Introducing T'challa! This dude has me very very worried. He's black. An adult. He's tucked away in a corner that sees very little foot traffic. 7/13 marks a full month he's been at the shelter. As if all of that wasn't bad enough, he does not present well in his cage. He stays hidden in his blue box. When you open his door to pet him, he pulls back in fear which can be very off-putting to most adopters. He intrigued me so I took him into the interaction room. He didn't do much better...at first. He quickly went on the search for an escape. He wanted nothing to do with me. He didn't want anything to do with toys. He wasn't interested in treats. He just wanted to hide. He wasn't friendly. If I was an average adopter, I would have said no. But I gave him time. I don't think he's had any time out of his cage in 30 days. After about 15 minutes, he showed interest in treats. Using the treats, I got him to come closer to me until I could pet him without him being fearful. Then the magic happened. I was able to pick him up and put him in my lap! As soon as I had him in my lap, he curled into a ball and tucked his head under my arm and started purring. He finally knew he didn't have to be scared. It tore my heart to pieces when I had to put him back in his blue box and put him back in his cage. I need EVERYONE to share for his life!!! I will personally assist an adopter with introductions. He is THAT special! Edit to add: His shelter link shows his name is Willow. His cage card when I visited said T'challa. Please don't let the different names confuse you! Both are the SAME cat! Reference the animal id# #A406389 if you are interested in this gorgeous black panther!
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