Bella cat

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Hi, my name is Bella cat!

Adult Female
Domestic Short Hair / Mixed

Bella is a 3-year-old cat who was surrendered to Dallas Animal Services after Valentine's Day 2017, when her family moved out of town.  She was at the shelter for over a week and did not understand what had happened.  She was unused to the shelter environment and being in a small kennel, instead of a home.  In the shelter, she became withdrawn and anxious.  She was so scared that she resisted when the shelter staff attempted to hold her to provide medical care or attempted to even pet her.

Fortunately, Bella is now in a foster home.  Her foster writes:

"12 March 2017:  She is now eating well and her pository functions are now normal.  She has a habit of one 'kind' goes in each kitty litter box.  Sort of funny.  She does like a clean box, which I furnish.  She periodically comes around to be petted.  I can now pet and scratch her back and tail base.  I have never tried to pick her up.

"She now is very familiar with the house.  She has 2 favorite spots in the office, 2 in the living room.  She also likes the shower basket.  She comes when I see her and call her.  She seems to want short term attention but does not know how to do it.  I do not think she will be a 'pickup and cuddly' housecat.  She is also large and not the most aesthetic of cat silhouettes.  Once she jumped up on the bed, but sort of flew off the foot end when she saw me.

"She likes her ears scratched inside and out.  She has started to roll on her back and I just stroked her tummy, but she got out her nails.  She wants to play but too rough.  She is getting more comfortable.

"PS. I just picked her up - briefly - wow! What a tail!" 

All Dallas Pets Alive adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccines upon adoption. The standard minimum donation for cats over six months to seven years is $100, kittens under six months is $150, cats eight years and over are $50 unless specified otherwise. You can view all the adoptable pets and fill out an adoption application online on our website at . For more information, you can email .

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