Sometimes the best things are worth the wait – and sweet Papa Watkins is a great example. Sick and scared when he first went to foster, this guy slowly and surely became healthier and started to blossom into a more confident companion. He LOVES head pets and chin/neck scritches and is becoming more and more playful everyday. He’s found his favorite spots in the apartment and often prefers to be in the same room as his foster parents, sometimes even following them from room to room. Papa can still be a little skittish with quick movements and lots of people, but he is slowly learning to trust and is getting comfortable enough to let his guard down when napping in the main room. Papa needs a home where his new family can be patient with him as he continues to learn that the good life really is good and people are trustworthy and in return he will love you, and let you pet him nonstop!
Papa Watkin Riverdale has blossomed into a lovable, sweet and fun loving kitty over the last few months with his foster family! He loves to chase balls around the apartment and his three tier ball track toy is a total hit. His newest way of asking for attention has been to find you standing around the apartment and lay down at your feet, just placing a paw or his head directly on your foot just to say he’s there and would like your attention. Total sweetheart!
Papa Watkins had been living in a slightly managed outdoor colony for a couple of years, but was always too busy fighting or hanging with the lady cats to go into a trap, until one bitter cold night when he was scavenging through recycling and hungry enough to get rescued.
Papa Watkins is FIV+ and will live a normal, healthy life when provided with quality care such as a balanced diet and yearly wellness exams (like any cat). As FIV+ is not transmittable between neutered/spayed cats under normal circumstances, we are happy for FIV+ cats to mingle with FIV- cats in their adoptive homes.