Lost? Abandoned? Trapped and dumped? Trapped on a high school campus surrounded by acres of woods this fellow was literally on his last leg. With no houses or businesses nearby, there was no way for a cat to find food. Although tame, he exhibited typical lost or “displaced cat” behavior – he ran from humans and kept himself tucked away and hidden. So, the humans who spotted him assumed he was feral. We believe he was dumped with another cat, perhaps a littermate or house-mate, because they were seen seeking cover together under a storage container in the parking lot.
When starvation set in, his muscles wasted away and he began walking around on his hocks. Earlier this week, he was out looking for food and found it in a humane trap set for another starving cat who had been spotted on campus. Upon being trapped, he made his tameness obvious by crying loudly. And when he was released from the trap he purred and begged to be held. He was a happy boy! And then he ate and ate and ate! He has slowed down on his eating now and has gained 5 pounds!
Atticus (Attie) is special needs because he continues to have mobility issues. He walks on his hocks and is unable to jump or move quickly. He will need to be strictly indoor only. We think he’d do well with a companion.
**UPDATE** After three months of nutritious food, Atticus can now walk on his hind feet. He uses them more and more every day and can even dash and play a little!
Atticus has already revealed a lot of his personality. He craves attention, and loves being held and snuggled. A love bug, he wants nothing more than a warm lap and companionship. Attie is neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and microchipped. He tested negative for feline leukemia and FIV. If you live in the Snohomish County or north King County area and are interested in adopting or fostering-to-adopt, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a pre-adoption questionnaire or for more information.