April 29, 2022 3 min read
A kitten who hid from everyone, decided one day to accept help and stretch her big happy toes.
Jeanne the catChatons Orphelins Montréal
A litter of kittens were spotted in a barn located in western Québec, Canada last year. The barn owner, Joanie, took it upon herself to rescue them. She got in touch with Chatons Orphelins Montréal, a cat rescue about seven hours (drive) away, since no one else was able to help.
With a humane trap, Joanie was able to get three kittens and two adult cats to safety. The kittens were subsequently transported to the rescue to be placed up for adoption, and the older cats were spayed and neutered and adopted by the barn owner.
As she continued to locate the last kitten from the litter, there came a very shy and hungry tabby who found herself in the trap one day.
She hid in a cardboard box after she was rescuedChatons Orphelins Montréal
The tabby named Jeanne was around six months old at the time. She was so terrified that she submerged herself in a cardboard box the whole time. "She never had any human contact and felt lost and scared," Celine Crom of Chatons Orphelins Montréal shared with Love Meow.
The kitten was wary of people and kept her distance from them, so Joanie used a spatula to attempt to pet her and earn her trust.
She was very scared but didn't have a mean bone in her bodyChatons Orphelins Montréal
With the help of a volunteer, the kitten was transported to Chatons Orphelins Montréal, where she was vetted and spayed before heading to her foster home.
Soon, they would discover that underneath that timid, fearful exterior, lay a sweet little soul longing for love.
Slowly but surely, she began to trustChatons Orphelins Montréal
"Jeanne went to her foster home for socialization. It took a while for her to come out of her shell, but every day, she would make baby steps and trust a little more," Celine shared.
Slowly but surely, Jeanne warmed up to her people and started to feel comfortable around them.
She was finally able to relax and enjoy her new life as an indoor catChatons Orphelins Montréal
She became very curious about her surroundings and mustered enough courage to ask for pets.
Watch Jeanne's transformation in this video:
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"She loves being close to her human, and likes to be caressed and taken care of. She purrs as soon as you touch her, and she prefers sleeping next to someone."
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The shy tabby has blossomed into an affectionate love-bug, and grown to enjoy the company of others.
"When she wakes up in the morning, she will coo for her people. If we stop petting her, she will look at us disapprovingly until we resume petting."
She warmed up to her people and started to playChatons Orphelins Montréal
The sweet tabby with extra toes is thriving in foster care and her personality is shining through.
"She is so much more confident and will come to you for attention in the middle of your telecommuting on the computer," Celine told Love Meow.
She doesn't hesitate to demand attention and petsChatons Orphelins Montréal
The former barn cat is loving her VIP life as an indoor kitty. She is looking for a family that is willing to indulge her with all the attention and love she desires.
Jeanne has been in foster care for over one year now and is more than ready to find a place of her very own.
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Now, Jeanne spends her day lounging about, making biscuits with her polydactyl paws, filling the room with her never-ending rumbling purrs, while dreaming about her happily-ever-after.
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