Fred (DOB ~9/1/18) is a neutered male brown spotted tabby shorthaired cat. Fred was part of a very feral litter of older kittens rescued in Waukegan late last year. One of his siblings was just too feral and had to be rehomed to a barn, the other tamed up pretty quickly and was adopted a few months ago. Fred has walked a middle path and very slowly warmed up to people. He is a big boy with lovely little spots; we can't rule out an exotic breed being mixed into their DNA that may have contributed to them being such wild little kittens. He has a lot of energy and loves to wrestle and play, so a sturdy kitty playmate around his age or not more than a few years old that likes to throw down would really be best to keep him occupied. He is still shy with new people, prefers a more calm, quiet environment, and has shy kitty hang-ups about being picked up and held but he comes when he is called and begs for treats and will bash against legs affectionately. He really likes to be petted on his head and back but although he sometimes rolls around on his back like he's asking for them belly rubs can get him playing a little too rough, even with kitty playmates wearing him out! Fred will come and lie next to you when you are relaxing on a couch, enjoying your company and some slow pets. He's never lived with a dog and being so shy we don't think that would be an easy transition for him. He gets along great with other cats as long as he has a willing playmate to keep him occupied, and because of his shyness and roughness when playing we don't think he'd be good living with little kids. We're hoping we can find him a quieter home experienced with reformed feral cats that can be patient and work with Fred to continue bringing out his happy, loving, belly-up side!
Spay and Stay Lake County P.O. Box 145, Grayslake, Illinois 60030