Domestic Short Hair (short coat) : : Male (neutered) : : Young
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Leap has been in his foster home for six months now, patiently waiting for his furever home. In that time, he's slowly been learning to trust his human. He's learned that being pet and scratches on the head are simply great. Sometimes he'll even crawl onto his human's tummy at night to lay close. Leap is not one for being picked up and held, however. It's possible he may never be comfortable with this but it's also possible that once in his furever home and feeling safe, he may learn not to feel threatened by such actions. Leap does well with other cats and loves to play with and cuddle next to his brothers or the resident cats. He also enjoys his toys.
Leap needs a family who won't be afraid to provide him with "forced love" and who will be patient with him while he learns to adjust and trust his new home. He would do best in a calm home without little children. He would also benefit from having a confident feline friend who isn't afraid to love on and snuggle with their human. Leap has now spent more than half his life in a foster home and would love to ring in the new year with his furever family! Is that you?
Leap and his litter mates were born under the deck of a very kind, caring couple's house. The kittens and their mama survived by finding shelter under the deck and receiving fresh water and food from the sweet owners until they were old enough to be weened and caught. Unfortunately Covid hit right about the time the kittens were old enough, delaying their capture until later than ideal. Once caught, they were surrendered to our rescue in hopes of finding safe, loving, furever homes. (Managing to escape capture for nearly a year now, this is mama cat’s 2 nd litter.)
Due to his age when captured and surrendered, Leap is still scared of people. He loves to play with toys and his siblings, but will sometimes stop playing to run and hide when his human walks in the room. He also loves watching out the window, sometimes meowing to the evening air. Wearing a calming collar and using calming diffusers has helped Leap with his nervousness a little, but he still has a way to go before being comfortable around people. Leap needs a furever family with a lot of patience and someone comfortable providing “forced love” as he continues to learn that humans are good. His furever home should be calm-- without a lot of people, noise, or little ones. Experience with shy/fearful cats is a plus. Leap would greatly benefit from being adopted with one of his siblings, where he can find comfort by snuggling with his brother or sister when scared. (When adopted together, the second adoption is half price, making the adoption fee for two kittens only $135!).
~~ Trivial tidbit: Leap was named after the day he was born-- Leap Day.
** Leap has been using the litter box with no issues. He's had a wellness exam, is current with vaccinations, and has been FIV/FeLV tested. He's also neutered and microchipped (lifetime enrollment).
More about Leap
Good with Cats, Likes to play with toys, Playful, Skittish