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The following cats are available through other organizations or as independent 
placements by owners;   
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We present them solely as a courtesy to the organization or owner. 

Please contact them directly, using the email address in the posting, 
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If you're interested in meeting cat with a specific disability - click on the category below
FIV + Cats Incontinence Neurological Sight problems Misc


Maddie is a 5 month old beautiful longhair kitten with quite the extraordinary disability. You see, Maddie suffered some sort of crushing injury to her spine when she was about 3 weeks old. This has prevented her from using her back legs but doesn't stop her from getting where she wants to go! Maddie is a spunky, playful, loving little girl who enjoys playing with dogs and cats alike. Climbing onto the couch and into the cat tree are among Maddie's finer moments, proving that she refuses to allow her disability to define her.

She is very well behaved for her daily baths and grooming sessions, which are a requirement as she isn't able to use a litter box and has little to no control over her excretory functions. Her adoptive family would need to learn how to help Maddie express her bladder (your vet can show you this quite easily, and she is used to this in foster care) and perhaps wear diapers to help keep her clean.

She is currently pretty small for diapers and eventually wriggles out of even the tiniest of sizes, but she is very patient during the putting-on and taking-off process. She has a very loud motor-like purr and gets very excited to see her people. She will require a patient and understanding home but I promise -- you won't regret adopting Maddie!

Interested in this ball of fluff? Fill out an application for her here:
http://www.thephillykitty.org/adoption-application.html

Questions? email us at info@thephillykitty.org
Maddie's adoption fee is $95 and it includes her complete medical exam, age appropriate vaccinations, spay surgery, feline leukemia (FeLV) & FIV testing, preventative flea treatment, & de-worming. Application process includes application & contract.

♥Maddie is available through The Philly Kitty Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill cat rescue Visit us at www.thephillykitty.org

 

FIV + CATS
For FIV information please visit:
FIV: Catching a Bad Case of Rumors  or  FIV Fact Sheet  or  The Truth about Cats and FIV.

SPECIAL NEEDS: Meet Beeber! Someone in my neighborhood contacted me stating they had a cat who had problems with his eyes, and they needed help. When I arrived and saw his eyes I knew without a doubt nothing could be done; however, I took him to the veterinarian who confirmed my fears.

He also tested FIV positive but don't let this scare you! FIV can only be passed through cat-to cat transmission usually through a bite wound or a scratch, and Beeber has never bit or scratched, and occasional transmission at the time of birth. I contacted the owner to let them know the outcome, and they said they didn't want him back, so I took him in. He's a wonderful 1-2 year old neutered male who is up to date on his rabies shot. He sees shadows and does very well in the home. He is super loving and very friendly. He honestly doesn't let his vision problem affect his life. His personality shines every day in how sweet he can be, and he shows how even with a disability you can persevere and lead a wonderful and happy life!

Please contact Dawna Dove at 540-820-3358 if you are interested in providing Beeber a "fur"ever loving home. 

We are located in Rockingham County/Harrisonburg, VA


PERRY - Perry is a light orange tabby kitten close to a year old. He doesn't mind entertaining himself, but enjoys company for a nice scratch behind the ears and cuddles. When it comes to relationships, he's a patient guy who doesn't leap in paws first, if you know what I mean. With a little time he will bond with you through playtime. Perry loves to explore and find new toys. He's around a year old and will bring you years of happiness. Perry is positive for Feline Leukemia. Please do your research before adopting. Perry has been retested and is FLV/FIV NEGATIVE! All adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, and testing. Please contact felines.bchs@gmail.com with questions.

DEVIN - Devin is an adorable orange tabby kitten overflowing with love to share! He is around 6months old and knows how to make a toy out of anything: pencils, post-it notes, potatoes. If you're looking for some laughs and someone to liven up the party, think about inviting Devin. He is an adventurous cat, but he'll always make time for cuddles! Devin has tested positive for Feline Leukemia. Please do your research before adopting. All adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, and testing. Please contact felines.bchs@gmail.com with questions.

