Sex: Female (not spayed, but will be before adoption)
Current Age: 2 Months (best estimate)
Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor Only
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Yes
Good with Kids: No
This litter was born to a feral momcat, so volunteers caught them and are working to socialize them. In case you don't know, each kitten can have a different "dad" so their personalities will vary. Phiona has been a growler and hissy and spitty from day one... more afraid and growly than her sisters Phoebe and Pippy and Pepper.
Please note kittens who are tamed up need constant gentle handling and reassurance after adoption and do best with an "already tame" role model like an outgoing, fearless kitten who never had to live on the street.
From the gal who is working with Phiona... She isn't growling anymore and doesn't hiss when my daughter tries to pet her. She explores and isn't more scared of the dog and cats than any other noise. Shes a sweetheart and she likes to sit next to you but not on you. She wants to be in the corner to see stuff .. but she plays with the [mylar] wand and she purrs like crazy but she is scared of everything. (this is after 3 days of constant hands-on .... we are waiting for another breakthrough and will post here)
here is the update after 1 week: She comes when called and loves to cuddle and play and she runs the roost when it comes to the dog and other cats. Prances around here like she owns the place... She is an absolute sweetheart.
PAWS adopts out kittens in pairs, or adopts to a home with another young kitty (3 years old, or so).
Here is why -- this is the best article we have found to explain: http://meowcatrescue.org/resources/articles/12/single-kitten-syndrome/
If you are interested in adopting, please go to www.pawsfla.com and click on the Adoption Policy menu, from there you will find the online application link.
The adoption process typically goes as follows: - you submit an application - foster mom reviews, and will contact you by email - upon approval, foster mom will coordinate an adoption location/time.... or your deposit to hold young kittens - foster mom will email, call or text to coach as needed to help integrate your new kitty
Foster Mom: Mona at firstname.lastname@example.org
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