(name, species, breed)
Domestic Long Hair / Tabby / Mixed (long coat) : : Female (spayed) : : Adult : : Small
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About Tabby mama
This adorable sweetheart will need an experienced cat adopter and as of 6/25 we are looking for a foster to help us socialize this girl. Tabby was rescued as a stray cat when we were tagged on a FB post about 2 little kittens who turned out to be boys...a black and a tuxedo (see their bios for her babies' info) who needed rescue. We also saw the mom seeking to be petted while being offered food in the street and, of course, we could have spayed mama and left her behind in the streets of Tijuana or take a chance and hope she is adoptable and take her with us. We hate to leave family members behind, never fair to be 'adoptable' because you are a kitten/puppy and ignore the adults leaving them behind. We knew she was sweet as she allowed to be petted and approached us, however, when rescuing kitties, it's always unknown if mamas are feral or adoptable since they are always hungry and when one is offering food to strays, they always act sweet.
Well, we are happy to report we are thankful mom is also sweet, BUT skiddish and HATES to be picked up. If you pick her up, she will freak out to be placed on the ground, which is a classic indicator she trusts humans and enjoys the affection of being petted, but has never truly been a house cat and not used to hugs or being picked up. She is easy to approach and loves to be scratched on her chin, booty and purrs like a maniac! She does have the 'street bug' and tried hard to get out of the home. Sadly, she escaped twice at the beginning and, being the good mama that she is, she came back every time to look after her babies. I mean, can you imagine also escaping and ending up in a completely new area? She is one smart girl and we are really hopeful she will continue to adjust to being indoor only. WE COULD consider her as an in/out cat, but it would have to be very specific trying to see what safety can be taken as we do not agree with an outside life style. So far, now that she is spayed and her babies are being fostered in a different home, she is doing much better and settling down. It's also only been a month of this new life style where she doesn't need to scavange and travel to find food; she has been using her litter box very well.
She came in fairly emaciated.. likely because she was not surviving very well finding food for herself and her babies. We don't know what happened to the other babies, but this little family had many parasites both internally and externally so we don't know that they survived and these two boys have been thriving and recovering nicely now that they have been dewormed and had all of the medical they needed to improve. Tabby has been gaining weight and now weighs 7 pounds! Yay!
If we can find a foster to help us work ONE on ONE with tabby girl so she can perhaps learn to accept being carried/picked up and not freak out, it may help her increase her chance at finding a forever home, especially if the homes have kids (the only reason we would prefer no kids at this time would be if they accidentally get scratched because they tried lifting her) otherwise she seems to seek their attention especially if the little humans have treats with them :)
Tabby is fostered in a home with several other cats and not able to give her the one on one she needs. She is also a very valiant mom who would attack dogs when they entered the cat room while her babies were still in the same fosters, hence another reason they had to be removed to a new foster to let her recover and think about her recovery only. She is a BEAUTY and although too small at this time, she has a little bit of a Maine Coon look to her.
Her 2 boys will be available for adoption the first week of July.
If you'd like to adopt or foster to adopt little Tabby girl, please submit a cat adoption application online and if you'd like to foster ONLY,please submit the foster application at arwob.org
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