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Squeaks

American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

3.25/5

Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Intelligence

4/5

Friendly with owners

3/5

Good with dogs

1/5

ActivityLevel

4/5

Appropriate vocalization

1/5

Playfulness

5/5

Healthiness

5/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Need for attention

1/5

Rescue pets can be difficult to bring into a family environment

By

United States

Posted Oct 20, 2015

We brought home a rescue kitten who had been abandoned in a barn by its mother shortly after birth. We had to bottle feed our kitten, Squeaks, and help her use the bathroom for the first few weeks. She became litter box trained very quickly and rarely had accidents at first. She was very loud and needy, though. I assume it could have been because she was born from a barn cat momma. Then, we brought our newborn home and Squeaks got out of control. She was constantly crying and scratching on things. She would try to suck milk out of the babies mouth. Also, she began urinating all over our furniture and carpet when I would be feeding the baby or cuddling her. I believe our poor kitty was just upset with our new addition. Sadly, we had to let my mother take over the care of Squeaks for the safety of our newborn and for my sanity. Now, she is the best companion for my mother! She has been fixed and is a happy, healthy indoor cat!

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