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Wednesday, 09 June 2021 15:47

Feral Cat Joins the Crew at Northern California Body Shop

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Anderson went from a feral street cat to a lazy entitled house cat after doing his time at Anderson Behel in Santa Clara, CA. Anderson went from a feral street cat to a lazy entitled house cat after doing his time at Anderson Behel in Santa Clara, CA.

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...living on the streets, wailing at the moon at night and mostly sleeping in the bushes during the day. The shop’s crew started putting food and water out for the cat once they noticed him, and named him Anderson.

 

Jeff Blackmun, the shop’s production manager, is a pet person who has had numerous pets during his life. When he first noticed Anderson was hanging out at the shop, he could clearly see it was a feral cat that wasn’t crazy about humans.

 

“We tried to make friends, and he drank the water and ate the food we left out for him, but we couldn’t even get close to him,” Blackmun said.

 

Then one day, Anderson started looking wobbly and Blackmun noticed this filthy cat had a skin infection on its fuzzy face. This led to some visits to the vet and eventually the crew at Anderson Behel began thinking about finding a forever home for Anderson.

His kitty skin issues led to a visit by a representative from an organization called Fat Cat Rescue. A very nice cat lady knew exactly what to do, and gave Blackmun some topical medication to take care of what was ailing Anderson.

 

Blackmun was shocked when Anderson let him apply the medication to the infected area, as if he knew that he was trying to help him rather than catch him.

After that, Anderson began bonding with some members of the crew. He started begging for food from the techs and pretty soon he was coming into the shop’s reception area, Blackmun said.

 

“Before that, we couldn’t get near him. During the day, he would walk around here and sleep in his little bed. But, at night he wanted to...