KITTEN WIRE: 5 TIPS FOR BEING A CAT WHISPERER

KITTEN WIRE: 5 TIPS FOR BEING A CAT WHISPERER

OAKLAND — Calling all cat whisperers: Roughly one dozen members of the Forgotten Kitten Project are taking up residence in at Cat Town's main Adoption Center. This means you can be part of their success story, helping them build confidence and bond with humans when you come in to visit.

But it takes some technique and patience. Since these kittens didn't get enough positive human interactions in their formative early months (why we call them forgotten kittens!), they are now still learning to trust humans as they enter their teens. So, we put together some tips for you, our partners in cat socialization, to help these former shelter cats blossom into the purrrrrfect companions. 

Check out these tips for becoming a cat whisperer to our Forgotten Kittens.

Our House is Now a Home with Elsa

Our House is Now a Home with Elsa

When Elsa arrived at Cat Town, she wanted nothing to do with people and even less to do with other cats. She tucked herself into corners and did her best impression of a turtle, retracting her head any time a hand came near. My fellow volunteers and I worked to soften her, but had little success.

A few weeks into her stay, my boyfriend, Elliot and I stopped by. We both agreed that something about Elsa’s lack of interest made her all the more lovable. Elliot reached into the cubby where Elsa was hiding to let her sniff his hand, and for the first time, she did. We didn’t know it then, but our fates were sealed in that tiny moment.