Update: Dirk and Buster have been adopted.
This week’s Pet of the Week is a two-fer from Greenwood’s PAWS Cat City.
Dirk and Buster have had a tough time in their short lives. Buster was rescued from a feral colony when he was a kitten by folks who meant well, but didn’t know much about cats. He and his sister spent the next 5 months living in a bathroom, observing but cut off from his new family. He was understandably very skittish when he came to us and overwhelmed by all the people and activity he found himself amidst.
We don’t know how Dirk spent his first year, but he spent his first couple months with us withdrawn and terrified of people. He came to Cat City’s back room two weeks ago and made slow steady progress outside of a cage with persistent gentle contact. Buster landed here a week later and was terrified in the colony with the other kitties, so we decided to try him in the back with Dirk. It was practically love at first sight!
A mere week later, you would think they were littermates. Buster makes Dirk braver & plays with him and Dirk grooms his little brother & frequently seeks him out for nudges & rubs. They are both affectionate and playful and growing more confident by the day!
If you think you might be the one to give these boys the better life they deserve, come visit them at PAWS Cat City at 8503 Greenwood Ave N. They are neutered, microchipped, litter box trained, and up-to-date on vaccines. Their adoption fee is $135. Cat City is open Tues-Fri 2-6pm and Sat-Sun 11am-5pm.