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My name is Mikey!

Posted over 2 years ago | Updated 1 year ago

Cared for by The Cats' Cradle
Adoption fee: $100.00

This covers all of The Cats' Cradle's costs to prepare Mikey for adoption.

My basic info

Breed
Domestic Shorthair
Color
Black & White or Tuxedo
Age
3 years 6 months old, Young
Sex
Male
Pet ID
Foster: Wendy Jo
Hair Length
short

My details

Alert icon Not good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Needs experienced adopter
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Has special needs

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

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.
Rescue
The Cats' Cradle

Contact info

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

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 show cats and kittens in the adoption center in the PetSmart in Hickory, NC.

We also have cats and kittens in the adoption center in the PetSmart in Morganton, NC

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.