Folks for Cats continues to be formally closed to most of the people as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, we’ve been conducting minimal-contact adoptions by way of appointment. Cats out there for adoption are marketed on Petfinder and our Fb web page, and potential adopters can contact us by way of Petfinder. We ship out a quick questionnaire to see in case you are a very good match for the cat. If you’re a match, we comply with up with a phone interview and a meet-and-greet appointment to view the cat on the shelter.
Whenever you introduce a brand new cat to your resident cat, the 2 will often work out methods to get alongside. Nevertheless, in case your cats begin to combat, that you must intervene as rapidly as doable in order that they don’t damage one another.
By no means attempt to bodily separate two cats which are combating. In case you do, the possibilities are you’ll find yourself badly scratched or bitten. The most effective methodology for breaking apart the combat is to startle each cats. Attainable approaches embrace clapping your palms loudly, squirting them with water, throwing a cushion between them or shaking a can stuffed with cash. It might take a number of tries, however because the cats can’t deal with the combat, finally they’ll separate.
Upon getting the cats separated, the following step is to bodily isolate them from one another. Don’t decide up both cat, however attempt to herd certainly one of them into an area you possibly can shut off. When each cats are secure, it’s time to allow them to relax and verify that neither is damage. If the cats had beforehand gotten alongside, a sluggish reintroduction could treatment the issue. Including an additional cat tree could give them extra separate house and generally a pheromone spray, equivalent to Feliway, can assist to scale back tensions.
Regardless of all you do, some cats simply don’t get alongside. You possibly can usually deflect detrimental interactions whilst you’re there by taking part in with every cat or distracting them with treats, however it could be essential to confine them to separate areas of the home if you’re not residence to oversee. In excessive instances it could be essential to re-home one of many cats, however often they’ll discover a solution to coexist with out fights.
Our Cat of the Week is a surprising longhair calico named Girl Sarah. This regal sweetheart is 8 years younger and has a beautiful disposition. Her foster household studies that she has no unhealthy habits, and is well-behaved and pleasant. She is diabetic and is looking for a loving companion to present her every day injections of insulin, which she readily accepts. Girl Sarah is accessible for both adoption or a long-term foster state of affairs. Are you the angel prepared to present this beautiful woman a second likelihood at a “fur-ever” residence?
Different kitties looking for their “fur-ever properties are: Penelope, a sassy little 2-year-old tuxedo lady; Oreo, a really shy however candy 3-year-old tuxedo woman; Mia, a hanging, small 8-month-old calico lady who’s timid and may benefit from having a younger companion kitty; Kiera, a candy and barely feisty 2-year-old brown tabby who would favor to be the one pet, however is nice with youngsters; and Comet and Dasher, a candy pair of bonded brothers who’re massive, good-looking 2½-year-old lads that don’t need to share their residence with a canine.
The PFC shelter is situated at 44 Beagle Lane, Teaticket. Our mailing tackle is PO Field 422, West Falmouth, MA 02574.
If that you must get in contact with us, name our hotline at 508-540-5654. Press #0 in case you have cat-related points, questions, are concerned about volunteering or for extra details about Folks for Cats. Press #2 for those who need assistance from our Veterinary Care Help Fund, which supplies monetary help for veterinary care and spay/neuter for certified residents of Bourne, Falmouth and Mashpee. Press #3 for those who should give up a cat or kitten. All calls are returned as rapidly as doable.
All for the love of cats…