7 year old • Female
Ivy is a full-figured, medium haired calitabby, similar to a calico but with more tabby striping in orange, brown and black with white. Ivy has long white whiskers with a splotch of black between her golden green eyes.
Sweet Ivy will melt your heart. She is such a sweet, gentle and loving soul who is happy just to be safe and loved where she can enjoy lounging in the comforts of the indoors. She enjoys gentle petting and soothing words from her humans. Ivy had a rough life when she lived outdoors and wasn't treated very nicely so she tends to be a bit timid around new people until she gets to know and trust you. Being loving and patient with Ivy will bring tremendous satisfaction, joy, love and happiness to anyone willing to patiently love and spoil this lovely gal. Ivy tolerates the other cats in her foster home but she will do best in a very quiet home where she is not left alone for more than 4 hours a day. Ivy would be happiest with a work from home or retired family, without other cats, dogs or children.
Ivy was living by a local motel in Durham for at least 4 years before being rescued. We understand that she was happy to see humans, but not all of them treated her nicely; some even threw things at her. It is no wonder that she is very wary of people and even other cats as she has also been ed family.bullied.