Look at this pretty girl!
Poppy is an 8-year-old long-haired calico who came to us from Salinas Animal Services.
The last year has not been easy for her.
First, Poppy’s guardian died. She had to fend for herself for nine months with no human interaction except for good Samaritan neighbors who put out bits of food daily. The neighbors finally surrendered Poppy to the Salinas shelter in mid-April.
Poppy was very frightened at the shelter. Staff and volunteers coaxed her to eat (she seems to be a social eater). She allowed her ears and neck to be scratched, but that was it.
When Poppy arrived at her foster home, it was as if she had been holding her breath while at the shelter and came back to life. She comes for head rubs and stretches her whole body out and purrs like crazy. She will rub on her person and walk over them, requesting more petting. She lets you know when she’s had enough attention/contact. Poppy doesn’t like to be picked up. She can be quite frisky and plays interactively with her person and her toys.
This girl might do best in a home without other cats.
Poppy has been let down by humans. Let’s help her feel the love and flourish in the safety of a new forever home. With time and patience, someone will earn Poppy’s trust and she will bloom. Remember, she was abandoned for NINE MONTHS!
Additional details about Poppy:
- Poppy will climb on top of you to “share” your tuna salad!
- She really wants to be near her person and be loved.
- She likes very gentle combing and is her own cat and tells you when she’s had enough!
- She is a lovely companion with an independent streak.
- She may not be what you’d call cuddly, but if you’d like a lifelong friend, Poppy can fill that role.
If you would like to meet Poppy, give us a call at 831-200-9700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All Golden Oldies cats are spayed or neutered, current on vaccinations, microchipped, up-to-date with flea control, have had a senior blood panel and are FELV/FIV negative.