Sweet Athena, the lap-lovin’ kitty!

Animal ID: 182088

Volunteer: Judy T.

Athena was terrified when she first came into our care. It seemed clear that the poor kitty had not experienced much from humans in the way of kindness and love. Fortunately, we understand that many animals, like Athena, need time to adjust and learn how to trust people. So we gave her the time she needed.

Since she first came to our Escondido campus in July, Athena has come a very long way, and now she is known as a real sweetheart of a cat who simply loves to be pet!

Here’s what Cat Companion volunteer, Judy, has to say about this special feline who she has chosen as her volunteer pick…

What do you like best about her personality?
“She is a friendly, loving, lap cat who enjoys a great conversation. She loves petting, being brushed, and laps!”

What first drew you to your pick?
“She was under behavior modification* because she was so scared. It took her a while to warm up to the shelter.”

Is there something special about the way your pick looks?
“She is a pretty white cat with beautiful green eyes.”

What is her coolest/silliest/most fun trait?
“She is a great talker. She will start talking as soon as she sees you coming. And she loves having her head scratched. ”

Anything else you’d like to add?
“Some important things to know: Athena does not seem to like other animals and will need to be the only one in the household. She would do best in a quiet adult household. She would be great for an elderly person, as it is easier to see her in the dark due to her light coloring. She does have a kidney problem, but requires no special food. She is such a wonderful girl, please come meet her!”

For the month of November, in honor of “Adopt a Senior Pet Month,” the adoption fees for all our senior animals, including 8-year old Athena, are waived! So come on by and adopt this super-sweet senior today!

      *Put simply, behavior modification is working to establish new behavioral patterns using positive reinforcement. For more information, please click here to ask one of our trainers.