Tom has come into WARS as a stray.
He is a scared and nervous boy, clearly unsure around new people, so who knows what may have happened to him in the past. At the moment, when we first enter the pen, he will hiss at us as he is pretty fearful. However, he shows no aggression and with some gently approaches he will happily accept some fuss and tickles on the head. he clearly just needs time to get to know, build trust and understand that he is now safe.
We think, given time, he will start to show his true personality and when he does we will update his profile.
Tom is a shy and scared chap, so is not showing his true self just yet, which makes it harder to decide the best home for him.
We think a nice calm, quiet, adult-only home with no other pets would be best for him.
He will want a home experienced with a cat, who are willing to give him some time and space to settle in and understand that he is now safe and loved.
It is important to give your cat time and space to settle in to their new home. Do not flood your new cat with too many experiences too soon. It is very tempting to show off your new addition to family and friends, but try to resist as much as you can. It is better to take things quietly and slowly – let them learn and get used to their new home environment first, building up trust levels and confidence. Make sure you provide safe places for them to hide, along with litter trays and scratch posts. Most importantly, your new addition will need to know where their litter tray, food and water are.
Have toys available to play with so once settled they can exhibit natural behaviours. Play time, along with grooming can help develop the bond between you and your new addition. Ensure you keep your cats indoors for a number of weeks before letting them out, allowing them time to settle and understand this is their new home.
We do advise that you do keep your cats up to date with flea and worm treatments, along with their yearly booster. Don’t forget to update the chip if you move.