ScubaWe were approached in PetSmart by a woman with a cat in a carrier. We don't usually accept animals in PetSmart because we can't accept an animal without knowing which foster home they are going to. Our volunteers tried explaining this to the woman, but she didn't care. She made comments saying she would either bring him to animal control or just dump him outside. He is approximately 6 years old and a four paw declaw. Our volunteers told her what his chances would be in our already overflowing animal control and asked for a little time to try to work him into our program. She never showed any emotion and seemed like she would just dump him in the parking lot. Fearing for his safety our cat foster chair took him from her. The plan was to get his vet records and put him into the adoption center at PetSmart within the week. As usual, the plan had to be changed after observing him.

After getting him to his foster home it was clear this poor little guy has suffered some abuse. He growled and hissed for two days straight. He showed aggression towards his foster mom's legs, it seems he had been kicked. Towards the end of the second day of fostering he jumped across the room towards his foster mom while hissing and growling. She just knew he was about to attack, instead he gave her a head bonk and rubbed against her. As soon as she petted him the hisses and growls were replaced with purrs. He really is a sweet boy, he just wasn't sure how to ask for attention. We have no way of knowing what this big boy has been through, but he has quickly won our hearts. His foster mom is currently working with him to get him ready for adoption and we hope he can go to the adoption center soon. We are giving him as much time and attention as he needs and can't wait for him to find the loving home he deserves.