Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Here’s a Feline Rescue success story just waiting for a perfect ending. When Danielle came to the Feline Rescue Adoption Center, she was scared, dirty, and full of mats. She probably had spent a lot of time outside and had not been around people much—or at least not any people she could trust. She spent her first few weeks at the shelter hiding in a kennel, too scared to let anyone touch or comfort her.
But Feline Rescue volunteers just couldn't give up on trying to befriend this beautiful cat. Who wouldn't want to run their fingers through that soft, fluffy fur? So with much persistence and calm reassurance from volunteers, Danielle slowly learned to accept her new human friends. Volunteers also had the help of an affable, orange tabby named Jack-O-Lantern, whom Danielle adored. Sometimes it's other cats who teach the scared cats that it's ok to trust people! Danielle saw how much Jack-O-Lantern loved petting and so she wanted to try it too!
Since Jack-O was adopted (with one of his other shy buddies), Danielle has had many friends of both the two- and four-legged variety. She gets along well with any nice, gentle cat. She has even been known to come out to play with some of the youngsters, like Trixie and Tanly, at the adoption center. Danielle especially loves to chase feathers and wand toys.
And now when Danielle's human friends walk into the room, she runs to rub against their legs and begs for petting. She's come a long way! Now that this once-frightened kitty has learned to trust and love people, she is sure to do well with anyone who will trust and love her back. Danielle will do best in a quiet home with a patient person or family. If you give this shy kitty a chance, she will be a devoted friend. And Danielle finally finding a forever home would be the perfect ending to this story, don't you think?
If you are interested in learning more about Danielle, please stop by the Feline Rescue Adoption Center or call 651-642-5900, ext.3.