Family Adopts Multiple Special Needs Cats with Same Neurological Disorder

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Seamus and his brother Liam were born with CH. Cerebellar Hypoplasia is a neurological disorder similar to MS in humans. It causes wobbles, shakiness, and LOTS of falling over! The horrible person whose cat had these sweet babies thought of them as “broken” and decided they were worthless, so he put them in a fabric cat carrier and was at the river about to throw them in! Someone caught him just before he did the deed and took the kittens from him.


Brought to a no-kill rescue, they were posted on Petfinder. I came across their story and picture and fell in love! It took me a couple of weeks to get their foster’s contact information and when I finally did, I was too late to get them both and only Seamus was still looking for a home. My husband and I drove three hours each way to get our new boy and haven’t looked back since!

Seamus is sweet, gentle, and just a big love bug! He is number two of our three CH kitties. A year after adopting him, the same rescue called me and said they had another, more severe CH boy that needed a home. So off we went to get Seamus’ new brother, Kashmir!


The year before we got Seamus, my husband and I were painting our local shelter as volunteers and they had a cat who was wobbly and kept escaping his cage. Turned out he had CH and the shelter had never heard of it. They offered him to us with the fees waived for the work we were doing there, and Wheels joined our family! We absolutely ADORE our “special” boys, and I totally recommend a special needs cat if you are thinking of adopting.

Story submitted by Tanya Chapman from Arnprior, Canada.

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