Friday, May 27, 2011

It's Hard to be Charming Inside a Cage...

Guest Blogger: Siri Espy, Animal Friends' Communications Team

In stark contrast to her name, poor Confetti has had little to celebrate lately. First, this beautiful five-year-old tortie was displaced from her home when the family’s newborn baby was discovered to be allergic to her. Then, shy Confetti was brought to Animal Friends, where the environment was just too much for her. She was frightened by the noises, unfamiliar faces, and hands entering her cage to feed her and scoop the litter box.

Overwhelmed, Confetti tried to retreat into her corner, and was a very unhappy cat. A kind volunteer took Confetti into her home for a cage break. Getting her into the carrier and the car ride were quite stressful, but the moment Confetti arrived at her foster home, she was transformed into a very different cat.

“Normally when I foster an adult cat, it takes a few days to gain their trust,” reported her foster mom. “However, Confetti was instantly affectionate and seems very comfortable in her room. She may hate the shelter environment but she would be a wonderful house cat.”

Clearly, it’s in Confetti’s best interest not to return to a terrifying environment, where her fears will also make her less attractive to potential adopters and prolong her stay. We’d love to see her go directly from her foster home to her forever home, ideally a quiet environment where she can be the only pet and soak up the love.

Learn more about Confetti by clicking here. If you think Confetti could occupy a place in your heart and your home, contact Animal Friends at 412.847.7002 to arrange a visit with her.

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