Pico was recently surrendered to RAPS by her owners because she wasn’t using her litter box. There were other animals in the home so maybe she was simply trying to mark her territory, as sometimes happens. Her family had patiently tried to resolve the problem for some time but, despite their love for little Pico, she couldn’t stay in their home. At the Sanctuary, she’ll be just one of many cats there who, for whatever reason, prefer to “do their business” outside the litter box.
Pico’s still living in a “private suite” (i.e. large cage) at the Cat Sanctuary so it remains to be seen what she does once she’s out and interacting with the many cats there. One thing is certain: She’ll be loved by all the humans at the Sanctuary, whether she uses a litter box appropriately or not. She's not so keen on the other cats, from inside her cage, and time will tell how she interacts with them.
Blog by Marianne Moore
Pictures by Brigid Coult & Marianne Moore