Social distancing guys, have you heard of it? Well I have and I take it very seriously……. I will make an exception if you have a yummy treat in your hand but for the most part, you’ll have to admire my soft fluff and curly belly hairs from a distance. I really love a head scratch so if you could invest in a back scratcher for the job that’d be great. Sometimes foster mum will trick me, you know, start off scratching with the back scratcher and when I close my eyes she swaps it for her hand- at which point I really get into enjoying a pat and scratch until I open my eyes and see she’s touching me with her bare hand! Ewww! Then I put a stop to that! Who knows, I might change my mind by the time there’s a COVID vaccine but for now, keep your distance please.
This isn’t to say I’m not interested in being your friend or getting to know you, quite the contrary. When the conditions are right (I prefer the quietness of night and early mornings) I like to follow people around the house to see what they are up to. I’m always up for a chat too. I’m no cat for the weak disposition, you see my default is stalk mode which can be a bit a creepy when I sneak up stealthily to the humans when they are relaxing. But I’m just investigating and I’m so skittish that if you’re jumpy we’re just going to keep feeding each other’s fear of being attacked!
I would much prefer a quiet & calm household, no young kids, or else I’ll just find a hiding spot and hide away, plus I have no hesitation in swiping, spitting and lunging when I feel threatened. I’m super playful and my foster family think it’s a joy to watch me play because I get so caught up playing that I forget that I’m a bit scared. Any chasing toy on a wand will have me entertained for hours if you’re willing to keep playing with me.
I’m really low maintenance, happy to be at home alone while you’re at work, not fussy when it comes to food and I’m not demanding in the slightest. Once I find myself a comfy spot, I’ll spend an entire day there snoozing. I’m not interested in climbing or going outside, speaking of which, I’ll need to be an inside cat on account of my pale features and if you let me out, you’ll never see me again. I’ve come a long way during my time in foster and I’m showing signs of being more confident and relaxed every day so I hope to find a patient owner that will continue to help me build my confidence.
My foster home is in the suburb of Perth.
Shan has been treated for ringworm by the Cat Haven shelter and veterinary team. After several weeks of medical therapy, we have determined that the ringworm lesions are resolved and that he has recovered from this disease. Unfortunately, even when the lesions have gone and test results are negative, there is a chance that ringworm spores could still be present on its fur, and therefore still pose a risk to other pets and humans.
Shan presented with a mild case of gingivitis. Dental hygiene may help prevent its development. There are several measures you can take to improve your new cat’s dental health. Ask the cat welfare officer who is assisting you for a dental hygiene handout. We have recommended that your cat stay on a dental hygiene diet.
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The foster carer will then be in touch to discuss this further and arrange a meeting. If after leaving your details you have not heard from anyone after 48 hours, please let us know. Once you’ve decided to give a foster cat or kitten a furrever home you’ll need to come to Cat Haven in person to complete the adoption paperwork before taking them home. We can’t wait to hear from you!