Rescuers Didn’t Know ‘Kitten’ Rescued From A Raccoon Trap Isn’t Really A Kitten At All

Do you ever wish your pets could talk to you and tell you what they are thinking? They could tell us when they are sick instead of us trying to guess. A stray animal could tell us where they came from. Picture this. A junkyard in Texas. Full of dirty discarded things. In this junkyard is a raccoon trap. Inside the trap is a dirty and starving cat.

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The Austin Animal Center started to take care of him and named him Klaus. No one is certain where Klaus came from. Did he have a family? Was he feral? Would he ever learn to love humans?

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Well, the answer to that last question was answered quite quickly. In just a few days, Klaus was settling in and showing tiny sparks of affection for the shelter workers. At first, they estimated that Klaus is just about one-year-old. He was also anemic and underweight.

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Surprisingly, it wasn’t long before they realized that Klaus wasn’t one-year-old, he was closer to nine years old! Klaus was put into foster care. Everyone hoped that with a calm, safe place to rest that Klaus would feel better and gain some weight.

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While Klaus has shown some affection to people, he doesn’t like to be handled too much and simply refuses to take a proper bath. The hope is that with time Klaus will allow people to clean him up.

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So, if you are looking for a cat or know someone who is – Klaus is looking for a forever home.Contact the AAC. The ID number for Klaus is A740561. Share away, people.