Kit Kat – Tick Tock
The clock moves slowly for a cat like Kit Kat. Totally crushed by the shelter experience, once she was a normal, friendly, fun-loving family cat. Then the unthinkable happened. Her owners moved to a place that doesn’t allow pets. Kit Kat now spends her days hiding in her litter pan, hour after hour. She’s so frightened that she figures those 2 inch high sides might actually protect her or make her invisible.
In order to try to take photos of Kit Kat, I removed her litter pan from her cage. I honestly didn’t know what to expect. What I found was just the sweetest little kitty who broke my heart. Kit Kat wants SO badly to be a normal kitty again. If you gently pet her, after a few minutes one of her back legs starts to go up and she struggles against the complete symbol of kitty trust – the tummy rub! But she gets there halfway, and right now, that’s wonderful.
Kit Kat also has the most amazing “butt button.” Scratch her just forward of her tail and she just can’t resist – the butt goes up and the head goes down in classic kitty surrender. It only lasts a few seconds, but it’s a start.
One day, with luck, Kit Kat will live with a family again. But it’s taking a long time for her to find one. Things are not good for shy kitties like Kit Kat right now in the shelter, not with the sheer numbers who have come through our doors this spring and summer.
The Animal Rescue League took in 776 cats and kittens in May, 712 in June, and, as of the middle of this month, we’re at 395. Almost 2000 cats in less than three months. What’s one frightened cat in the face of all that?
But panning for gold or digging for diamonds isn’t always about the numbers. Sometimes it’s about that one shiny nugget, that one beautiful gem that ends up in your hand. That’s the special one. That’s Kit Kat.
Kit Kat is only 3 years old and she is declawed.