Meet Ruth
Species Cat 
Breed Domestic Shorthair/Mix 
Age 2 years 7 months 1 day 
Gender Female 
Size Medium 
Color Black 
Declawed No 
Housetrained Yes 
Site Paws and Claws 
Location Cat Rooms 
Intake Date 8/2/2022 
ARN C11380 
Hello, cat lovers! If you understand cats, you know that some cats require more time and much more patience to adapt to people and new situations than others. I am Ruth, a beautiful 2-1/2-year-old black female who was found on a farm with my four 2-week-old kittens in August 2022. We went to a foster home, and my kittens did quite well. I was very cautious, however, and I never warmed up to my foster mother. After 3 months, I came to the shelter and moved into a colony room in late October. For most of the next 4 months, I stayed far away from people and would not let anyone near me. Everyone just accepted me the way I was and hoped that with time I would overcome my fears. I finally started playing with the other cats when they would chase the laser light. Now I am out and about when people are around. I approach them and let them pet me, although I am still a bit wary about petting. I am a perfect example of a seemingly feral cat, who, given enough time, space, patience, and exposure to humans, finally, after 7 months, reached a point where I think humans are okay and began interacting with them. Shelter staff and volunteers are thrilled! Whoever adopts me will need to be patient and realize that it may take me a while to adapt to new situations. However, my newfound acceptance of people shows that I have the potential to become a wonderful, fun companion for a special person. My name, Ruth, means "friend," and I hope I will be someone's forever friend.

Adoption fee $100 + microchip fee $30 + tax