13 year old • Female
Sofia is a beautiful medium haired Maine Coon mix kitten. She has the coloring of a brown tabby, but the tufts of fur sticking out from her ears and between her paw pads are characteristic of a Maine Coon. See more pictures of Sofia and her friends at http://picasaweb.google.com/fosterkits/Hugo#, or watch them LIVE on a webcam in their foster home at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rescue-kitten-cam.
Sofia was brought into an IAR foster home because we thought that she and her sister Jolie might pull on your heartstrings the same way they pull on ours. Sofia was trapped in part of IAR's Trap Neuter Release program, but when her foster mom caught a glimpse of her sweet face and heard about the dangers she would face if we released her back in the spot where we trapped her, she just could not bear to let that happen. At 3 months old, Jolie was a bit old to be easily tamed, but it has only taken her a week to get comfortable with her new surroundings. It is a testament to Sofia's Maine Coon genetics that we have made quite a lot of progress with this beautiful girl -- Yes, that's Sofia sitting with her friends Hugo and Jolie on their foster mom's lap. Sofia's foster mom routinely spends her evenings walking around the house with Sofia tucked in one arm getting her used to her new lifestyle. Sofia is a very playful girl, and a glutton at dinner time. They say that you can win a man's heart with food. Well, that's turning out to be true of Sofia, too. Sofia is still scared of tall standing humans, but willing to hang out nearby if they will just sit down! She would make a lovely companion for a braver cat like Hugo, but we cannot predict how long it will take before she'll snuggle up to you in bed at night. Adopting Sofia will bring you joy every day that you have truly saved a life.
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Sofia and her kitten friends Jolie and Hugo were living outside a nursing care facility across the street from NC State until Sofia was about 3 months old. Sofia will need a patient adopter that can give her a lot of time to adjust to her new home, but for the right person the rewards will be worth the wait. If you don't have the patience to adopt a kitten like Jolie, but would like to support our efforts to help them, consider making a 100% tax-deductible donation to our efforts to save the cats and kittens at this NC State location at http://independentanimalrescue.chipin.com.