Besides being very young, Stormy has the typical high energy level of Japanese Bobtails and loves to play. However, he can be mouthy and nippy during play sessions. His former owners must have encouraged him to play with human hands as a kitten. Going forward, playtime should always be done with interactive toys. He has never attempted to bite in anger since he arrived, but we don't recommend Stormy for a home with young children.
Stormy's former owners had him front declawed. Declawed cats are somewhat insecure in new and stressful situations and in Stormy this manifests as hissing and growling until he feels more confident. It's simply how he expresses his fear and uncertainty. In truth, he is actually a very sweet-natured cat and will crawl into your lap for short snuggle sessions before wanting to play again.
As a result of being raised as an only cat, Stormy's etiquette for interacting with other cats is lacking. Once he's comfortable with new surroundings he skips all the normal introduction protocols with strange cats and wants to dive right into the romping and wrestling. This is very disconcerting for the other cats. So, unless you have a playful feline with a similar personality, we can't recommend Stormy for a multi-cat household. We were, however, told that he frequently played with a toy poodle belonging to the couple's daughter. Therefore, if you have a playful and cat-friendly dog, it might be a perfect match!
Stormy is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, wormed and treated for fleas. He is FeLV and FIV negative and is microchipped. His adoption fee is $75.
It's hard to believe, but this stunning Japanese Bobtail was just hours away from the executioner when TCR came to the rescue. Born on April 2, 2012 Stormy was raised from a kitten by an elderly couple and given the best of care. Sadly, the wife was placed in a nursing home due to Alzheimer's. A couple of months later the husband just couldn't cope and brought Stormy to the vet to be euthanized. With just six hours of reprieve remaining TCR was contacted and saved him.
Dedicated to finding exceptional homes for exceptional cats
Specializing in Manx, but we'll accept Japanese or American Bobtails and Pixie-bobs
In 1995 my neighbor's Manx cat had kittens. There was a tiny runt in the litter that wasn't expected to survive. I was there when the kittens were born, and I volunteered to provide a home for the runt if she made it. That was Misty, and the beginning of my love for the Manx breed. After several years of rescuing Manx and other tailless cats through all breed rescues, in 2006 I decided to start my own rescue and TCR was born.
TCR is run entirely out of foster homes. So the number of cats we can take at a time is limited to the space we have. We also have to respect NC law which limits the number of animals that can be fostered at a time. And we will only have as many cats as we can afford to care for at one time.
TCR is all about the cats. The rescue is based on the highest standards of honesty, ethics, and care for the cats in our program. Our motto is "Dedicated to finding exceptional homes for exceptional cats". And Manx and other tailless breeds really have exceptional personalities and deserve the best homes possible.
Most of the cats come from animal shelters or pounds where they have run out of time and are going to be euthanized. We generally don't take owner surrendered cats. We believe that once you make a commitment to a cat, it should be for a lifetime. We will assist owners in how to find homes for their cats if they can no longer keep them, and will provide access to expert advice on solving behavioral or health problems so that it is more likely they can stay in their homes.
Adoption fees are approximately equal to the basic vet costs required to get that cat ready for adoption, and will be listed on the individual page for each pet. We do have an adoption contract, and a vet reference and home check are required. The contract can be viewed on our website at www.taillesscatrescue.com
Tailless Cat Rescue
Liberty, NC 27298
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