Barney & Meera *Adoption Fee Waived*
Barney & Meera are a darling pair of siblings looking for a new home together. They are sweet lovable cats that want nothing more than a quiet, comfy home to call their own. When they first arrived at AWS, they felt very vulnerable and afraid, but in the months they have been here, they have gotten more and more confident and comfortable. While they still enjoy quiet places to rest (what cat doesn’t love being under a dark bed or wedged in a box?), they are exploring their surroundings and spending time with the people that stop in and visit. They are especially active in the evenings when they are known to scoot about as curious house cats.
Barney & Meera have radial hypoplasia, a genetic condition that causes their limbs to be crooked (scroll down to read more about the condition). It’s not contagious and does not affect their overall health. Even with the condition, they get around just fine and have no problems using a litter box. They don’t let their disability stop them, so please don’t let it stop you from adopting them!
The adoption fee for the pair has been waived so that these two find a wonderful new home together.
“Their disability makes them feel vulnerable, but they can move around, eat and use the litter box just fine. With a quiet, patient owner who has plenty of time to spend with them, they will continue to come out of their shells and be wonderful house cats.” Michele, Barney & Meera’s foster mom
Adoption Fee: $0
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Age: 2 years
Have you ever heard of radial hypoplasia? Hypoplasia simply means that they have crooked legs compared to “normal” cats but they can still move around, use low-sided litter boxes, and be affectionate sweeties and eventual climbers. They learn to adapt to their physical conditions so that they play, hop, or walk around like any cats! These guys were given the chance to have full lives to share with someone!
Some facts about radial hypoplasia:
– Is a physical condition related to bones (lack of bones, lack of development, etc.)
– Is not contagious to other cats/animals
– Appreciates rugs to help with mobility
– Might need ramps to get on high places and stairs are not necessarily doable
– Life expectancy is the same as cats without hypoplasia
– Might need help with cleaning face
– Find ways to adapt to become more mobile throughout life
– They don’t know they are any different than other cats!
Their legs cannot be fixed, it is disabled physical condition that cats can adapt to. Even though they have physical disabilities, and perhaps need a little extra love and attention, they will delight you with their special hearts. Because of their special needs and physical vulnerabilities, they must be indoor cats only and would appreciate quiet homes with loving, patient and supportive humans to care for them.
FMI and everything you need to know about adopting cats with hypoplasia, please visit: http://messybeast.com/disabled.htm