We decided that we’re going to highlight a new pet every week here. This week, it’s Larry!
Larry was found with his two sisters in a parking lot in Los Angeles. They. Were. A. Mess. They were all living in car engines which is, obviously, not good. The women who called us about them were frantically checking under hoods every morning to make sure that when the neighbors started their cars, there wasn’t a kitten in there. It wasn’t a good time for anyone involved. Eventually, they were all caught and put into foster care and their mom was spayed and returned.
Because they were about 8 weeks old when they were rescued, Larry and his sisters were extremely timid. They’d hiss and run if you approached them at all. The one thing that brought them out – food. So we were able to pet them while they ate which helps them associate petting (which they hated) with eating (which they loved). It was a slow process. Eventually, we decided to split them up because feral kittens do better when they’re on their own. If they stay together, they can hold each other back because they feed of each other’s fears.
Fast forward to today. Larry has made a complete turnaround. He’s still a little skittish of strangers, but he is the most loving cat. Ever. He just wants to be with his foster parents and snuggle. He even comes when you call him! He’s going to bond with his adopter like Jacob to Renesmee. 😉
He’s fully vaccinated, microchipped, flea treated and neutered. He’s ready to spread his wings and fly! He’s being fostered in Santa Monica, so let us know if you’d like to meet him. You won’t be disappointed.