VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A stowaway cat that survived a harrowing three-week journey from China to B.C. in a shipping container is ready to be adopted into the purr-fect home.
Journey the cat has been in the care of the SPCA since she emerged starving, scared and weak last April. The cat survived solely by licking the condensation from the container walls during the trip from Shenzhen to Prince George.
Once in Canada she required life-saving medical treatment and on-going behaviour therapy to help her overcome her extreme fear of humans. While the SPCA says she may never be a cat that seeks out attention or enjoys being pet, she loves to play and can tolerate being touched. She needs a calm, adult-only home with a predicable, indoor-only routine, and no other cats, according to the SPCA.
“[Journey needs] a guardian who is willing to continue her touch-tolerance training and provide lots of playtime and enrichment,” reads a release from the SPCA. “In addition to playtime, Journey’s interests include cuddling in fuzzy blankets, gazing out the window and lounging on her scratching post.”
People can apply to adopt Journey online.