Joy The Cat Has Been Socialized In Foster Home, Is Now Ready For Adoption

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — With the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaching, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was getting the word out this week about a cat found wandering in Brooklyn after the storm who still needs a home.

As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, the 1 1/2-year old gray and white cat was just a 6-month-old kitten when she was found wandering in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn. She was brought to the ASPCA emergency boarding facility in Bedford-Stuyvesant, which was set up for pets displaced by the storm.

As a kitten, Joy had not been socialized properly and she was afraid of people. No one ever claimed her, so she was taken to a foster home until she was ready to be adopted.

While Joy was in foster care, Jesse Oldham of the ASPCA began working with her.

“So she is super playful, we’ve been able to encourage her to interact with people,” Oldham said. “We’ve just trained her. One of her new tricks is sitting on people’s laps.”

Jesse described the perfect home for Joy.

“I think Joy would do really well in a house without a lot of stimulus, so a pretty quiet home; people with the patience to kind of coax her to come out of her shell,” Oldham said. “She’s really, really loving and is bonded to people when she gets to know them.”

Anyone who is interested in adopting Joy is asked to contact the ASPCA Adoption Center, at (212) 876-7700, extension 4120. Joy also appears on the adoptable cats page at the ASPCA website.

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