Age: Approx. 1 year
Rescue: Found sitting by her rescuer's front door, her pretty white coat almost unrecognizable under a layer (or two) of dirt.
Temperament: Affectionate, curious, and social.
Funny habit: Purring almost all the time! The smallest gesture (e.g. simply making eye contact) gets her started and going for a while.
Potential adopters sometimes need convincing about the rewards of adopting an adult cat. With many tiny kittens tugging at people's heartstrings, it can be easy to overlook the benefits adopting a proven pet – but cat owners will readily tell you, there's just more to love in a bigger model!
Purrl's story from rescue to adoption is a remarkably short one: her foster parents simply couldn't bear to part with her when they heard that a family was considering adopting Purrl.
Purrl's rescuer came home from work one night and saw her patiently sitting by the front door, watching neighbors come and go and looking for someone to take her in. Possibly ones of the dirtiest white cats ever seen, it's no surprise most people were not keen to reach out and give Purrl a head rub! Purrl's rescuer approached her tentatively, expecting this new cat to make a mad dash across the yard and into the bushes, but instead Purrl quickly came forward and flopped on her back for some tummy rubs. It was an easy decision to pick her up and bring her inside.
Once inside, Purrl started purring and basically hasn't stopped for long ever since. Her foster cat name may not have been highly imaginative, but it was certainly very fitting.
A model foster cat
Purrl adjusted to her new foster home as quickly as she had made the transition from street life to the great indoors. She was happiest when her foster parents pet her, brushed her, and otherwise lavished attention on her. In between all this attention and more purring of course, Purrl could be found in her favorite spot: the window seat overlooking the bird-filled tree outside.
Happily ever after
Purrl's foster parents were initially unsure of adopting a pet and considered fostering a great way to enjoy animal companionship while helping a needy rescue. They readily admitted they would miss Purrl terribly when she would eventually find a home. However, the prospect of a new family wanting to meet Purrl several weeks later had her foster mom in tears. Purrl was already a much-loved part of their family. She is now affectionately known as Xiao Wang.
For more information on SCAA cat adoption, including affectionate and loyal adult foster cats looking for a permanent home, please email Lee-Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org