The glamorous Tia Tortie was not getting along with other cats in a cared for colony, so we took her in. Tia’s doing well inside, but still is very wild. I’ve been working with her since December, offering her treats. She likes to be petted and can be brushed. So far, she won’t let me pick her up.
Socializing an outdoor cat requires PATIENCE! Have a cat play pen (large cage) and start the little gal or guy off in there. Once settled down and having learned what a litter box is for, they can be released into a limited — easily controlled — area. If just let loose in the house, an outdoor cat very likely will in fear hide in some inaccessible location.
Have some treat that the cat will learn to accept from your hand. Then, it’s just a long slow process. We can pet her, but she still won’t let us pick her up.
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Metro Cat Rescue coordinates the volunteer care of many outdoor cats in a number of colonies. We’re working hard to bring some inside to socialize and to place in good homes. This takes lots of time, space and money.
Our day with the rescue cats starts at 6am and ends at 8pm. Volunteer feeding of community cats is at dawn.
Metro Cat Rescue needs your help so that we can continue to help cats living in the streets. It’s quick and convenient to DONATE. Just click on the Link above to our GoFundMe Page If everyone reading this gave SOMETHING, we’d be well on the way to providing for suffering cats who have to fend for themselves. THANK YOU!