Skip to comments.Shelter Tries to Find Home for Cat Who Has Been Waiting for Over 400 Days..
Posted on 09/05/2018 7:02:06 AM PDT by vannrox
This charming little boy had been waiting for his forever home for over 400 days. A week before Valentine's Day, the shelter decided to help him find love.
Meet Champas the cat!
This gorgeous five-year old cat came to Animal Welfare League (NSW, Australia) over a year ago in December 2015. He was very shy, hiding in the shadows and didn't want to interact with anyone. Many animals got adopted, but people kept passing him by.
The shelter decided to assign him a role to help socialize him, so he became the feline receptionist working alongside a staff member at the front desk.
From that day on, Champas slowly came out of his shell. When he realized that humans aren't so bad, he blossomed.
The adorable little guy grew to love people and would purr loudly for their attention.
Champas had already spent one Valentine's Day in the shelter. They wanted to find him the perfect home so he could be with someone he loves this Valentine's day. They came up with a unique campaign for the special little guy.
"I'm a single, white male looking for love...
"I like romantic naps on your paperwork, long sniffs of your petty cash, and curling up on your stuff."
"Office cat with impeccable credentials! - CHAMPAS"
The kitty became quite a celebrity at Animal Welfare League.
Four days before Valentine's Day, a man named Nathan, came for the little guy.
As soon as they met, everyone knew it was the perfect match.
"To everyone who is wondering what happened to Champas the long term resident of Kemps Creek - he came home with me today, and after biting my hand, went straight to sleep." - Nathan said via Animal Welfare League.
Little Champas has already taken over his human's bed and is loving his new life.
He's enjoying this Valentine's Day with the people he loves.
Thanks for sharing. Love happy cat stories!
Beautiful cat. I wish I could take him in. But my cat won’t let me get another.
He looks like a cat I had and gave to my daughter only his eyes are a beautiful light blue. He is so loving.
“Sorry, I have six.”
So do we. We’d probably take more, except we’re getting older and worry about what might happen to them when we can no longer care for them.
It’s not uncommon to see animals of different species becoming attached to babies of a different species. There must be something pretty deep inside mammals in general that triggers an emotional response when we see something else in need of care/love, even if it is a different species.
I’m actually trying to place some of mine in new homes. Four of them are the offspring of a feral momma cat at work (have her as well and she is the sappiest love muffin of them all now) and the 6th was a stray gift at my back door.
“Im actually trying to place some of mine in new homes.”
Three of ours were babies of a feral momma in our yard. They appeared in 2011. We tried to place them in new homes, then we had a problem. We said we wouldn’t give them to anyone unless they treated them at least as well as we did. Some of the people who called ... OY!! So we still have them, and brought in Mom, too. All are love muffins.
Mom still has feral mindset, so although she loves to be petted, it can be only with one hand, with your other hand out of sight. No picking her up. (She may come around.) When we moved we had to catch her with a butterfly net type thingie made for feral cats. It worked, but moving day was stressful.
I can’t imagine why he’s not been adopted out yet.
But he looks like an albino. Is that correct?
Interesting about your feral momma. Mine has the same aversion to two-handed handling, so maybe that’s a rational defense mechanism common to feral cats. I do catch her off guard at petting time and forceably pick her up, to train her, and she is getting better. It’s funny that when she is outside she is much easier to handle, including picking up.
Sigh, the story is about a cat in Australia from nearly two years ago that was adopted, as noted in the story.
Take time to look at the information before you post it.
Cat biting can be a sign of affection. A cat’s skin is quite thick (says someone who once had to hydrate a cat through the skin every day).
So sweet! I’m always happy when kittehs find forever homes. <3
So Champas immediately bites the hand that adopted him? Sounds like a Democrat cat............
I think you're right.......I don't know how to explain my cat but she is definitely not one who likes to be picked up. When I attempt to rub her belly her claws come out and she wraps her paws around my hand and arm but when I say "Ouch", she lets up and allows me to remove myself before I'm lacerated........LOL!
To be truthful, I've respected her wish not to be picked up and so don't really try........
I’ve found the best way to gain a cat’s trust and make them comfortable around you is to engage them in play. Drag a shoelace around them and let them focus on it, not you.
I didn’t think this feral momma would come around, and planned on making her an outdoor feral resident on my property. but now she’s the quintessential house cat, joining me in bed as soon as I sit down and at the table.
She does love the laser dot..........
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