(when grown) -
Good with kids,
Good with cats,
Spayed or Neutered,
Name: TeriyakiBreed: ShorthairDOB: 04/30/2022Good with kids: Yes Good with dogs: UnsureGood with cats: YesFoster location: Belvidere, ILAdoption fee: $50Fun Bio: Meet Teriyaki! This formerly "spicy" boy was found outside as an older kitten all alone, struggling to surivive. He was trapped and brought indoors where he's learned humans are good (in general and as can-openers). He is still a little on the shy side, but warms up with you once he's comfortable. He LOVES food, cat nip and playing in boxes! He's a pretty quiet dude who won't make a fuss or insist you pay attention to him. But he does enjoy coming up on your lap for cuddles and pets. He enjoys chin scratches and pets! He isn't a huge fan of dogs, but does enjoy playing with other cats! He really needs the right person to help this guy reach his full potential. Are you that person?
If interested in a pet from us please fill out the adoption application that is located on our website. We process applications in the order in which they are received. We will likely not respond to interest emails regarding puppies and/or kittens, we get so many "interest" emails that we simply do not have the time to respond to each one.
We always recommend playtime, positive reinforcement training and a regular schedule for feeding times when bringing a new cat/kitten into your home. Adjustment takes time for both you and your new family member, so remember to be patient and enjoy this new and exciting time!Included in the adoption fee are age appropriate vaccinations, FeLV/FIV testing, deworming, spay or neuter surgery, and microchip.Anti-Declawing Policy:All cats and kittens will have a no declaw policy in their adoption contract with us! Declawing is a series of bone amputations. Declawing is more accurately described by the term de-knuckling and is not merely the removal of the claws, as the term “declawing” implies. In humans, fingernails grow from the skin, but in animals that hunt prey, the claws grow from the bone; therefore, the last bone is amputates so the claw cannot re-grow. Declawing is one of the most painful, routinely performed procedures in all of veterinary medicine. Each toe of the cat is amputated at the first joint. Declawing a cat is equivalent in a person to amputating the entire first knuckle of every finger. Declawing is done strictly for the benefit of the owner. There are NO benefits to the cat and NO good reasons to declaw.Declawing can lead to behavior changes. A declawed cat has no way to defend itself and may resort to biting more often. Due to pain, they may stop using the litterbox. There are humane alternatives to declawing. Cats can be trained to use scratching posts. They should have their nails trimmed regularly. There is double sided sticky tape that can be put on furniture to deter a cat from scratching there. There are also nail caps called Soft Paws that are glued onto a cat’s nails without harm.