FelicityFelicity - Tabby, 1 to 5 years, Short hair, female

Our little Felicity ( 1yr 8mos ) has had a rough start to her young life. As a rescue from a severe hoarding situation, Felicity did not have the opportunity to grow big and strong in a warm house, she did not have a belly full of nutritious food, and she certainly did not get the love and devotion she so desperately deserved. Felicity arrived at Furry Friends with her many brothers and sisters, stick-thin, terrified, and angry at the world around her for being cruel and devoid of care for her family. She would hiss and spit at anybody who came near her, and she would lash out even more if you tried to touch her siblings - Clearly, Felicity had grown up only knowing that human hands would cause hurt, never offer kindness or protection, and she was determined to not let anything harm her again. It took weeks for Felicity to begin to trust us. She lived in our office and would silently watch as shelter life went on around her, jumpy and nervous of any loud sounds or sudden movements. One day, Felicity let her guard down just a little bit and decided to eat while we were still in the room. We were stunned, this was a level of bravery that we had never seen from her. Soon after that, we would occasionally catch her exploring her cage before returning to the safety of her big bed. Eventually, she let us gently place our hands in front of her without scurrying off... and she started to purr. Once we got the opportunity to finally touch Felicity, it was like she had flipped a switch in her brain - She couldn’t get enough love! While still nervous and jumpy, Felicity would do everything she could to press herself into our arms and lay her head in our palms as she purred and drooled, she would throw herself upside down and encourage us to hold on to her tummy as it had began to fill out thanks to a proper diet. Felicity had finally come to the conclusion that she was safe at last, and she was LOVING it. These days when you approach Felicity, she may occasionally still give you a small hiss in greeting - It’s nothing personal and she never does anything besides hiss, and once you start to interact with her it’s all gravy. All Felicity wants to do every day is to purr and be held and given all of the affection she was never given as a baby, and she will need to go to a home with plenty of time to dote on her day in and out. Due to her discomfort with commotion and ruckus, we feel she would do best being adopted straight from the shelter instead of going to Petsmart or other retailers. Despite her shy behavior, Felicity has made leaps and bounds and continues to become more confident by the day!

Barrie Bingo

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