Sunday, July 16, 2006
Chloe, it's time to go homeCongratulations Chloe, on at least your third adoption from the East Bay SPCA in Tri-Valley!
Poor Chloe has been in and out of the shelter so many times, through no fault of her own.
She originally was adopted 2 or 3 years ago as a younger cat. She went home with younger children who played with her roughly and when she had enough, she would scratch back.
Our advice to the orignal adopters was to leave Chloe alone when she had enough, but the adopters weren't so happy with that, and they declawed her to prevent her from scratching.
Little did they realize, by declawing a cat, they're taking away her first line of defense, her claws. Her second best defense is her teeth. Instead of now clawing at the kids, she would nip at them (although not breaking skin). She was then returned for not being good with the kids.
Since then, she's been re-adopted and returned several times now, for various reasons, such as moving, not having time, and allergies. After her very last return, she stayed here 311 days looking for her final home. During part of that time, she served as our "Shelter Cat", the cat we use to test out dog's reactions with cats.
Now, with this final adoption, I am hoping it's her very last one. I'm sure she would feel the same way. Early reports from the adopters is that she is doing very well and adjusting quickly to the new home! Thanks to the wonders of the internet the new adopters learned about Chloe off the Virtual Pet Adoptions website and thought she was a great match for their lifestyle.
I'm confident this is her final stop now. Everybody loves her at the new home, and even the neighbors have come to visit her.