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BK (Big Kitty)

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About

Age

8 Years

Gender

Male

Size

Medium (20-40 lbs.)

Can Live With

  • Birds
  • Chickens
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Large Livestock (cows
  • Livestock
  • Older Children (12+)
  • Rabbits

Spayed/Neutered

Yes

Current on Vaccines

No

Specialized Care

  • None

Location

Sultan, WA

Biography

BK is a neutered male, thought to be around 7-9 years old. We moved to our house in 2018, and he would be hanging around our deck. At the time, he acted very feral, and I couldn't get close to him. I found out that he did have owners a couple houses down, but he was likely mistreated and definitely neglected and kept outside. Over the first couple of years, I was able to get him to trust me and he started coming into the cat door and eat my cat's food. Knowing that he was left to "hunt for his food", we didn't chase him out. They eventually moved away and sold the house about 1.5 years ago, and left him behind. He maintained coming and going as he pleased as well as befriending the owners of his house. He has never once attempted to pee or number 2 on our floor, and we do not have a box.

He does not get along with my cats, at all. Mostly, it's them. Recently he showed up with an infection in his eye. Turned out to be an ulcer that ruptured and he had to undergo eye removal surgery. We are unable to keep him indoor only, due to our house setup and existing cats. So, the people who bought his house agreed to foster him. He is completely house broken and now knows the litter box. He never claws furniture, and loves snuggles and soft blankets. He loves getting brushed too. And mostly eats dry food.

He has some trauma, so although he has gotten so much better about it, he has a history of biting. Mostly at the beginning, when he was learning how to be domestic. He has gone without incident for more than a year, other than normal cat paw threats. He does not typically respond well to being picked up, though he will willingly jump into someone's lap. He doesn't seem to mind if you use his neck fur. I was able to get him to the vet with no fighting, get him back and have them remove the stitches with no sedative and no fuss. They said he was a model patient, and they actually loved him. He purred through it.

We really would love to find a home with someone who has experience in feral or traumatized kitties. He prefers females, and since we have never seen him around any, I wouldn't recommend children, because they make so many unexpected moves.

His previous owner had a vicious dog that shared a yard with him, and he seemed to cope okay. We are desperate to find the right place for this guy, because I feel he's never gotten a fair shot at life. I made the decision to pay the large bill to keep him alive and give him the best shot at it. He will be the best lap cat, if the right person comes along. He will lay on my lap until I kick him off. Lol

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