Adopt Me! Phantom the Cat Wants to Come Out of Her (Tortoise) Shell
Good Samaritan Silvia Kauffman of West Palm Beach, Fla., found the kitty living among a group of feral cats.
"She wasn't accepted by the rest of the pack there," recalls Kauffmann. "So one day, I had gloves on and I just grabbed her and put her in the carrier and I took her home."
She named the tortoiseshell Phantom because although she wasn't quite feral, she was still very skittish and would disappear in flash. "She always was rushing through the house," she says. "You would see her once and then she was gone."
Kauffman handed the cat over to the Animal Rescue Force of South Florida in June, where she is currently still awaiting a forever home.
"It's amazing, the transformation," says volunteer Robert Spanicciati, who along with Kauffman has helped Phantom overcome her fears over the past few months. "When she first came in she wouldn't interact with anybody. Now she's much better; you play with her a little and then she runs and hides. She's come a long way."
Good with other cats and children, Phantom needs an owner who will give her undivided attention and continue to help her come out of her shell.
If Phantom is the friend you've been looking for, contact the Animal Rescue Force of South Florida at (561) 586-2126 or fill out an application via their website.
Established in 1974, the Animal Rescue Force of South Florida is run entirely by dedicated volunteers. Their mission is to find homes for animals rescued from area shelters and to promote the spay/neuter message.
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