Julius’s most beautiful feature–aside from his playful personality–has to be his lime green eyes.
This bravely spunky cat’s hobbies include chasing around a laser pointer and easily surrendering to a catnip. Anyone would be lucky to have him, according to the director of Providence Animal Control, Erika Cole. And yet, this adorable cat hasn’t found a home yet.
When she first entered the shelter last January, she was only a squealing one-year-old cat with a wounded hind leg. Luckily he was found at the perfect time in order to be properly treated and care for. How he got hurt is not clear yet but the staff assume that he was attacked by another animal as he lived in the streets for the longest time. As time made him better, it became easier to understand what Julius really wanted–to run, to play and to have fun!
“We put Julius in his own room with a view — the best one in the shelter,” Cole said. “We let him out into the lobby at night, and then when that became too boring, we gave him a friend and then even more space. We even built him a catio so that he safely can go outside.”
Perhaps it’s because Julius grew up on the streets that he gets strangely curious when it comes to spending his hours in a secured place where he can roam around and get fresh air. Cole knows that Julius loves the shelter, but he sincerely believes that the cat would be so much happier if he could find a family that would love him.
“We are surprised that Julius has been with us for this long,” Cole said. “We’ve even adopted out cats that people can’t even touch, and yet, Julius sits.”
He might seem a little wary of new people at first, but once he gets attached, boy does he get attached! He always asks for pets and constantly fishes for opportunities to play.
“He is quite comical and loves to play,” Cole said. “He is affectionate, but prefers to be within arm’s reach, which is totally fine with us!”
For a long year, Julius has been living in the shelter. Many would have lost hope by now, but not Cole. He knows that one day, the cat is going to end up in a place that he adores and will be adored. It’s no surprise that he welcomes all the possible adopter, both local and out of state, with open arms.
According to him, Julius would make a good pet at a home that doesn’t have any other pets for he loves attention! But Cole doesn’t doubt that Julius is also capable of becoming buddies with other kittens of small dogs. A home with a sunroom where he can bask in the warmth and birdwatch would be an ideal place for this cutie.
Without argument, Julius, with his insecure and heart-wrenching past, is someone that deserves all the happiness in the world.
“I stay later just to hang out with him,” Cole said. “I have spent a lot of time speaking with people who have been interested, but he is still waiting.”
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