Debbie is a shy and quiet cat. She came from a colony and initially avoided all contact with humans, only wanting to stay hidden. She would creep out only at night when the house was quiet. It took a long time, but she has gradually become more and more comfortable with people, and is developing into a friendly and affectionate cat. She especially likes to be brushed, and will purr loudly and rub her head against you while she is being groomed.
Although she is still shy and easily startled, she continues to improve every week, and is showing signs of affection, and enjoying human company.
Debbie has FIV but is not symptomatic and is healthy. Cats with FIV can live a long and happy life. You can read more about FIV on our website here: https://annexcatrescue.ca/educate/adopting-cat-fiv/.
Debbie would do best in a home without other pets or young children. She needs a patient adopter who is willing to put in the effort to help her come out of her shell and who is familiar with cat body language. When Debbie is scared or overstimulated she may still nip or swat. Although this may take some time, they will be rewarded with a wonderful and affectionate companion.
Regan is a certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT), has certification in First Aid and CPR for Pets, and some beginner training in Herbal Remedies and Aromatherapy for personal use.