Born 8/16/2013, Edison was adopted last year but was returned due to unfortunate circumstances. He is the most adorable kitten in the kitten room. He is so friendly and loving. He follows you around and wants your attention. He likes being held. If you are looking for your new best buddy, come and meet him soon. He won’t last.
Meet Munchkin, a cerebellar hypoplasia cat. There was an underdevelopement in the balance center in his brain that won’t get worse or better.He is severely CH and can’t walk. He will require a great deal of care and cleaning. However, he is such a sweet boy. People come to the shelter just to visit and play with him. He is a very loving boy and gets along with cats and people alike. He likes to hang out with another CH cat named Stewie who is less severe and very funny. Come meet them both at the shelteer.
This is Stewie, a very sweet and active boy with cerebellar hypoplasia, a birth defect that affects balance. He can take a few steps here and there but mostly gets around by scooting. He doesn’t have too much trouble climbing up on the furniture where he likes to take naps. He is a very personable kitty with lots of buddies in the special needs room (which he sneaks out of on a regular basis). So far, he isn’t able to use the litter box but he seems so capable that perhaps something could be put together for him so that he could. Or maybe he could have a special place setup with chux pads? He will also be a great lap cat. Come and meet Stewie and his friends today. He’s a very special special-needs kitty.
Who doesn’t love a surprise? Yesterday it was a question of who was more surprised, us or this lovely long-haired senior kitty. Diffley was found huddled in the rain, wrapped in a sodden blanket next to our dumpster. When he was brought inside and unwrapped, he was awarded an instant trip to the vet.
The vet diagnosed him with starvation, major flea issues, and old age, the vet and tech both guesstimated his age at 15+. His FeLV/FIV test came back negative, and bloodwork for kidney and liver function came back good, too.
Diffley is currently occupying his own suite, complete with heating pad and tasty food, in our clinic. He is on antibiotics and has doctor’s orders to rest and gain weight. He’s been treated with Advantage and Capstar so he is no longer supporting half the flea population in Youngstown, and he has been de-wormed to get rid of any other pesky critters. Once he gains a little strength and feels a bit better he will be allowed to get a bath.
West Side Cats is the only no-kill cat shelter in Youngstown, and the only place locally where Diffley and cats like him can find loving care and shelter from the winter cold. On Monday, Diffley needs to go to the vet for some urgently needed dental work. Please donate generously this holiday season so we can keep helping senior and handicapped cats find loving forever homes.