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Domestic Short Hair / Mixed

Details about Embla

  • ID C220668
  • Adoption Fee: $200
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Mixed
  • Gender: Female
  • Current Weight: 0.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 8/15/2021
  • Declawed: No

Embla's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Good for Apartment Living: Yes

Embla's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
Other Traits:
    Lap pet, Timid, Gentle,

Hi!  My name is Embla and I am a very special kitty with rare brown fur, kind eyes and a sweet soul. I look like the rare breed Havana Brown but better as my fur is a speckled combo of browns.  In addition, I have the kindest eyes ever and they reveal my very gentle soul.   Right now, I am a very cautious kitty who has been through a lot.  I will require extra patience and understanding but I promise that I will be worth it. 

I am only a year old and had a less-than-ideal start to life.  I was removed from a hoarding situation where I lived with 70+ other cats.  Life was crowded and messy and I had minimal human interaction. I am here with 3 ‘siblings’ – Kai, Freya and Maya – and being with them has made all of the changes much easier.  I would LOVE to find a home together with one of them. 

Even with my pals around me, the recent changes have been a lot for me to handle.  I was fairly ‘shut down’ at first but I am making progress every day.  I know in my heart that my foster and other people are kind, but I just have had so little experience thus far.  I have found that I am most comfortable hiding under or behind things and watching the action.  I see my other kitty friends get pets and sit on laps and I want to join them but I am hesitant. 

Sometimes, I feel relaxed enough to let my foster mom pick me up.  I really like it when she holds me and pets me – the chin rubs are especially awesome.  When I have been to the vet or met others, I never lash out – I just stay very still and watch with very big eyes. I am just learning about trust and love and have amazing potential for both. 

I am perfectly and completely domesticated - I use the litter box and scratching posts the way I am supposed to and I am not at all picky about food. I will do best in a quieter home where I can have some quiet/privacy while I get acclimated.  I have not been around other cats or dogs or small children - I think they will overwhelm me at first.  I have been through a lot of change the last couple of weeks and it has been stressful.  But I am learning – bit by bit – that I am safe and loved. I promise that if folks are understanding and patient with me, I will give you 100% of my trust and adoration.  I just might be purr-fect for you/your home!   Thanks in advance for taking a chance on me.  

(I am currently living in Minneapolis; my foster family and I welcome visits from potential adopters). 

Embla is from a local impound. If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an adoption application. An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.

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