Color: DMH White & Tabby
Age: Born Approx. January 2018
Gender: Spayed Female
Rebecca was eking out an existence behind a business in north Lethbridge. She was one of many living in a colony. Several cats from the colony had been sterilized in 2016 but more had joined the colony since then. It only takes one unspayed female to explode the numbers of a colony. Rebecca didn't fit the 'look' of the rest of the cats in the colony, plus there were no other kittens her age so we couldn't determine if she was actually born there or not. Once she was trapped and spayed, we felt it was in her best interests to give her a safe, indoor life rather than be returned to the colony.
As noted above, Rebecca is shy. We don't really like the term feral. It's often used in a negative way to label any and all cats who happen to be homeless. It's true though, she may never have had a home or, if she did, it may have been brief. However, indoor life has suited her well. She gets along with her cat roommates - as long as they are gentle with her. She plays chase with Rebus but draws the line if he gets a little too exuberant. He'd like to wrestle with her but she's too lady-like for that! However, colony cats, also referred to as community cats, generally know how to make cat-relationships work. It's a quality that makes them good companions for other cats. As far as 'taming up' Rebecca, this is an ongoing a process - a long term labour of love. It takes time and patience, maybe even a few years, for shy cats to learn to fully trust people. Interacting through play is the key to gaining a shy cat's trust. Rebecca absolutely loves to play with string toys - anything that moves or flies around. When she wants to play or if she thinks it's time for a bite to eat, she will come looking for her foster mom and make direct eye contact. She's such a sweet little girl and very easy to satisfy.
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