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Forever home cat of the week - Merlin

About a year old, Merlin is starting to play with toys in his foster home. He loves attention and when petted, he starts purring.
Merlin is a young cat that loves attention. Photo courtesy of the Community Cat Coalition.

With input from our friends at the Community Cat Coalition, each week we will be featuring a cat that needs a loving home.

Almost a year old, this sweet boy ended up in a trap when we were looking for a lost cat. 

A cat being taken into a clinic accidently escaped from its carrier and couldn’t be located. Rescuers were called to set a humane trap, so the cat could be found and reunited with its owner. Traps were set, and this handsome boy looking for dinner magically ended up in the trap instead. 

We do not know where Merlin came from since apartments and houses were not close by, and he would have to cross several busy streets to end up in the strip mall where he was found.  

Shy, but sweet, he is so happy to have a steady meal and be safe and warm. About a year old, he is starting to play with toys in his foster home. He loves attention and when petted, he starts purring. He is a spunky guy and will sometimes reach for your hand when you stop petting him.

Since he is young, he would need to have another young cat in the home to play with.  He doesn’t really care for dogs.

He is now altered, up-to-date on vaccines, wormed, flea rx, tested negative for FELV/FIV and microchipped.

If you would like more information about this handsome boy, please contact Jan at: protectkats@yahoo.com.

About the Community Cat Coalition:

The Community Cat Coalition (CCC) was formed in November 2011 when a few people realized that if rescue groups, shelters, and independent rescuers work together, we can make a positive change in the lives of our community cats.

The CCC is an all volunteer organization . All funds go toward the efforts of TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) – paying for spay/neuters, vaccines, medical care for injured/sick free roaming cats, or the costs of fostering the kittens who are removed from the sites.

Our goal is to educate interested people in our area so there is a common understanding of what a community cat is (they may be feral, semi-feral, or abandoned/stray tame cats – any free roaming cat) and how to care for them.

The community cats belong to no one person – they belong to all of us. This concept is taking hold worldwide, and we CAN make a difference right here, in our communities.

We provide classes in basic TNR, (Trap-Neuter-Return) open to the public and all shelters/rescues. We give people the tools to do TNR safely and effectively, and we also simply involve them in the care of the community cats.

We also offer classes on related topics, such as care of bottle babies, taming feral kittens, and how to do a barn relocation. All classes are free.

We are excited to be in the middle of this movement - TNR and care of the community cats is a worldwide phenomena and is rapidly gaining in popularity.

Our website is: communitycatcoalitionwa.org. We also post frequent stories/information on our Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/CommunityCatCoalitionWa.

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