Pixie was dumped once for a younger cat; now she has trust issues

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Pixie
Pixie

Pixie is a 7-year-old female who has had her share of heartbreak.

She was adopted in 2009 and life was good. Then her family got a younger cat. That kitty tormented Pixie and put her on edge, so the family returned Pixie to the shelter in April of 2014.

Pixie does her best and puts on a good face, but she is depressed and frightened by the other cats at the shelter. She is always on alert (being ambushed daily will do that to you), but when she is out on her own, she comes looking for affection and loves to be petted and brushed. She does need to be in control and prefers to make the first move, so letting her come to you makes her the most comfortable. She gets very nervous about people approaching her suddenly or touching her without her “permission.”

Pixie just wants someone who understands her fears.
Pixie just wants someone who understands her fears.

She is also leery of feet coming toward her too quickly. She sees fast feet as a threat and will lash out at your shoes to defend herself from whatever harm she believes is coming.

Pixie desperately needs (and deserves) someone who understands her fears and is willing to go slow, give her space and help her learn to trust again. She wants love so very, very much. Pixie has a silly, playful side and enjoys the laser light and wand toys. Catnip and treats are also favorites of hers. She is independent for sure and doesn’t like to do things she doesn’t want to do. Who does?

She can be something of a drama queen and complains loudly when made to do things like get back in her cage or have her nails clipped, but she’s back to normal as soon as it’s over. While she’s definitely not a fan of other cats, she seems to be fine around mellow, respectful dogs.

The adoption fee for adult cats is $85 and includes the following: spay or neuter and procedure; 1 year Rabies vaccination; distemper vaccination, microchip& and combo test of FIV (feline AIDS) and FeLV (feline leukemia). Other medical care provided might include treatments for fleas, ear mites, dental work or infections or other medical conditions. Additional kitten vaccinations will be the responsibility of the adopter.

To adopt Pixie, contact the shelter today at 603-628-3544.

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