Tugboat came to the cat sanctuary just over a year ago.
Recently, Tugboat has been letting us know on an increasingly regular basis that the environment of the cat sanctuary, where he must share his living space with hundreds of other cats, is not something he feels is going to work for him in the long term. His frustration is coming out in ever more frequent attacks on other cats in the doublewide, most recently on gentle, timid little Elmo. His “time outs” in a cage have become so frequent that staff are just having him stay in the cage he’s staked out as his personal territory.
Clearly, he’d be so much happier in a home where he could enjoy spending time with his humans and not have to deal with all these other cats. And the peeing? Apparently, his former owner was often away, and cats who are stressed and unhappy about being left alone can sometimes respond to the situation in ways people would rather they didn’t. If the situation changes, though, the behavior can stop.
Leslie is confident that if brought into a loving, single-cat home where he can have people around him, Tugboat would once again be the all around wonderful boy we know he can be.