Want to adopt me?To meet me in foster care please contact our foster care department on:
Phone:(08) 9442 3600
The foster carer will then be in touch to discuss this further and arrange a meeting. If after leaving your details you have not heard from anyone after 48 hours, please let us know. Once you’ve decided to give a foster cat or kitten a furrever home you’ll need to come to Cat Haven in person to complete the adoption paperwork before taking them home. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Err hello? Hi, hiya…I’m Iva and while I have the most beautiful eyes, and gorgeous licorice colouring, I’m actually a real scaredy cat. I'm only 2, so I’m sure I’ll turn around with some special attention, care, kindness and a very, very slow and quiet introduction.
The first 4 weeks at my current foster home I hid away in my special spot. I didn’t come out at all in front of the humans but they kept feeding me and looking after me! So I’ve slowly started showing myself and now I can even be in the same room as them. I'm a bit jumpy and get scared easily, plus if you get too close I just have to let out a hiss and I might try to push you away if you move too fast. I don’t mean to but I’m just so terrified someone’s going to hurt me. But I’ve come such a long way in 2 months! I’m just not quite ready to be touched but I do much prefer to be around people than hiding away now!
See, I’m getting closer to my foster family. There's the big human they call mum and then two smaller versions, I’m less sure about them. There are also two resident cats and I’m starting to get along quite well with them, though the big fluffy one steals all my food!
The other night I even stood by the small humans' bedrooms as they were going to sleep…their beds looked comfie but I just couldn’t bring myself to be brave enough to join them…one day.
I love to play catch the toy mouse in the roundabout - I get a bit sad when that game stops. I do love my knitted gekko - I carry him into my hiding spot!
So if you’ve got a space in your house and heart for a super scardey cat like me and you have the patience and enough love to let me slowly, slowly come out of my shell and not get upset if I back chat then I’d love to meet you. I’ll draw you in with my beautiful eyes and make you laugh with my towel attack game and eventually I’ll show you just how much love I have to give! My foster home is in Subiaco.
Iva has a small chip in her tooth that was present when she came to the shelter. Our veterinarians have carefully assessed this chip and no further treatment is currently required.