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Some of my readers know lots about cerebellar hypoplasia (CH) in kittens and cats. But I suspect others do not know much if anything. I know Mom L and I were in the “know nothing” up until about 3 months ago.
Mom L visited the Petco where Community Concern 4 Cats (CC4C) holds their weekend adopt a cat event. She visited the kittens and adults who were there hoping to find their forever homes when the President, Miss Gemma, ushered Mom L back to meet some newly trapped kittens.
They were the prettiest kittens, all in a pile—3 of them. And when one tried to stand up for a pet, it could not easily do so. Mom L was worried and asked what was wrong with the kitten.
Miss Gemma said “meet Savannah’s new Paw It Forward Project”…three kittens who have cerebellar hypoplasia (CH), commonly called ‘weeble wobble’ kittens…and they ALL need forever homes!
We visited the website for CH cats, click here, to learn just what this condition is and how kittens contract it. This is the simplest and easy to understand description we found for CH:
“Cerebellar hypoplasia is a disorder where the cerebellum of the brain has not fully formed. There are various causes such as bacterial or viral infections, feline pan leukopenia, caused by feline parvovirus, but can also be caused by poisoning, injury or malnutrition. Some common symptoms are jerky movement, wobbly uncoordinated walking and head bobbing.
There is no cure for CH, it doesn’t get better but it doesn’t get worse. A kitten will learn to compensate for his/her condition and have a normal lifespan.”
The three kittens we agreed to help promote were all trapped from a mom cat who likely had pan leukopenia while the kittens were in her womb. Unfortunately, there was a fourth kitten they could never trap.
I suggested to Mom L that we ask for some referrals from our Face Book Group comprised of lots of people who write about cats and share lots of cat related information. Our pals did not disappoint!
We were referred to a fellow blogger whom we had never met. The Kitty Cat Chronicles. Sophie, an adult CH cat, lives there and she has been sharing her life on their blog.
Their blog post collection about CH cats and how to manage caring for them once they have been welcomed into your heart and home is just the best reading ever. No need for us to say more as this blog covers it all with expertise.
Sophie has a special video which was a finalist in the 2014 Petties Award race for best video:
Click HERE to read more and to see some great videos of Sophie, a CH cat, living the good life!
This is a very special Paw It Forward Project for me. These kittens are now five months old…and very ready for their permanent homes. They can be adopted together or individually. Let me introduce you to each one.
Their foster Mom, and rescuer, provided full details of each kittens’ personality…thank you Miss Marcia!
Freddie is a handsome short haired white kitten with black patches and an elegant narrow face, pink nose, delightfully long pink and white ears that go with his long legs.
Freddie is a complete love – he adores attention, being picked up and delights in being stroked and will rub against your legs. He is quite social with cats and people alike – he loves to play, wrestle, chase and cuddle with his siblings and the other kittens in the house. Freddie has mild cerebella hypoplasia (CH) which means though he falls, he can walk, run, scamper, and even climb up part way and sit on a low level of the kitty condo.
Zazoo is a grey & black short haired tiger striped kitten with big green expressive eyes and white paws. She wobbles when she walks, falls a lot, and struggles to climb. But she is essentially a happy, healthy kitten and knows how to use the litter box. She is super sweet and loves to be pet and held. She purrs often. Despite her balance challenges, she is a determined, curious and brave kitten, who likes to explore new places and gets back up when she falls. She will even position herself close to our border collie and watch him play. She has an independent streak and can entertain herself cheerfully. She loves to chase, wrestle and cuddle with her brother and sister.
Peanut is a petite kitten with an exquisitely delicate face and double dotted nose. She will watch the activity around her quite intently—sitting quietly and then venture out to be with the others. Though she looks serious, she plays with vigor; stalking and jumping, running and wrestling and of course cuddling. Peanut is very gentle and sweet. Along with her siblings, Zazoo and Freddie, she has CH (cerebella hypoplasia) which means the balance center of the brain is not completely developed so she falls often. Peanut is healthy and will live a normal lifespan. Peanut would like to be adopted with her brother Freddie or sister Zazoo. Peanut is blossoming more every day.
Enjoy this slideshow of all these amazing five month old kittens…
Now…sit down…relax…and have some Niptea or Catfeen…the videos of these incredible kittens growing up and growing strong…
As much as we would like to have these kittens be able to go anywhere in the USA…that is not possible. It is not easy for them to travel long distances and so we must limit their search for new forever homes to the area of Northern California.
This post is definitely an appeal for help to get these kittens into permanent loving homes. We ask that all of you who read this post do the following:
- Share this post on your Face Book pages and ask your family, friends and colleagues to promote these kittens to homes in the Northern California area. You never know who they know who might know someone else who loves cats and is just waiting for these loving kittens to show up in their home.
- Share on Twitter…use the hash tag #pawcircle and #specialneedcatrescue. If you can come up with more effective hash tags, use them…
- If you have time a space in your blog post schedule, please consider writing a post about CH kittens/cats and link back to this blog post
- Also consider Pinning them on Pinterest; sharing in your Google + circles
- CONTACT: Foster Marcia. Phone 510-734-9924 or 510-758-4045 Email: mslack199 at gmail dot com
We are very grateful for anything and everything my readers can do to help Zazoo, Freddie and Peanut find their permanent homes.
Paw Pats, Savannah