I recently brought home a year old black female cat that apparently was abandoned about 4 weeks ago and was living in a
barn with wild cats and who knows what else. Even though the cat was obviously in a few battles because of her appearance ie some hair missing, she always wanted to be petted. I took the cat home and was not surprised to see her hide under a table the first night. The next day she was loving and purring but later that night she retreated to her hiding place and hissed when I went near her. Is this normal behavior for a cat that's been traumatised? Should I just give her space and be patient or do you think I have a major issue here....Thanks very much.
on Jan 20th 2014
in Behavior & Training