Cats for Adoption: Sid, Who Doesn’t Want to Be a Colony Cat

Sid's ready to be your friend.
Sid’s ready to be your friend.

Who knows how each kitty ends up outdoors? It isn’t by choice if you ask Sid. Although he showed up in a colony he obviously didn’t like the lifestyle, and convinced his caretaker to bring him inside. A cat who loves love and loves to be brushed? That is no feral cat! Here is Sid’s story from Samantha Ginsburg:

Please allow me to introduce you to my newest foster cat Sid (AKA Mr. Bunny, the softest fur ever). He originally appeared at one of my feral cat colonies last winter out of nowhere. Sadly there are people out there that think it is ok to dump cats when they no longer want them. Since Sid can’t talk we will never know his full story but we can only guess it has not been a fairytale. At first he appeared to be feral and had zero interest in being friends. Shortly after his arrival at our colony I trapped him and had him neutered, tested and vetted on 12/28/17. I then released him the next day and I did not see him again right away, which always makes my heart heavy with sadness.

Then almost three months later he appeared on the scene again. I was beyond happy to know that he somehow survived the winter. Long story short it became apparent with additional interaction that Sid was friendly just Very, Very scared. He is slowly making great progress and I have had him as a foster since April 1, 2017. He has since been retested, fully vetted and microchipped. Sid is approximately two years old and is still really shy around new people. As you can see from the pictures he is totally adorable and if you take a look at the video (please visit Samantha’s Facebook page) you will see he is happy to interact and play once you take the time to gain his trust. He loves love, enjoys being brushed and gives big affectionate head-butts. All in all, I think that he would do best in a new home without a lot of commotion, few or no other pets. A cat savvy person would allow him to bloom. With a slow and proper introduction and laid back cats/dogs he should do great. His sweet nature and loud purr will win you over if you are patient and love him up! Please contact me for an adoption application and any additional information. Please share. Sid is in Pittsburgh. Thank you.

If you are interested in adopting Sid, please contact Samantha through her Facebook page (above) or let me know and I’ll put you in touch with her.

Sid is for adoption directly from Samantha and not from Kopy Kat Sanctuary, but Samantha volunteers for Kopy Kat and is instrumental in outreach and getting kitties adopted, so helping Kopy Kat will help Samantha.

About Kopy Kat Sanctuary

Kopy Kat Sanctuary
Kopy Kat Sanctuary

Kopy Kat Sanctuary is located in Delmont, PA, east of Pittsburgh. They are “a group of cat-loving women trying to improve the lives of a few felines” in their own homes and out of their own pockets as well as helping those in need with low-cost spay and neuter to help reduce the populations of homeless cats. They have no shelter, but have saved many lives. Visit their website for more information or visit their Facebook page. And if you can’t adopt or foster, make a small donation to help this very small sanctuary.

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6 thoughts on “Cats for Adoption: Sid, Who Doesn’t Want to Be a Colony Cat

  • May 1, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    What a sweet looking cat!
    Wishing all the best for him to get a good home.
    Nancy and the kitties

    • May 3, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      Can you imagine this fluffball out there on the streets, Nancy? Whoever tossed him doesn’t know what they’re missing.

  • May 1, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Sid is very handsome….it is sad when you find a cat outside that you just know must have had a home at one point

    • May 3, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      Jeanne, he was too friendly to have been raised outdoors and he knows all about living in a house, but he wasn’t even neutered. That either means someone just had him around but really didn’t care or they really couldn’t find the means to get him done. So sad for him he either never had someone who cared, or did and lost them. Just glad he’s “on order” at the moment, he had a great meet n greet.

  • May 1, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Sid is adorable. I hope he gets his forever home soon.


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