This week’s Adoptable Pet from Second Chance Animal Aid, Shanghaiist’s adopted animal charity. From the SCAA:
Age: 1. 5 years
Personality: Cuddles and plays with other social cats and enjoys being around people, although needs a short period of adjustment to a new environment.
Favorite hangouts: The bed (and in between foster mom’s knees if possible); the sofa next to foster dad; and anywhere a kitten friend is chilling out.
Silly habits: picking out the pillow-shaped bits in her big bowl of dry cat food.
Health: Vaccinated and speyed. Possibly affected by mild asthma as she can get short of breath when playing. Also has allergies triggered by fresh flowers.
Ideal home: A place with a stay-at-home / work-at-home parent and even with older children experienced with pet ownership. Another social cat would be perfect. Other cats bring Peanut out of her shell (ha ha).
Peanut’s SCAA story
Peanut has been an SCAA foster cat for over 16 months. She was found abandoned at an SCAA-supported project as a tiny kitten. Her foster mom bottle-fed her and gave her lots of love and attention. At around 8 weeks old, the then tiny Peanut was adopted out to a young couple with an active household environment. Peanut wasn’t a great match for this noisier and busier home and so she was returned to SCAA foster care. For months, Peanut would come to Adoption Day and get passed over for younger and smaller kittens. Soon, she became slightly withdrawn and was given a short break to re-gain her confidence.
The extra time with devoted foster parents has paid off and Peanut is now a loving and social girl. She purrs so loudly and get so excited when she sees the people she trusts, that she snorts! With a bit of time and patience, new owners would surely become as attached to Peanut as her foster parents are.
Peanut sometimes wheezes after running around the house with the other cats and sneezes around fresh flowers. She likely has mild asthma and allergies. SCAA is hopeful this is a manageable condition and encourages any interested adopters to contact us for more details. To learn more about Peanut, please contact SCAA Foster Care Director, Lee-Anne Armstrong at [email protected]
Second Chance Animal Aid (SCAA) is a private, non-profit organization and a community passionate about animals. SCAA promotes pet adoption with twice monthly adoption days and a foster care program (but it is not a shelter). You can help! Adopt a pet, become a foster parent or participate in SCAA’s many great events. Go to www.scaashanghai.org to learn more. Shanghaiist is an official media partner of SCAA.