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Clarence Domestic Short Hair Mix Clayville, RI

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • White

About

Characteristics
Loving, Shy,
Coat length
Short
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without
Other cats, dogs.
Adoption fee
$0.00

Meet Clarence

Poor Clarence… his second chance at a home didn’t work out, and he’s back at the shelter hoping for a third chance. He lost his first home when he came to the shelter in November, after his elder companion passed away, and was incredibly shy and withdrawn, but steady work and compassion from his volunteers drew him out of his shell, and he learned that he really enjoyed being held and petted and loved. So a kind-hearted adopter came forward to finish Clarence’s social work in her home, where she already had another male cat. And she went through the same process we went through at the shelter — giving Clarence plenty of space, but also plenty of love, as he adjusted to his new environment.

Clarence bonded well with his human friend and would sleep with her, and became very forward with her, nibbling her fingers and petting himself with her hands when he wanted petting. Unfortunately, he just never got along with the other male cat. They fought constantly, and instead of showing signs that they were learning to accept each other’s presence, the two cats only got worse. And Clarence’s adopter, with a broken heart, felt that he would have a better life elsewhere, so she brought him back to us.

She did a great job advancing the work we started, as he is very social, friendly and affectionate with his volunteer friends. He still hesitates when a stranger comes in the room, retreating to behind the cages and peeking out to see if it’s friend or foe, but as soon as the stranger has left, he’s right back out, seeking companionship from his cat volunteers. And don’t most of us have a cat like that, one that is super affectionate with HIS humans, but disappears when company comes? That’s Clarence.

So now our friend Clarence needs another home. Though we know it should not be a home with another adult cat, it’s likely Clarence will one day accept a younger cat or kitten as a companion — he does not have any issues with any shelter cats he’s met and does not fight with them. There were also dogs in his home, and while his adopter said he did not seem frightened of them, she acknowledged that he also never became comfortable with them. He would probably be fine with older children who would understand his needs better than younger, smaller children.

Clarence is really an ideal cat for an elder or retiree, someone with a quieter home who would just like to have a companion around. He really is a nice cat that loves to be loved and petted and to sit on a lap — he just needs someone to give him another chance.

Clarence is box-trained, neutered, current on vaccinations, and tested negative for FIV and feline leukemia. For more information or an application, email ClayvilleCritters@cox.net, call the shelter at (401) 647-7200, or visit the shelter during regular hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 7 to 11 a.m., Sat 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

You can find a downloadable application by scrolling down the Town of Scituate’s Animal Control page: http://www.scituateri.org/departments/animal_control/

Please email all PDF applications to ClayvilleCritters@cox.net for faster processing.
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  • Location Address

    106 George Washington Highway
    Clayville, RI 02815

  • day hours
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 7 to 11 am
    Wednesday 7 to 11 am
    Thursday 7 to 11 am
    Friday 7 to 11 am
    Saturday 10 am to 3 pm
    Sunday Closed
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • White

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