Originally Posted by sandrak
I have a cat that came up about a month ago. She is not very old. Probably about 7 or 8 months. She lets me pet and pick her up, but she is very scared of my husband. He has never been mean to her or handled her roughly. Every time he walks out the door, she runs. How can he earn her trust? He doesn't want keep feeding a cat that he can't even hardly touch. Can the wild be taken out of a cat? I am pretty sure she has been in the wild all her life. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Sandra
There are any number of reasons why this cat doesn't trust/like men or just your husband. We'd all be guessing as to why.
What might help, is if your husband sits on the floor and makes no moves toward the cat and says nothing. Let the cat come check him out, if she wants to.
Try this for several days to a week. Once she gets the idea that he isn't going to harm her or chase her, she may very well allow him to touch or pet her.
Cats that have been abused/mistreated by someone else, often take a very long time to trust again. You might be in for a long haul with this..or maybe not....let the cat decide though.