Annie was with a no-kill shelter in Macon and when they had to shut down, they reached out to Good Mews for help. Thankfully we had some extra room, so we were able to take in several. This was in 2013, so this sweet girl has been waiting a long time for a forever home.
Annie was extremely shy and timid when she first came to Good Mews. When we would pet her, she would hiss, but if we stayed put and kept petting her, she would start to purr. She was just confused. Annie had a lot of volunteers working with her, helping her overcome her fear of her surroundings. We think being around the other cats helped her as she does enjoy their company. Because Annie is a very sweet girl and can be super loving, a nice family adopted her. Sadly, it did not work out for her. We don’t know for certain, but we think since Annie had lived in a shelter environment her whole life, she completely freaked out. The family had her in a safe room before they introduced her to the other cat in the home, and we don’t know if being alone triggered it. Or unfamiliar smells upset her. We will never know, so when she is adopted again, her adopter must be prepared for her to be a little upset at first. So they must be very patient and willing to work with her to overcome her anxiety. Once she feels safe and secure, she will be a wonder companion. She has come a long way in the years she has been here, and loves being petted. When you call her name, she will meow at you, letting you know she wants you to come over and hang out. With the people she knows well, she will crawl in their lap for a good snuggle.
Annie really needs a second chance at a forever home because she is a wonderful girl and will bring a lot of joy to someone’s life.
Because Annie gets very nervous in a new environment, we feel she would adjust much quicker if she was adopted with another Good Mews cat.