Hi Candy update on scaredy kitty, I was really frustrated as I was dealing with struvite kitty who is living in the laundry/kitchen until she is on food they can all eat, and trying to reintroduce petey the pee pee kitty for the second time as a gradual process with the others (he has been separate as he was awful when I tried putting him with the others, he peed EVERYWHERE last time) and then scaredy kitty was running like yours into walls and doors upsetting everyone with his jerky movements. i wanted to find someone else to take him, or even find a farm that has outside cats and could feed him. but i realize he is indeed terrified/fearful and not at all aggressive. i was so at my wits end i put him out in the 200 year old stone house outside on the property with food and a bed, but after a day realized this was the wrong thing to do, he was terrified and i had great difficulty getting him back into the carrier to bring into the house. i was mistaking fear thinking he was a cat who wanted to be an outside/farm type kitty eventually, but he would never survive that way as he is frightened of his own shadow. today i ordered a feliway plug in and sprayed a bit of it around their area as well. scaredy kitty loves to play with those wand toys of all kinds, loves whiskas treats and roast chicken, during those times he acts normally, so i have to be patient and work with him. struvite kitty is terrified of pee pee petey as he has shown dominance so i may always have one to keep separate, likely petey when she is able to be introduced as petey is lovely alone but acts dominant with other cats and sort of stalks them and pounces or swats. it is such effort as many of them i found in strange places when running errands (petey in front of a church so starving he was falling over) but i love them all, and at times when several have issues, it is enormously frustrating! thanks for the good advice though. i really need to work on scaredy kitty though as his jerky movements stress the others, he goes catapulting off things when i come in the room and it freaks them all out. when he was out of their rooms, it felt like i was walking into a zen paradise. they were all chilled and acting like kitties on some sort of mind altering kittty happy pill.
unfortunately no matter where i go on errands there seems to be a cat in need here, a kitten under the carts at the supermarket cart hub, churches, pubs, under cars seeking shelter. i have found many and was able to get them into a rescue here, but the rescues in this county are maxed and will take no more. my husband does not like cats and the last one i found was under a car and it took a while to catch it, we were on a day trip to a really cool historic town, when i caught the cat, he was fuming with me as i had to ruin the day and go home with it. when i was getting its food ready on the counter, it was so starving it jumped up on the counters edge hanging and then literally gulped the food - it was the most starving animal i had ever seen. it really affected my husband and he was no longer mad at me. i am one of those than can tell something is starving even though it has a fur coat, it can be deceiving. he is better now with my trying to help strays since that one.