To train your cat to scratch acceptable objects, sprinkle catnip and a few food treats on a sisal-wrapped scratching post, a corrugated cardboard scratcher or even a non-treated fireplace log. Place it next to the object you wish to protect.read more
Hometown: Astoria, NY
My Rescue Story:
Andy is the most adorable kitty I have ever met. I rescued him when he was only 4 weeks old, and though the vet said he wouldn't make it, Andy was a trooper from the start. My apartment in Astoria was too small to keep him -- along with two 14-year-old cats who never liked him -- and at week 9, I had to give him up. He lives in Brooklyn now with another family, but he will always be MY baby.
It's estimated that there are this many pet cats in the world: