Turtle is a 5 year old Calico kitty who has Cerebellar Hypoplasia. This means she is wobbly and uncoordinated. She is NOT in any pain, the condition is something she was born with. Her case is considered moderate. If you might be interested in her, we can show you video of her movements and you can call the number below for more information. She requires a specific type of litter box set up to help her keep her balance. She also requires a home with NO other cats and preferably no dogs. She would really love a home with a fenced yard so she can get some outdoor time (supervised of course).
Turtle is a snuggly sweet girl who needs a calm home with humans that are willing to make small adaptations for her mobility. Her greatest joys are snuggling with you, meal time and exploring outside. She loves to sit on you/right beside you for her frequent naps and will generally let you know if she’s needing help to get on the furniture. She has an amazing purr and an adorable little face. She loves to sleep with her people in bed all night. Turtle also loves to play with strings and the laser pointer, and may even help kill a bug for you! She loves spending time outside and due to her cerebellar hypoplasia, you can finally enjoy time outside with your cat without the debate about bird hunting and predators. Since she can’t climb, she simply needs a fenced yard and she’s good to go! It’s very relaxing to be outside with her while she plunks around and hangs out while you read a book or tend to the garden. We do not recommend leaving her outside unattended due to her inability to protect herself from other animals like raccoons etc. She currently lives with another cat and it appears this cat may be causing her stress, so Turtle would love to be your main girl. She will grumble when she’s unhappy. Stressful situations (eg. An excitable dog or cat) can cause Turtle to urinate outside of her litter box, so adopters need to be prepared to try and keep her relaxed and stress-free, and also it might help to learn her bathroom routine and if she’s tired or feeling stressy, put her in her box. We are still working on finding what the best routine is for her to stay low stressed. She startles easily with loud noises so we don’t think young children are a good fit for her. She will grow accustomed to loud noises (eg. The vacuum) with time and with you giving her cues that everything is okay. We are happy to provide information and suggest a good support FB page so you can learn a lot about these types of cats. She just deserves a loving, kind, low-key home that will see how amazing she is and be her advocate for success. She is worth it, and will repay you with loving, funny, entertaining antics every day.