Why is Your Pet "Rescued (or Stray) and Unforgettable"?
Merlin's origin story is a doozey! He is a former trap-neuter-return (TNR) kitty who didn't do very well as a colony cat.
He first appeared at a family's home, underweight, with a matted tail, and eating from a compost heap. With the help of a local rescue and another family who believed Merlin might be their lost kitty, he was humanely trapped and vetted. However, the family realized that Merlin was not their missing fur baby. (Side note: They ended up reuniting with their fur baby many weeks later, when he ran up to them one evening while the family was in their backyard. He seemed relieved to return home!)
It was decided that Merlin might do well in foster care, given that he had shown a little trust to a couple of his new human friends soon after his capture. So we agreed to foster him.
After a few days of work to socialize the feral kitty, Merlin began purring and chirping for attention. Today, he is a bouncing bundle of energy. At nearly two years old, he is still full of kitten play and loves to interact with his mostly tolerant older feline siblings.
Merlin demands constant attention and play time, as if to make up for the time he lost living in the woods. He washes his paws in the water dish and loves scooping litter out onto the floor, much to his Mom's dismay.
Needless to say, Merlin is a "foster fail" and now lives comfortably with us. His successful transition from feral cat to house cat was made possible with the guidance and support offered by Lucky Lives Cat Rescue.
Merlin now has his forever home. He will never know loneliness or hunger ever again!
Name of Rescue Organization or Shelter (or indicate "stray")
Lucky Lives Cat Rescue