The Basics: My name is Langston, and I’m a poet at heart⁠—reserved and shy, but very much interested in love. I’m very gentle, and once I trust you, I will purr and nuzzle my head into your hand. I’m still learning that the world isn’t scary, though, so I need someone who will be very patient and really work with me on my extreme shyness. So far, I like to keep hidden in a safe cave-like place, and you have to come to me. I am what you would call a “project cat” as it may take me a long time and effort to get me out of my shell. I was a stray from the county shelter, so there isn’t much known about my past; I am a man of mystery.

My heart is big, figuratively and literally: I have a mildly enlarged heart that causes a heart murmur. The veterinary cardiologist said I don’t need medication at this time, but I should have a recheck in December to see if it is better or worse. I have a nose that looks swollen compared to most cats, but it’s not an issue and I had an x-ray to rule out any kind of sinus issue or growth. I also had some tiny teeth removed during a recent dental, and my other teeth are nice and clean now.

Likes: I really like to feel safe. I love chin and cheek scratches, and I might even drool a little if I am very happy. It’s unclear how I feel about other cats.

Dislikes: Small children and dogs would likely be too scary for me.

Looking for: A home that really knows how to help a shy, sensitive cat feel safe. I also need someone who is ready to take on a cat who may have a heart condition that needs medication or management in the future.

My estimated birth date is 5/1/2018.

All of our animals are vaccinated, treated for parasites, microchipped, spayed or neutered, and cats are tested for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukemia virus (FeLv). All animals receive any necessary veterinary care (dentals, etc.) until the time of adoption. 

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