As of Thursday, September 8, 2011
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Veronica is a 2 and a half year old solid black, domestic longhair. She has been spayed and fully vaccinated. Prior to coming to the CCHS shelter, someone DECLAWED her front feet. Veronica was found hiding inside the hood of a car. So, not only was a declawed cat allowed to wander around outside, she could have been killed if that car engine had been activated. (More evidence that "indoor only" is the preferred life for a cat!) Veronica is a really sweet girl, however, she is quite overwhelmed by the many other cats at the CCHS shelter. She seems to prefer the solitude of a cage. Likely, due to her being declawed, she feels vulnerable with so many other cats around her, so she withdraws to what she considers a safe place. (This is not uncommon behavior for a declawed cat.) In addition to her obvious insecurity, she has to suffer the unfair fears and superstitions that seem to haunt black cats and hinder their potential adoption. Black cats rank amongst some of the hardest cats to adopt out. Because of this, when a black cat comes into a shelter, they typically stay there for a very long time. And truth be known, experience at the CCHS shelter has proven time and time again, that black cats are some of the sweetest cats to come through our door. Veronica's affection for people is obvious, so CCHS staff believe that once in a home, she will be much more comfortable and at ease. We also believe that she would be okay with one or two other cats.....just not the 45 that she has to contend with at the shelter. For more information about this absolutely striking, gorgeous girl, please call Robin at 770-478-7531. To see other adoptable CCHS animals, please visit our petfinder pages at www.petfinder.com and use our 30236 zip code for your search.