Picture a young grey kitty, huddled in the very back of her kennel underneath all the blankets she can find so that she is barely visible, flinching when any person or toy comes near—that was Mott when she first arrived at the ASPCA in February. With time and love from a foster caregiver and our Behavior team, Mott has made a lot of progress towards coming out of her shell, and she’s begun to let us see her beautiful personality! One quality she hasn’t lost is her sensitive nature, so she still gets nervous around new people, in new environments and when she hears loud sounds. But under Mott’s shy exterior is a loving and playful kitty! Approach Mott slowly and offer her some of her favorite treats or toys—which her foster mom will be kind enough to send her home with—and Mott starts to blossom. Once she feels comfortable, Mott loves chasing wand toys, batting around ping pong balls, and attacking toy mice! Mott can be still a little hand shy, but don’t let that fool you, Mott absolutely loves to be petted. She’ll often plop down on her side, stretch out and make biscuits!
Mott is looking for an experienced cat adopter in a home with teens and up who understands that she will need confinement to settle in—and that that will likely take several weeks. Mott’s adopter should also understand that she will likely always be a little shy and love her for who she is! Being around other cats makes Mott feel braver, so she needs to go to a home with another confident, adult cat. If you think Mott might be a good match for you, we welcome you to fill out our Cat Adoption Survey!