Meet 1-year-old Encelia. This sweet gal came to Southern Arizona Cat Rescue from a cat colony with her five newborn babies during kitten monsoon season this past spring. She did a superb job raising her babies and is now ready to relax as a spoiled indoor cat.
Because of her life as a colony cat, she can be timid and shy initially, especially with new people, but she is friendly, talkative, and interested in humans once they earn her trust. She loves head scritches, ear massages, and being petted. She has also done well with adults and teens in a calm home environment. She is not a fan of being picked up or held but could become a lap or side-snuggle cat with a patient and persistent human to show her love and trust.
Encelia hasn’t been around other animals that they know of yet due to her recent mama duties, but she lived with other cats in her colony just fine. Dogs, on the other hand, are uncharted territory at this point. As mentioned, she can adapt to different humans with a patient and slow approach as she adjusts on her terms, but she shouldn’t be rushed. Cats, even more so than dogs, need time to come around at their own pace. Patience is key with them.
As far as this sweet gal, Encelia is spayed, current on her vaccines, dewormed, microchipped, and has tested negative for FIV/FeLV. She is also house-trained and has no special needs. If you could give this beautiful lady the forever home she deserves or you know of someone who might, please fill out an adoption application on the SACatRescue website.
If you have any questions that need answering before proceeding, you can call (520) 200-1643 or email email@example.com for answers. All cats cared for by SACatRescue are fostered until a suitable adopter can be found. Please share Miss Encelia’s info with as many people as you can to up her chances of finding a forever home soon.
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