Sincere, Spirited, Inspiring
With her tinted sable coat and astonishing golden-yellow eyes, Anne is the princess of cats! She is learning to trust people and loves other cats; being around friendly cats helps her feel brave and to come out of her shell. Anne is looking for a quiet home with cat-savvy, patient people who will work with this beautiful lady. And our Princess Anne has quite the story to tell...you might need to get your hankie out for this...
Anne's kittenhood did not start out like a sweet fairy tale. She was an orphan, left alone to defend, protect, and feed herself, and to hide from other animals eager to make her their midnight meal.
Clever Anne decided her safest place was on a ranch with dogs, horses, donkeys, goats, and chickens. She avoided the dogs, but those same dogs were her protection against other predators. Anne grew into a fierce young cat with a fear and distrust of humans; they had never protected or loved her when she needed it, so why should she trust them?
Eventually Anne gave birth to four kittens in the hay barn, and oh boy, did she looooove those kittens! One day, a human skilled in rescuing and fostering mama cats and kittens arrived, which terrified poor Anne. She hid under the hay until the human gave up trying to catch her, though they left with Anne's beloved babies.
Anne searched and cried and cried and searched for her kittens for three days until the kitten-napping human set out a cage with food; she was starving, so she stepped into the cage to eat. And then BAM she was trapped. She fought to get out, but eventually she gave up hope. Little did she know, things were about to get sooooo much better for her!
Anne was taken inside the human's home, and suddenly, from the cage next to her, familiar cries greeted her! Her kittens! Anne cried back to them and we are pretty sure the kitten-napping human cried a little, too.
Witnessing the pure, beautiful joy that filled Anne when she was reunited with her babies was indescribably wonderful.
Anne continued to nurture her healthy kittens in a safe and loving foster home. She has since seen her kittens get adopted together in pairs, finding forever families that vowed to love them like Anne had once dreamed of being loved.
Meanwhile, Anne is in her foster home getting regular meals and safety from the elements and predators. She still does not know how to truly trust a human, but she has seen kindness and step-by-step is learning that the life of an indoor cat, the life of being loved, is a beautiful thing.
She may not be an instant lap cat, she may not be good with younger kids, but she loves cats and has learned how to play with toys, scratching posts, jump around with toys, and roll around on her back. She started out hiding in the back of a closet and coming out only at night when no one was around, and now she will eagerly lick Churu treats off her foster mom's finger (as long as she does not try to touch her). Bit by bit she has grown and proven that she can thrive with a loving family. Seeing the affectionate interaction between her foster mom and the resident cats has also helped amazingly with Anne's confidence around people.
An in-person meet and greet is requested so that you can get a better feel and understanding of Anne's personality. She will not be suitable for just any family, and it will take patience to continue to help her thrive in a loving home.
You can view a fun video of her on Instagram playing with her chickie toy! https://www.instagram.com/christianonfire7
And see more about her on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FostersofPeace/
If you have patience and love and are willing and able to give this beautiful panther Princess a loving home, you will see firsthand how it can transform Anne's life.
All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team.
For further information or to meet Anne, please email [email protected]