Simone is a graduate of our feral program. She ended up in a shelter in Kentucky and was emaciated and completely shut down. She made the trip up to Michigan and we put her into our feral program. Not long after that it became clear that she was pregnant. Simone gave birth to a litter of beautiful puppies. After a few months she really began to come out of her shell. She became super silly and playful with the other ferals and loved snuggling with her best friend Shaggy. She moved into a foster home a few months ago and has continued to flourish. It is now her turn to find her fur-ever home. Simone is good with cats, dogs and kids.
What could you expect when adopting a feral? Ferals remain a high flight risk until they bond strongly with their humans’, therefore extra precautions while transporting would be necessary. Because she was feral, walking on a leash is still a new experience and therefore will need some work with special precautions for a flight risk. She remains shy to new situations and people so new people coming into the home would have to be aware of the best way to approach her. With some extra love, patience, understanding and working at her pace to allow her to be comfortable, it won’t take long before she is your very best friend.
Update: Simone has been participating in training sessions with K9 Turbo and making great improvements on leash work.