Nathan was a stray cat who was finally caught after a humane trap was set for him in September 2011. Once captured, he was brought into the BC SPCA Vernon & District Branch to try and locate his owners. His tattoo was traced to those that were supposed to be looking after him, but after numerous attempts to reunite them with no success Nathan went up for adoption. Nathan got along quite well with other cats in his communal area, but soon became depressed as he was not used to being in a shelter environment. It can be a difficult adjustment for a cat that is used to being the only pet or always allowed to wander around outside to now be indoors and sharing their attention.
Volunteers and staff both rallied behind Nathan and did everything they could to help him snap out of his funk with toys, scratching posts, and lots of attention. It worked a little bit, although it was no replacement for a real loving family in a stable home environment. It took almost three months for a family to fall in love with Nathan, but eventually it happened and we are proud to say he was adopted December 2, 2011. His wonderful new family has taken the time to write us about Nathan, now Chewy, as they enjoy his presence in their home.
Chewy has only been with my Parents for a week but he already has everyone well trained (pictured here he gets his daily treat from Dad). We've always had cats but we have never seen a cat fit in so well and so fast. After dinner he plays "marble in the slipper” and "hide in the paper bag" and it is so wonderful to hear the Family laugh as they enjoy his playfulness. Throughout the day I hear my Mom and Dad calling him from around the house and he is always happy to oblige them and receive a chin rub or a nice long brush. He is a happy, healthy guy and we are very happy to have him in our home. Thanks SPCA.
The McCulloch Family
A wonderful ending to Chewy’s story with us and a fantastic new beginning in a home where he is truly cherished. Thank you so much to the McCulloch family for making adoption your first option and welcoming Chewy into your home, he looks mighty comfortable getting his daily treat!
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