Snowshoe Siamese for adoption
Courtesy Post: Poor Bandit, along with his housemate Chance, was surrendered to the Granville County Animal Shelter when his human companion relocated to New Jersey.I and other volunteers had been trying to find new homes for them when we heard about what their owner had done.By some miracle, they were not put down as “owner surrenders”, allowing me time to make the 3-hour round trip to save them. Bandit is a purebred Snowshoe Siamese, one of the more rare types of Siamese cats. He is 5 years old (a great age in my opinion!), front declawed and neutered. He is up-to-date on all vaccinations and FeLV/FIV negative. Bandit weighs around 9.5 lbs, which my vet considers a bit underweight for his bone structure. So, I’m trying to fatten this little fellow up, a rare need in my household! Bandit’s behavior does not match that of your typical Siamese cat. He is very quiet and undemanding, even a bit timid. >Thanks to being in touch with his former owner, I’ve learned that some of this comes from his being a hurricane Katrina survivor. While his housemate, Chance, seems to have taken all the recent upheavals in stride, these changes have stressed Bandit. Fortunately, the quiet environment in my home seems to be helping and he is starting to come out of his shell, eating better and playing with his new toys. While not as outgoing as his housemate, Chance, Bandit is a friendly and affectionate fellow. He loves to have his head petted and his neck and chin gently scratched. According to his former owner, when dominant Chance is not around, Bandit likes to sit in your lap and be lavished with attention. Bandit obviously does well with other cats, if he can put up with bossy Chance. He is not a dominant cat, so other feline companions will need to be gentle and friendly. I can also see Bandit as someone’s cherished only pet. Since he is somewhat timid, Bandit will need a quiet home with a patient and understanding caregiver. I will not place him in a home with children. However, because of his quiet and undemanding nature, a single person or couple working outside the home and with a quiet lifestyle will be considered.