WATCH: Adult tabby cat gets along with other cats and dogs
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Lilly is a 10-year-old gray and white tabby cat. Her owner had to surrender Lilly to the pound because she went into a nursing home. She is now in foster care through the Homeward Animal Shelter in Fargo and available for adoption.
Kristie Williams, Lilly's foster, said when the shelter took Lilly in they were told she wasn't a friendly cat with her former owner.
"Just like any cat, you rub their belly, they don't like it so they let you know. She's kind of like that, but not overly aggressive," Williams said.
Being in the shelter stressed Lilly, and she wasn't eating. Williams took her in, with the idea a more relaxed environment would get her eating again. "I think it was probably about two weeks before she really started eating on her own," Williams said.
Lilly is eating a special diet food now because it was the one she would eat. Williams said she is in the process switching her to a regular cat food now that she is more relaxed and eats regularly.
Williams has two other cats and said Lilly gets along with both of them, but most of the time they avoid each other. Williams also has a dog and said Lilly isn't afraid of her and stands her ground. "But the dog leaves her (Lilly) alone because the dog is scared of cats," Williams said.
Lilly probably would do better in a home with older kids, Williams said, because they'll know better when a cat doesn't want someone to do something they'll stop doing it.
"She probably wouldn't do well with a 2-year-old that wants to pick her up and pull on her tail or anything like that," Williams said. "But she's a sweetheart. My 5-year-old nephew comes over and she's fine with him."
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To adopt Lilly or for more information on adopting or fostering cats and dogs, visit Homeward Animal Shelter at homewardonline.org