- Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
- Adoption Fee: 150
- Species: Cat
- Rescue ID: C200104
- General Color: Black and White
- Current Size: 6 Pounds
- Current Age: 1 Year (best estimate)
- Fence Required: No
- Declawed: No
- Housetrained: Yes
- Exercise Needs: Low
- Grooming Needs: Low
- Shedding Amount: Moderate
- Owner Experience Needed: Species
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
Adoption Fee: $150
Hey there, my name is Hellie. I am a cute little lady who was found as a stray in Central Minnesota. My finders tried to find my owners but they never came to find me, so I ended up in rescue instead!
My fosters believe that, in my past life, I lived primarily outside, where I was found. While I am loving having a constant food source and a warm place to snuggle everyday, I'm not used to being in contact with people who want to be my friend. I really like the attention sometimes and nudge my foster family's hands so they pet me as well as purr and lick them with lots of love, but sometimes I will get overstimulated and swat or nip at them to let them know I have had enough. I am a really sweet girl, though. I just need someone to be patient and let me come around to trust them on my own terms!
In my adoptive home, I need an understanding adopter who has experience with cats like me. As sweet as I can be with my people, I wouldn't make a good first cat for most, because you really need to understand cat body language to know how to best communicate with me. I promise I'm not scary! I just need you to realize I've have a tough go of it and I'm trying my best to come around to this new life.
A few things about me: I really do not like being constrained to small spaces like kennels or enclosed bathrooms, but since I moved to a bedroom with a view, I am liking life a lot more! I also, at this point, don't like other animals or children because they smell strange, move quickly, and don't understand sometimes I just need my own space. My foster family is going to try to introduce me to their other animals again soon, so maybe I'll come around. I love to play with my wand and I'm VERY food motivated, so if you want to be my friend, that's the best way! I'd do pretty much anything for treats!
If you would like to find out more about me or are interested in adopting me, please fill out an adoption application at www.ruffstartrescue.org.
An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal.
Please check out our website, www.ruffstartrescue.org for more details and additional pictures on any of our animals!
All Ruff Start dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, up to date on age appropriate vaccines, microchipped, dewormed, and on monthly flea/tick and heartworm prevention (dogs) as well as heartworm tested (dogs).
Ruff Start Rescue is a foster based rescue. Animals are located in homes throughout Minnesota. We do not have a facility where animals are kept.
Ruff Start Rescue Adoption Policies: http://www.ruffstartrescue.org/info/display?PageID=11744