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My name is Shadow!
Facts about Shadow
- Breed: Domestic Shorthair
- Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
- Age: Young
- Sex: Male
- ID#: 06
- Hair: Short
I am already neutered, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with cats.
SHADOW IS A GRAY & WHITE TUXEDO CAT- no option available to choose that.
Shadow has been through way too much in his young years. He was born outside and somehow separated from his mom. He hung out with a sibling kitten, who got run over by a car right in front of him. The kitten was so terrified after that which proved challenging. He was hard to catch. He was living under a trailer by himself.
He was adopted to be a Christmas gift for children. All advise on how to socialize and take care of a kitten were disregarded. We got Shadow back covered in urine, feces, and in a small carrier. They put him in the carrier until they could get a hold of us which apparently was a few days. He was so frightened in their home, and the rough housing the children were putting him through that he climbed into their drop ceiling to get away. When they caught him he was put in that carrier...until...
We found out later his tail had been broken. It took some time, but Shadow healed, both mentally and physically. However, we want him in a home with someone experienced with cats because we can't have another epic fail. ;) He is amazing and deserves the best. He has been with us too long, it's his turn for a good home...
SHADOW'S PHOTO ALBUM-https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.150115628370568.29948.108049852577146&type=3
Poor Shadow has been through way too much in his short life. He was a feral kitten living in Columbia Trailer Park in Olmsted Falls. His litter mates all disappeared except one, who he palled around with. Sadly, that kitten was run over by a car, and poor Shadow sat there next to him, seemingly hoping he would get up.
This is when the mission to trap him began. He'd seen other cats be trapped so he was super trap shy. It was a cold winter in 2012, and he was living alone under a trailer, only coming out to be fed by a kind woman who owned a nearby trailer. However, this trailer park is known for bothering and fining residents who feed these poor cats, so this guy didn't get to eat every day. :(
FINALLY he was trapped a few days before Christmas. He was adopted soon thereafter, however, we warned the adopters he was a feral kitten and would need patience and to be worked with. We told them to put Shadow in a small room to start, not to let the children be wild around him, and to just be patient and let Shadow come to them.
NONE of these instructions were followed and within a week a call came that he was in the ceiling! Prior to he was hiding under chairs, couches and beds, completely overwhelmed by the large family and their large home. Needless to say he was returned covered in urine and feces and inside a tiny carrier. This set Shadow back- prior to leaving, the rescue workers had him purring, and not hiding quite so much. He came back in a terror ridden state.
He was immediately placed in a foster home with Rosemary who has been working with him. He's come a long way but is still somewhat shy. He will come to you to be pet , and likes to sneak in and sleep with you at night! He would do best in a home with other cats and possibly even smaller dogs. He loves animals and will do well to follow their lead. He is litter trained. By following their lead, we mean, socially. :) So an experienced adopter, or someone who understands cats come in shy and need time will be purrfect for our Shadow. His next home needs to be his furrever home!