Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic
Facts about Holly
- Breed: Domestic Shorthair
- Color: Tortoiseshell
- Age: Young
- Sex: Female
- ID#: 4494492 Hair: Unknown
My name is Holly!
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with kids, not good with dogs, and good with cats.
Holly needs a Special Home
Holly is a very beautifully marked tortoise shell tabby that came to a Fort Collins Cat Rescue foster home just after Christmas. She is about 10 months old, and needs a special home, with someone that won't pressure her and let her build trust slowly. She came from one of the communities in Gilpin or Clear Creek County, where she had been living a very frightened life, spending most of her time hiding in a closet. She was labeled as feral, and was destined for a barn home. Since it was the middle of winter, and she had been an indoor cat, we did not want to put her in a barn, we decided to see if she was feral or just very frightened.
It turns out that Holly is very social, she bonded very quickly to the cats in her foster home, she purred the first time they entered her room. She gains confidence from them, and she is always easier to pet if she is next to one of her friends. Holly also likes dogs; she is cautious, but very receptive to the dogs in her foster home. She is more reserved with humans even though she enjoys being petted, and often purrs when petted, she is not totally comfortable with the entire process, and definitely does NOT like to be held. She is social, will come when called, often hangs out in the same room as the humans, LOVES to play with her cat toys, and often jumps on the humans in the middle of the night to be petted when it is not so scary (the humans are not really very awake).
Holly has been spayed, wormed, vaccinated, and is in good health. She will make a patient person a very good friend. She loves to play, will chase and carry around her small stuffed mouse toy, and invite you to throw it for her. It may take as much as a year or more for her to be truly comfortable around humans and she may never enjoy being held. She would probably do best in a home without young children.
If you would like more information on this very special kitty, or would like to meet her Holly, please contact Ellen Nelson at (970) 218-8520 or Ellen@barncatservices.com.