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Arabelle

  • Cat
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Burlingham, NY
  • Senior
  • Female
  • Large
  • Black & White / Tuxedo
Burlingham, NY

About

Characteristics
Timid, Gentle, Quiet, Curious
Coat length
Short
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other cats, other animals. Rabbits.
Prefers a home without
Dogs, children.

Meet Arabelle

Arabelle, or Belle, arrived to us with a problem that is preventable, but very commonly seen in the rescue world: A broken heart. Belle was adopted as a kitten and then returned, not one or even two, but seven years later, following the birth of a baby. Change can be difficult and disconcerting for some cats, as it is for some humans and other animals, and while the fine details of this case are unknown to us, what is certain is that Belle’s heart was broken and she is having difficulty trusting humans again. Belle lost the only home she had ever known, and the only human family she had ever loved. In the blink of an eye, her whole world came tumbling down upon her. In a brief moment, Belle turned from beloved and confident animal companion lounging on a comfortable couch, into an ambivalent and homeless cat sharing space and human attention with other cats.

In the first few days, Belle refused to eat and she constantly hid, avoiding human contact. Any person who met her without knowing her history would’ve mistaken her for a “feral” cat, recently plucked from a grueling but exhilarating life in the street and forced to coexist among humans, rather than a cat who was someone’s companion animal for years.

Belle was struck by bad luck one more time, as she suddenly developed an infection in her eye that led to her loss of it. Being nursed back to health by her foster mom, Belle finally began to open up and to show the kind of cat companion she could be, rubbing against her and purring while being petted. While still timid, Belle continues to open up everyday, and our hope is that she will find a very special human - a patient and loving person who will help to make Belle's heart whole again.

Belle is approximately 8 years old, vaccinated, spayed, dewormed, and tested negative for FIV and FeLV. If interested in providing a forever home for Belle, get in touch! Email adopt@emptycagescollective.org
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Senior
  • Female
  • Large
  • Black & White / Tuxedo

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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Senior
  • Female