You Adopted a Cat
Recognizing Signs of Stress in Your Cat.
Your new cat will likely be stressed initially. Signs of stress can include decreased appetite, decreased grooming, hiding, lack of interest in attention or affection, and sleeping in unusual locations. A stress cat may be more quiet than usual, which can be difficult to notice. Very stressed cats are more likely to behave aggressively or fearfully.
When adopting from The Rescue Crew, this will most likely your cat's fourth "home" in a fairly short period of time. Even though your home is much more comfortable than living on the streets or being confined in a shelter, change is stressful. Watch for signs of stress, and if you see them, make certain that they lessen over time. If your new cat's stress isn't slowly decreasing every day, please reach back out to us for assistance.