HELENA – This winter, there have been multiple cats surrendered to the humane society. But this pair have a story that is different than most.
Asuka and Rowdy are a mother-son duo, and are the two longest-term cats at the shelter right now. Two months ago a rancher had trapped the cats on his property and brought them in to the humane society. Initially, the pair were uncomfortable in the indoor setting of the shelter after living their whole lives on their own. But in the last few weeks, they have really started to come out of their shells.
At first, Asuka and Rowdy avoided interacting with staff members, but they have now started warming up to toys since spending time with another more playful cat.
Cat program coordinator Katie Axline-Pittman said that while she would love to see these two go home together, they would continue to improve and become more social if they went to separate homes with other, more outgoing, cats.
“They’re coming out of their shells slowly but surely, but they can only go so far here. So letting them get out and into a quiet, calm home is going to let them blossom even more.” said Axline-Pittman.