47825 – Peggy
Why choose me?
Update 3/1/18 – Check out Peggy’s new photos! She really wants you to see her gorgeous long coat of fur. Peggy is still not fond of other cats, so we are hoping to find an adopter who will have her as an only cat. Peggy is currently featured as the “Cat of the Week”, located in the Interaction Room. This makes it very easy for you to stop by, and get to know her, in a more personal way. Plus, she has a special reduced adoption fee of only $25! If you, or someone you know, may be interested in a friendly, younger cat, please don’t hesistate to meet Peggy today!
Some observations from the Interaction Room: Peggy loves to run after toy balls and mice. She’s also a big fan of catnip and Temptations cat treats. While she’s an independent cat, Peggy actively seeks out attention, and will rub up against you, and walk into your lap. Here at the shelter, there is always the stress of the smell of other cats for Peggy.. and she can easily be over-stimulated even by the wrong smell at times. Keep that in mind when you meet her – but she’s not aggressive at all toward humans. Rather, she needs a special person who understands how she feels about the shelter environment, and who can see that she will make a great housecat in an only-cat home.
Update 1/18/18 – Luanne is now adopted, but Peggy is still looking for a home of her own. Peggy could also be very interested in being an outdoor working cat. We think she’d be a fantastic mouser if you’re looking for one, but she’s not happy in the presence of other cats, so please keep that in mind.
12/4/2017 Update: Well, surprise: Hank, the little gray kitten, turned out to be a girl! Since there’s another Hank at the shelter (from the Country Music litter), we’ve renamed her Luanne (after characters in the King of the Hill TV series). Mom, Peggy, is doing great, and feeling much more relaxed recently. Luanne is still a bit timid, but she will come around just fine. We can tell she’s going to grow up to be a gorgeous lady!
Peggy came to the shelter with her kitten, Hank, after they had previously been living on the streets. It must have been difficult to protect and provide for her baby out there, but Peggy has been a really doting mom, who deserves a warm, relaxing home of her own, now that Hank is weaned… although we are sure she wouldn’t mind if you’d adopt both of them together! Hank is currently working on his social skills… you see, the shelter can be a scary place, with all of the other (much larger) animals, and lots of clamor and new smells. It’s understandable that he’s a bit tentative, but we can see that Hank really wants human love and affection. He just needs some patience and love.
We’d like to mention that Peggy is not too fond of certain other cats. She does fine with some, but really dislikes others… I can imagine this is due to having to fend for Hank and herself while on the streets. Occasionally, the presence of other cats can cause her to become over-stimulated, resulting in some hissing. However, she does just great while sharing a kennel with Hank, and tends to relax after settling in for a few days. Since she and Hank have just now moved to the front of the house, we think her mood will improve with just a bit of time…. But we know for certain that the ultimate solution is for Peggy and Hank to move into their furever home(s)! Both will be much happier once they can leave the shelter environment. You can be Peggy and Hank’s true hero, simply by adopting them! Our experience with cats like these, is that they will be forever grateful, showing love and affection once settled into a relaxing home.
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