Meow! My name is Charlie
|Breed:||Domestic Shorthair||Color:||Black & White Or Tuxedo||Age:||Adult|
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with kids, not good with dogs, and good with cats.
DSH Black w/White Neutered Male DOB
Charlie, a.k.a. “Chuck”:
“No more lonely nights” would be Charlie’s choice of song, on kitty karaoke night. This big burly Tomcat is a softie at heart and he is on a very special journey. Sometimes it’s a little confusing for him, but he’s getting there – every day is a better day for Charlie!
Found as a stray, feeding on scraps and dumpster morsels at the back of a local restaurant, Charlie had been in a few fights and although a boy of big stature…. the wear and tear of everyday life and the struggle to survive was written all over him.
One of our wonderful trappers came to his rescue and brought Charlie to the Forgotten Felines Office where he has been cared for ever since. Charlie’s journey is opening new doors for him each day – doors that Charlie didn’t know existed. Doors that have exciting things behind them like a kind touch from a human, an encouraging voice, love, affection. (Not to mention -- canned food!)
Charlie opened another door to discover a member of our team had put out a warm bed with fleecy blankets just for him – he’d probably never had a bed before – and now there he is, proud and sweet the owner occupied – as snug as a bug in a rug!
Like any animal who is learning to trust and give/receive love, Charlie sometimes gets a little confused and forgets his manners…… he loves his jowls to be petted and under his chin but if you stop suddenly and he gets a fright from your sudden hand movement he will hook a paw around your hand and give you a little nip. (Fortunately he is missing some teeth, so it is much more like a gnaw rather than a bite.) Sometimes he’ll use the same tactic when you stop petting him too early – and he wants you to continue!
At this point, his trust is developing so these gestures are sometimes the way he communicates – you can imagine his natural (stray) instinct confused by his new feelings - “I’ve never been loved before…… I like it but I’m a little scared of it, what shall I do?” He never nips to hurt – simply to chain-react and it just melts our hearts to be on this journey with him and see him grow every day. He is blooming into a big loving boy right before our eyes!
Charlie has come in from the cold and there is no way he ever wants to go back out there. The only way is up for this big Tom! And Forgotten Felines intend to make sure that he gets there!
Charlie is about 3-4 years old and has many missing teeth, bless him. He would love a kind and understanding new owner/s who will spend time encouraging him and gaining his trust, who will be patient and who will put their heart into enjoying Charlie’s journey alongside of him. No children please and no super-noisy households. Somebody who has time to give Charlie his meals and plenty of scratching, a bed to share and covers to crawl under would be Charlie’s dream. Cat-savvy or cat-doting is of course a huge bonus!
3 and a half years old
DSH Black & White
Probably indoor only….. and no children, dogs or other cats
So sweet, a little insecure but blossoming all the way……
Big Soft Tom, loves being loved
No known medical issues
Charlie has been waiting for a home since May 2012.
If you are interested in meeting Charlie, please visit him at Pick of the Litter, 1701 Piner Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. Monday-Saturday 9:30-5:00, Sunday 11:00-4:00.
More information about Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County
Forgotten Felines is a non-profit, registered 501(c)3 organization serving Sonoma County since 1990. Our primary function is to provide low-cost spay/neuter clinics to assist the public with the management of feral or wild cats in Sonoma County. We offer instruction and equipment loans (subject to availability) to help people with the goal of reducing the feral cat population by a Trap-Neuter-Release program. Tame adults we find living in feral cat groups, as well as formerly feral kittens who have been tamed down by our volunteer foster parents, are put through our adoption program. We are always actively seeking volunteers to assist with fostering, trapping, and helping at our thrift store, Pick of the Litter.
Our adoptable cats are available in the Forgotten Felines cat room inside the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter at 301 J. Rogers Lane in Rohnert Park. Our adoption room phone number is (707) 584-4998. Hours are 1:00-6:30pm Wednesday, 1:00-5:30pm Thursday-Saturday, 1:00-4:30 Sunday, closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Our potential adopters fill out an adoption application and an adoption contract. They also must fill out their personal information for sending off the cat's microchip registration. Our basic adoption fee is $85.00. An adoption counselor carefully guides the adopter through the process, making sure the adopting party is a good match for each kitty. We provide a health record document to the adopter with all health history information including spay/neuter date, combo test results, vaccination history, and any additional medications and treatments received by the cat.