Bobbie the kitten became quite the elusive figure for rescuers of the Exploits Valley SPCA in Newfoundland, Canada. When a plea was put out to rescue a stray cat and her kittens, the rescue team was able to save the mother and two of her kittens, but the third escaped before they could catch him.
For 20 days, the kitten evaded rescuers and refused to be caught. Meanwhile, his siblings were settling in to their foster home, getting used to people and learning to trust. The elusive kitten, however, remained wild, having been raised in the wild with no human interaction.
After a lot of patience and perseverance, the rescuers were finally able to get the last kitten off the street. The long-haired orange tabby was extremely timid and wary of people at first, but that would soon change with the love and care of his foster mom.
Placed in a quiet room with soft blankets and plenty of food, Bobbie the kitten was given the time and space he needed to decompress. He was so shy that he didn’t move from one spot and didn’t dare explore the space. But when his foster mom gently petted him on his head, he was startled at first, but soon his fear was supplanted by a sense of comfort.
Slowly but surely, Bobbie began to enjoy being petted and loved. His fears melted away, and he started to purr, close his eyes, and even slow-blink to show his contentment. In just 24 hours, Bobbie transformed into a completely different kitten, eager for attention and head-scratches from his foster mom.
Bobbie became a full-fledged snuggler and an attention-seeker, no longer the scaredy-cat that he was on day one. He was even asking for belly rubs and bear hugs, wrapping his arms around his people to show his love.
Now, Bobbie is looking for a forever home that will give him lots of attention, preferably with another cat who will love him like he loves them. He’s a special and lucky little kitten, having survived all that time alone, and he is sure to make any future family very happy.
Bobbie’s story is a reminder of the importance of perseverance and patience when rescuing animals. Even the most scared and elusive animals can learn to trust and love with the right care and attention.