Mia first arrived at The Cat House in 2004 after being rescued from a local cat hoarding situation. After her arrival, Mia had four kittens, three of which survived, and all of whom were adopted. Mostly feral and generally untrusting of humans, Mia wasn’t warming up to volunteers and didn’t want anyone near her. This continued until a particularly dedicated woman, Wanda D., … [Read more...] about Volunteer’s Love and Patience Wins Untrusting Cat’s Affection
Q: "What makes some cats fearful? I have been rescuing cats for the last 12 years, and I have had several (two of which were born here) that have a high fear streak in them. The one I can understand, as he was rescued from a landfill when only a month or so old, and is partially blind in one eye. But the other two from different mothers I had taken in, they were born and raised … [Read more...] about What makes some kittens fearful?
There is often confusion in the use of the terms feral and stray. It is important to know or be cognizant of the differences, since 'feral' is a word that is frequently misused and overused. The label can have dangerous consequences for cats since most shelters will kill 'feral' cats, or people will assume the cats are damaged and will never be socialized to people. There is … [Read more...] about Feral or Stray?
Q: My cat hates other people and other cats. We have a neighborhood cat that will sometimes come to the backdoor and she will try to attack him through the back door. I inherited my mothers cat after she passed away and we had to build him his own separate addition to the house for fear that Nibbles would attack. I have a very hard time at the vet as she will try to draw … [Read more...] about Kitty Dislikes Cats and Vet, Cat Upset by Dog
For the past five years my boyfriend Jason and I shared a small apartment with our cats in a cozy neighborhood in Queens, New York. We’d often discussed leaving the city for my native Vermont, but it was a plan that never seemed to actualize on its own – it was, however, the end result of an apartment fire that forced us from our home in June of this year. Our cats were lost to … [Read more...] about Dispatches From The Adoption Floor