Maine Coon / Domestic Long Hair / Mixed (medium coat) : : Male (neutered) : : Young
Update 4/29/21. I introduced my dogs to Sammy and he is ok with them. Update 3/12/21. Sammy continues to make progress in foster care. He greets us with a meow and runs to the door when a member of the foster family enters the foster room. He loves to play with people and his favorite game is to run thru the tunnel chasing a mouse attached to rope. Although not common, when he wants to be petted he will head but his foster family or rub up against a person. He likes to hang out on the couch with us and a few times has leaned up against us but has yet to sit on our lap. Sammy is still learning to trust and at this time prefers limited contact. If he wants his space it is generally easy to predict by watching his body language (ears back/tail twitching). When over stimulated, frustrated or when he resorts to his survival mode ( he lived on the streets before he was rescued); he resorts to a gentle bite and/or latches on with his claws. Generally he will retreat (and sometimes refrain) when his foster family says "no"!
2/7/21. Sammy is doing better each day in his foster home. Due to his unpredictable biting we are requiring that he goes to a home with no other pets ( cats or dogs) and no children. An experienced cat parent is best for him. With time and patience we are hoping that this behavior becomes less frequent. A calm environment would be best for him.
Pulled into rescue on 01/23/21. Foster is able to pet Sammy and he appears to enjoy it but at this time he prefers limited physical contact. When he has reached his limit he turns to biting hands, arms and latching on with his claws. He has made some progress and he will refrain from and/or stop this behavior when foster says "no". Although the biting and latching on with his claws is uncomfortable to the foster it is a "gentle" connection and not at all equilivant to a feral cat's behavior. The shelter reports that he was found on the streets and taken in by a couple with other cats. They kept him for 2 months but made the decision to surrender him due to his food aggression behavior. The previous owners report that this behavior was only observed when he was offered food at the same time/ location with the other cats in the household. Foster is able to touch his food when he is eating without incident.
More about Sammy- pending adoption
Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Is Not Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Cratetrained, Likes to play with toys
Special Needs: Cat is "mouthy". Likes to chew on hands.
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