Sam needs an extra special home and experienced owners.
"Hi, my rescuers have called me Sam. I've been through a lot since I got lost. I was picked up cold, hungry and so very scared. I do still get scared when people reach for me suddenly and I'm sorry to say I have bitten my lovely fosterers. I don't mean to hurt them but I do get frightened.
I love playing, chatting, fusses when I want and just like to have company. I know my fosterers are doing their best for me but I'm getting really bored in my pen. I love having a safe space outside to sit and watch the world go by but hate it when other cats come close.
I would love to have a home of my own again, with someone who understands I like to come to them when I want fuss, and be left alone at other times. I would rather be an only cat too, so I don't have to fight my corner."
Sam needs an experienced cat owner, who has no other cats, and who can give him patience and understanding. His biting has improved dramatically from when he first came into care but he will need an owner who, once they know him, can read his moods, and will let him be in their company without fussing over him when he just wants to be left in peace. We've had Sam thoroughly tested at the vets and all his bloods done to see if there is any underlying condition and all his blood work came back ok. The only thing the vets did say is that they felt he wasnt able to see clearly, there is no doubt he can see light, shade and movement but couldn't say how much he can actually see....so we are not sure if this could be a contributing factor and he bites when he is caught unawares and something worries him
A house with a porch would also be best so his new owner doesn't have to grab him to stop him following them outside. This is one of the circumstances where he has bitten and we think due to the fact that he doesnt see it about to happen and then panics when he feels hands around him. It may also be due to some past trauma as well because we will never really know how he came to be in the shed in someones garden poor little thing.
On the plus side he gives huge cuddles, and will take fuss for ages when he is in the right mood. He also loves playing and being challenged with puzzles as he is a very intelligent cat.