Hey, I'm Eddie! Let's PLAY! Playing is my favorite thing to do, next to being petted and gettin' loved on. The shelter staff and volunteers think I'm the greatest 'cause I've got a really outgoing personality, AND I'm good with kids, AND I'm not shy at all! I'm young, too; only 2 years old. I think the only thing holding people back from adopting me is 'cause I've got "FIV", but all that means is I might need to visit a vet a little more often than some cats, even though I'm real healthy right now. I dunno about all that, I just know I want to get out of this cage and get some play time in! I also want someone to cuddle with. Hey, can you come visit me some time? I'll show you all my favorite toys! By the way, I was found as a stray in Burlington Township, so if you see my former owners around, let them know I'm here...

This cat has tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). FIV+ cats can live long, happy and healthy lives without medical intervention. FIV can not be transmitted to people or other non-cat animals, and it is only transmitted between cats through serious bites. FIV+ cats are more difficult to find homes for because people are intimidated by this condition, but we encourage you to talk to your vet about FIV to see if your home is right for this cat!  Located in Burlington Cty NJ

https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/31001466/




Jack and Diane were abandoned as babies on the side of the road.  One of our doctors rescued them.  Jack and Diane are now approximately 16 weeks old. Both kittens are siblings.  They are spayed/neutered and fully vaccinated. Sadly, when we had them at the hospital for routine veterinary care, they both tested positive for Corona virus.  

This means they must live in a home with no other cats.  There is a slim chance they could develop FIP which is fatal.  However, chances are very, very good they will live a normal life.  The virus is not contagious to any other species but cats.  

Loving Touch Animal Hospital in Stafford County, VA, will provide free veterinary care for a year to anyone who adopts these babies.   http://www.LovingTouchVets.com

These poor babies need someone with a big heart and a loving indoor home to allow them to have a family for Christmas and for always.  There is no greater calling than saving the lives of two innocent creatures.  Could you be that special person with a huge heart for animals?

Please email Dr. Kim Danoff if you are that person:  kimdanoff@gmail.com

 


Incontinence - May Need to be OUTDOOR Cats
Lucas is a beautiful, sweet, mature, neutered, flamepoint siamese. He is partially incontinent from a tail-pull injury when he got outside several years ago. He has nerve damage at the base of his spine. His tail is intact, but he can only lift it partway. The vet felt leaving his tail intact would be fine, although he can probably not feel or move the lower 2/3. He has improved a lot since his initial injury; however, it appears he will never recover full use of his tail or bladder control. He's a wonderful cat and otherwise is completely healthy according to tests that were done to check. He is good about pooping in the litter box. He just pees sometimes in the "wrong" places.

He's pretty easygoing. He tolerates dogs and gets along well with most other cats. He loves attention, and he'll "talk" to you and give you head bumps and "kisses". He really wants to be outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and roll in the grass. I'd love to find him a home where he can be safely outdoors either in a safe yard or a large enclosure. Contact me if you think he's a good fit for you, and you would truly love and take good care of him for the rest of his days. I don't want him to be a reclusive barn cat, but a part of a loving family, which is what he truly loves.

If you are interested in Lucas, email me at twriter@fastmail.net . I am in the Houston area, but willing to drive a reasonable distance for the right home.


Kiwi - The sweetest cat you'll ever meet. 1 year old male domestic long hair with tuxedo fur. Kiwi was shot several times before he was picked up by the local shelter. One bullet became lodged in his spine, causing urinary and fecal incontinence. We currently do not have the means to pay for the additional expenses that come with these problems--changing diapers and the like. We hope that someone out there has it in their heart to adopt this loving, deserving kitten. He has been neutered and has all his shots. Please contact ASAP.

