Cinder

Meet Cinder.  She is 6 years old and has been part of the foster program for a significant amount of time.  She came to RCHS as a kitty who would bite and lash out unpredictably.  We speculate she was mistreated by children in her first home, making her nervous and aggressive.

She has greatly improved from initial intake, but she needed to make more progress to be adoptable.  She is at my house in hopes that she will become more trusting and calm.  She is a gorgeous long haired, fluffy kitty who meows at me demanding attention the second I come in the foster room.  She seems to really crave attention, but she perhaps becomes overstimulated after too much petting.  I’m still learning her signs and sounds for what types of affection she is comfortable with.  She has only swiped, not even attempted to bite since she arrived.  She lets me pet her for longer periods of time each time I visit the foster room.  I’m really enjoying my time with her!

Does her floofiness and face remind anyone else of Mirabelle?

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  1. if she is food motivated then clicker training might help her a lot. It helped me with Minerva who lashed out at three different homes because she really couldn’t communicate effectively. Clicker training helped her understand that communication can happen with time and it seemed to calm her a lot. It also helped her find a home, because who doesn’t love a cat who does sit and “up” on command.

    • That’s a great suggestion. I actually have a clicker that I keep meaning to use with Annie (she’ll do ANYTHING for a treat), but haven’t gotten around to using yet. Ebony is super food motivated, so I wonder how successful it will be to work with him in room too….I guess I’ll just have to see how it goes! I haven’t seen how she feels about treats yet. I’ll offer her some tonight with a click every time she gets one 🙂

  2. She’s a pretty girl! We hope she calms downs!

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