Friday, February 25, 2022

A Terrified Cat Learns to Trust Her Foster Mom

Stacia is a baker. When the pandemic lockdown began, she decided to become a cat foster mother in order to have a companion at home. What she got was quite different. Gia was a feral cat living in a trash dump. She was placed with Stacia for fostering, which was supposed to be temporary. But Gia was traumatized and extremely scared of people. She hid under the couch for months. Stacia consulted a cat behavior expert, and started on a socializing program that lasted for four months before Gia would sit in her lap. It took an entire year of patience, determination, and a gentle hand to reassure the cat, but it was all worth it in the end. You might not be surprised that Gia, now named Puff, has become a permanent companion for Stacia.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Poor little traumatized cat. What a wonderful story of love and redemption! Made my day!

Rocky D said...

The ability to build trust in a traumatized animal is a slow and often sad process. Stacia must be a very special kind of person. And lucky Puff...this is a sweet story.