Our featured cat for The River's Purrfect Friday: Sayla V.
Here's what Dr. Jen had to say about Sayla V.:
We have an open door return policy, which means that if weeks or months or years down the road you can no longer keep your adopted Crash Cat, you can bring him or her back to us. We do this to insure that our cats get returned to us versus ending up at another organization that may euthanize due to space limitations or behavioral issues. So when we were contacted by this gorgeous girl's owner 6-1/2 years after her adoption, we were more than happy to welcome our girl back with open arms.
So it was that on October 9th, 2012, Sayla V. rejoined the ranks of the Crash Cats. Her family had to move and were not able to take all of their three cats with them, and since this girl was more of a loner than the other two, preferring the company of the other cats versus her human owners, they decided she would be the one to return; sadly, such is life.
A tiny, demure little wisp of a kitty, Sayla was quite shy and somewhat withdrawn upon arrival; it is very difficult for a cat who had only spent a few months with us many years ago to go from a three-cat household to a 110-cat kitty dormitory. Not that our place isn't fabulous, as it is, but for the timid ones, the adjustment period can be quite stressful. No worries though, as we have a very dedicated group of volunteers who dote on this darling girl, making her feel comfortable and allowing her to slowly come out of her shell at her own pace.
Being a senior sweetie (born in August of 2004) isn't a drawback to adoption either as many people prefer a more mature, well-mannered and mellow companion. We will do our best to fins Sayla a home of her own again, one where she can spend her twilight years in quiet and peaceful bliss, with the assurance that she has finally landed in her final home. In the meantime we will spoil her and make sure she feels the love:)
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