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My name is Mikey!
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The Cats' Cradle

Facts about me

Domestic Shorthair
Black & White or Tuxedo
2 years 4 months old, Young
Pet ID
Foster: Wendy Jo
Hair Length

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small blue checkmark Needs experienced adopter
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Has special needs

My story

For more information about adopting Mikey, please text or call Wendy with The Cats’ Cradle at (828) 334-6875.

Hi, my name is Mike and I have a very sad story. I was adopted from a shelter as a small kitten and went into a home where I was horribly abused by a member of the family. Instead of learning how to be a happy, loving, and playful kitten, I learned that people were something I needed to defend myself against at all costs. I learned to bite and scratch and hiss and I hated everyone I met. I was very angry and extremely depressed and I had a huge chip on my shoulder. At the age of nine months my “family” gave me up because they did not want to deal with the behavior they created. I then went to 3 different foster homes until I finally ended up with my current foster mom who felt she might be able to help me. Over several months’ time, with lots of love and understanding, I slowly began to realize that not everyone was out to hurt me. I learned how to give and receive love, I learned how to play, and I came to realize that I would never have to endure abuse again.

I am now a very friendly and happy guy and I love everyone I meet. I’m very out-going and I love attention from absolutely everyone. I get along ok with other cats, but not great, so I would do best as an only cat in a new home. I am considered a special needs cat because I may have some moments when I feel frightened or threatened by unfamiliar circumstances in a new home, and I may momentarily regress into a defensive posture. I need to have a new mom or dad that will be understanding and able to calm and soothe me if that happens. More than anything I really just need someone who will love and accept me for who I am, and who will be willing to give me plenty of time to adjust to new surroundings.

The Cats' Cradle

Contact info
Pet ID
Foster: Wendy Jo
Lynda Garibaldi
PO Box 1915, Morganton, NC 28680

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

We require a contract that specifies that the cat be an indoor only pet and that the adopters take specific care with food, shelter and medical. We require that the adopters agree to return the cat to our care should they not be able to care for the animal any longer. We also offer a 30 day money back guarantee that the cat may be returned to our care if there is a failure to bond or other issues.

We charge a $125.00 adoption fee for kittens, and $100 adoption fee for adult cats 1-6 years old. We lower the fee to $55.00 for elderly cats.

Go meet their pets

We are a foster based rescue.

We have cats and kittens in the adoption center in the PetSmart in Hickory NC every two weeks for two weeks.

We also have cats and kittens in the adoption center in the PetSmart in Morganton NC every two weeks for two weeks

If you see a kitty online that you are interested in adopting, please contact us. Arrangements can be made to accommodate the adoption process for you.

More about this rescue

Our Mission is to help bring about a time when no more abused or abandoned Cats will be destroyed.