It is entirely uncertain how much contact with humans or regular food he has had during this time on the road. Miraculously enough his health has remained stable and he has suffered no lasting damage. Apart from a little scratch on the nose and being slightly malnourished, the vet gave him a clean bill of health when he was found.
Opie is still very timid and anxious, and not trusting humans much. He tolerates human touch when approached very gently and slowly, but will hiss and panic when startled. He is still suspicious and unsure whether humans are a blessing or a threat – currently they bring him lots of food, speak to him nicely and look after him well, but who knows what his previous human encounters were like.
Opie loves the company of his current foster kitten siblings from another mother, who regularly snuggle up to him. At around four years of age he is still a young cat, and is incredibly paternal and protective of his ‘babies’.
Opie needs a very special person to adopt him, preferably someone or families (without small children) who have experience with anxious cats. He will require a home where he can slowly get used to his human(s) and be able to regain trust and confidence. Another peaceful and gentle pet in the household for Opie to bond with could be very beneficial, especially a kitten, so they can grow up and old together.
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