Thought you may like to meet one of our other new arrivals this week, Henry. Henry was involved in an RTA a week ago and taken to a local vets where he was treated for his injuries. Mainly head trauma which are now well on the way to healing. After a local search to locate a possible owner turning up empty handed and little Henry being very scared we were asked if we would take him in and help him to find a new home, to which we agreed.
At the vets he hadn't been using his litter box and was very scared of everything and everyone. Wouldn't eat unless the surgery was empty at night and generally very low and withdrawn. So much so they almost considered him feral and released him into the local woods.
Since arriving with us Henry is doing well and has been very good at using his litter box and started to eat in front of us last night too which was great. We are very slowly encouraging him to move a little more using food as an incentive whilst we are in the room and so far he utterly adores chin rubs and ear tickles.
From experience I think this little fella has grown up as someone's pet and somehow been left to fend for himself for quite a while and lost his trust in humans. He is certainly far from Feral, in my opinion anyways. We hope with a few weeks of TLC and gentle persusion and time he will come round and we will be able to boost his self confidence and trust in humans with aview to placing him in a new loving home. Albeit probably somewhere very quiet as a companion cat.
Here is apiccie of little Henry, not the best but I don't want to scare him with a camera flash so used my mobile phone instead which isn't as bright.