2 mos, Male, Short Hair
Barney came to the shelter at 5 weeks old right before Halloween. He had been abandoned by his mother and left in a barn and had been eating horse feed to keep himself alive. There’s no doubt he’s a survivor! The foster parent’s kitten, who also has hypoplasia, helped him learn the ropes of being a kitten and how to socialize with kitten and human pals. Although all of his legs are twisted, he gets around very well, uses a litter box and he has become quite mobile! He’s quite a darling!
Needs to be adopted with Everly
Adoption Fee: $130
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Age: 2 months
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 ARE GREAT CATS who learn to adapt to their physical conditions so that they play, hop, or walk around like any kittens! 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