Jacob needs an extra special home and experienced owners.
We know very little about Jacob, one of our fosterers responded to a call where some people had found him cowering in their shed. They were concerned as they had 2 dogs so did not want to let them into the garden whilst Jacob was there.
We scanned for a micochip but sadly their wasnt one. We didnt really have any space but he was quite literally freezing cold and frozen with fear in the shed so our vounteer bought him home whilst we tried to find room for him. Although he was frightened he soon seemed to relax a little bit when he was indoors and we were able to stroke him. He sadly wasn't neutered so we had to move him into an outdoor pen. When we tried to get him into the carrier he really freaked out and did bite and scratch the fosterer quite badly.
Since being in the pen he is withdrawn and frightened and its breaking our hearts....as it seems so strange that for the short time he was indoors he seemed like a different cat but is frightened in the pen, even though he has been in it long enough to know he is safe and looked after.
Our theory is that maybe he was an indoor cat who, because he wasn't neutered escaped (or was dumped) and he is just overwhelmed and frightened with all the new sights, smells and sounds.
He has now been neutered and microchipped.
He needs to be rehomed with experienced cat owners, who are prepared to set him up in one room in the house whilst he settles in , and not push any contact until he is good and ready. he may be unpredictable whilst frightened but we really do feel it is just fear that is driving his behaviour at the moment...as he was such a different cat in those initial few hours indoors.
We know hes quite a 'big ask' for anyone to take a chance on as we really can't say what sort of cat you are going to end up with - he could turn out to be a fussy boy when he is indoors, feels safe, settled and relaxed...or he could end up just never liking the human contact and just needing a nice warm bed to curl up in, to be fed and have access to the outdoors....the truth is we just don't know...
But equally that doesn't mean he doesn't deserve us trying to find that special person who will just give him the chance to feel happy and loved, in whatever shape that means for him....Could you be Jacob's special family?