The poor thing was clearly in bad shape and frightened out of his mind, which made staffers at the Austin Animal Center (AAC), think the cat, which they named Klaus was feral by the way he was acting.
Once he was all cleaned up, Klaus who they estimated to be around one-year-old he began to warm up to the people who only wanted to care for him.
Hanna Peterson, senior customer care representative at the AAC said "When he first came in he was hissing and backing away because he was frightened, but now he has warmed up so much, he loves to be pet all over but is still a bit reserved and shy."
When he first arrived he was malnutrition and extremely skinny, and after some tests, it was determined that he has severe anemia. More tests and examinations also revealed something surprising about Klaus - He wasn't a one-year-old... In fact he was nine!
Judging by his spunk and kitten like looks, Klaus must have inherited some really good genetics because he is certainly aging extremely well.
The cat was placed in a foster home, where he can work on gaining some weight and getting strong enough to have his neuter surgery so he'll be all ready for adoption.
Carla Penny, Klaus's foster mom said. ""He is very timid — possibly because he doesn't feel good, but He is eating well and I am hopeful he'll put on some weight and his red blood cells will build back up."
After his traumatic episode and not knowing his history Carla decided to take things slow with Klaus until he puts on a little more weight and becomes more familiar with his surrounds.
Once he feels a little bit more comfortable Clara said she'll try to give him a bath so when he does get adopted and meets his forever home, family for the first time he will be one beautiful cat, as if he isn't already.
If you're interested in adopting Klaus, you can contact the AAC. His animal ID number is A740561.
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