- Feb 20, 2021
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I rescued a 2-year-old neutered male from my county animal shelter, it was a pandemic "virtual adoption" so I did not spend any one on one time with him and had no idea how fearful he was. After 5 months we have made some progress but he has never been closer than a couple of feet, I've never held him, had him on my lap, been able to pet or brush him. If I should accidentally get too close for his comfort he still hisses at me then scoots away to one of his hiding spots. This is my first cat and I think I'm doing things right, providing the things he needs to be a healthy and happy cat. If I remain patient will he ever trust me or is the best I can expect. Thanks for any insights.