San Luis Obispo, CA
colinekeane@hotmail.com

Neurological
Queenie is a two and a half year old, gray/brown tabby Manx who is extremely playful, loving and talkative when she gets to know you.  She will come to you wherever you are and meow at you until you love on her and she will roll over to show you her belly and nudge your hands when you stop petting.  She loves playing with strings like any other cat and likes to chew on cords so you have to keep track of things like headphones and charger cords.   she loves her scratching trees and when she stretches her butt wiggles which is one of the cutest things you could see.  She often likes to hide in small dark places like closets and under beds.  She is skittish of knew people and animals but warms up fairly quickly to just about everyone and loves to snuggle with other animals and will often follow them around and play with them.  She was born with Manx syndrome which is a genetic condition that causes the spine to grow short causing a short or lack of tail in the Manx breed and often causes defects where the spine does not grow to the end of the back and so the nervous system does not connect to the hind quarters.  Queenie's spine extends far enough for her to have minimal control of her hind legs which allows her to move around easily but makes her hop like a bunny rather than walk.  She has very little to no control over her bladder and bowels and so she often has accidents while she is sleeping or walking around the house.  She often knows when she is going to the bathroom or has gone to the bathroom and she will try to bury it wherever it happened or sometimes she will try and get to the litter box.  I have recently become unable to provide her with the care she needs and deserves and she needs a loving and patient owner who has the time and means to care for her. 
My name is Austin Frisk and live in Modesto, CA and I can be contacted by email at austinfrisk96@gmail.com or by phone at 209-846-4009, calls and text are okay.  Please do research on Manx syndrome so you know as much as you can and are prepared to take care of a cat with those needs and love her for the rest of her life.

Blind Cats - Sight problems



Just over 6 month old brothers Verny and Sammy are in need of a forever home after being rescued from a neglectful situation. When they were only 4 weeks old their whole litter got very sick yet they were neglected and the necessary medication that could of easily helped them was not given to them.

After being nursed back to health they are now happy and healthy kitties. Sadly due to the neglect Verny is blind in both eyes and Sammy is blind in one eye. They do not require any special medications or on going treatments. Despite their rough start they are playful kittens, full of love. They are tolerant of children and enjoy playing with other cats.

Verny (the long-hair) is very curious, and loves to explore new places. Sammy (the short-hair) is always shy in the beginning, but once he becomes comfortable with the environment, he will be more affectionate and cuddly than Verny. Verny loves to play with toys - any toys that crinkle are an immediate attraction for him, and he is even talented at chasing a toy on the string, as long as he can hear it dragging over the carpet or floor. Sammy likes to knead soft blankets, chase the laser-pointer, and is a cuddly lap cat.

Adoption process: Our Adoption Application is located on our website, www.rescueandadopt.org , along with Information about adopting and about us! Potential pet parents will need to fill out the Adoption Application and submit it, prior to setting a date and time to visit the rescued kitties.

Our website has lots of information to help potential adopters and pet parents find answers to most any of the questions they may have. Remember we do not have a facility, we operate only out of foster families through out Maryland. Pets location: Currently being fostered in Columbia Maryland.


Kitty Kat is located at Williamson County Animal Center just south of Nashville in Franklin, TN. She is a gentle and graceful eight year old who is blind. Kitty Kat would love a quiet home. Our shelter volunteers are utterly devoted to this sweet cat. She loves to be held and petted. Please e-mail wcacangels@yahoo.com for more information.

 

 

Karen Menzyk, Volunteer
Williamson County Animal Center
106 Claude Yates Drive, Franklin, TN 37064
615-790-5590

Cats with Minor Disabilities - Skiddish, Diabetic, physical imperfections,  etc


Tri-Sox is a 2 year old female that was a feral up to about a 10 months old. I began feeding her as a stray and noticed her limping one day. Two months of regular trips to the Vet and it was determined that medical concerns required removal of her leg. The infection would not respond to treatment and it was feared it would spread, endangering her life.

It was a very hard a decision but the right one...she is now healthy (she does not know she is handicapped : ) , neutered and has been indoors for nearly a year and has become quite social. She begs to be pet, jumps in my lap and even started purring recently when pet...

She is great company and deserves a forever home. I am losing my space and need to find her a home.

Contact Gregory P. Matarrese  email - GPMESQUIRE@aol.com She is located in Millstone, NJ


Hope is a three year old gray tabby that is very sweet and loving. She was separated from her mother at a very young age and now has a problem with chewing on available fabric. We've kept her separate by keeping her in a cat condo and letting her out when we're around to keep an eye on her.

She's very loving and sweet, and always wants cuddles. She's been raised around other cats and a dog. She's been raised indoors only.

San Dimas, CA
For more information, please contact prambo272@gmail.com 


 

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