The volunteers in SFACC’s orange cat program are charged with gently acclimating the under-socialized, owner-surrendered cats who come into the shelter rather shell-shocked.
Frank was one of those cats.
“Frank was given up at the shelter by his owner on June 28th” says orange cat volunteer Phyllis. “The reason stated was that there were too many cats in the house and one of the female cats was pregnant. Frank was a healthy 8 year old, and not neutered.”
Orange cats volunteers start from the first day a frightened family cat arrives, slowly trying to bring out the friendly, social cat within. The goal is for these scared, homeless cats to become adoptable.
Frank was having none of it. “He was not happy at the shelter,” recounts Phyllis, who worked with him often. “He was hissy, not friendly with people, so he did not pass behavior. Which meant he couldn’t go up for adoption.”
At that point, it wasn’t looking good for old Frank. But then a summer of love miracle happened. Phyllis decided to rescue Frank. Working with TKR’s senior rescue program, Phyllis was able to adopt Frank. She took him home on August 10th.
And how is old hissy Frank now?
Phyllis couldn’t be happier. “I’m very fortunate to be able to bring Frank into my home. He’s a wonderful cat.”
The power of love is alive and well in the home of Phyllis and Frank.