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Kelly

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About

Breed

Unknown Cat Breed

Age

3 Years

Gender

Female

Size

Small (< 20 lbs.)

Can Live With

  • Cats
  • Children
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Livestock
  • Older Children (12+)

Spayed/Neutered

Yes

Current on Vaccines

No

Specialized Care

  • None

Location

Independence, OH

Biography

Kelly was born outdoors to one of the stray cats my brother would feed. He feel in love with her, took her to the vet to be checked out and spayed and kept her indoors. Kelly joined another cat that was from one of the local strays, as well. My brother loved both is kitties and they were his comfort as he battled late stage cancer. My brother died 8 months ago. While rehoming one cat was easy (the person had the cat's mother), rehoming Kelly has proved difficult. I tried for a couple of months to reach out to friends, friends of friends, family, etc., to take Kelly, with no takers. I brought her to my home in an attempt to continue finding a new home or have her acclimate to ours. We already have a dog and a hamster. While I know how difficult it has been for Kelly, losing her first cat dad, it's not been smooth sailing at hour home. We've had to block our basement (she hid in crawl space for more than a week, not coming out), block cabinets, close doors. She has sprayed our leather sofa several times (and it's getting increasingly difficult to get the stains/smell out). I've tried using Feliway for several months, hoping that would calm her. That doesn't seem to help. She is otherwise a good and sweet kitty (great with litter) and very clean (other than the sprayed sofa). She warmed up to my husband fairly quickly and goes to him often. Me, less often as the dog is usually with me. While Kelly is a shy kitty, she is friendly to her chosen cat parents. Sadly, she isn't a good fit for us.
While she tries to avoid the dog, occasionally she will walk up to our dog and smell her. She has lived with a cat before. I think a great setting for her would be a home with a barn, where she could roam on her own, with a place to come to for a bed and dinner.

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