Special Needs Kitten

Is there someone out there who would give this special needs kitten a safe home? Born February 2 unexpectedly at my neighbor Heather’s farm she arrived with twisted back legs. She gets around by hopping, eats normally and uses the litter box like all good kitties. She is a calico polydactyl with long hair.

Here’s the problem – Heather has several large active dogs and 3 rambunctious boys and this little darling just can’t get out of the way quick enough. She’s going to get trampled unless Heather can find her a new home.

Ernie Joe Mauer strayed here from Heather’s farm many years ago and we know how he turned out – haha!!

This sweet tiny kitten would make someone a perfect couch kitty!

14 thoughts on “Special Needs Kitten

  1. Brenda in Iowa

    Mary, I think you would make a fine home for this sweet, adorable little girl. Please?

  2. Diane, Squeak, and Buddy

    A SOLUTION: A friend’s daughter took in a pregnant cat that had 11 kittens. The Mama was probably not even a year. One kitten was born with crippled legs. The son in law watched a You tube and massaged the kittens legs and it turned out all ok. Maybe someone could do that and the kitten could walk! I live too far —Ohio or I would.

  3. Sandy

    Hi Mary, l would love a ginger kitten, but Bella would not be happy , new Zealand is just too far away! Best of luck finding her ahome, sandy

  4. Sandra Goddard

    I would absolutely love to have this baby. Again here is the problem I live in Western New York 30 miles south of Buffalo. PLEASE someone close take this sweet baby and love her. If by chance someone comes this way I will take her in a heartbeat.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Sandra – oh darn!!! Here’s where a transport would be so great – everybody drives her to the next driver until she reaches NY. Anybody traveling to NY?

      1. Kathy in western NY

        Gosh I sure wish we were traveling in our motor home right now. But a contractor is working here on building us a closet addition and then a new roof so we aren’t traveling for awhile.

  5. Mary Says Sew!

    I asked a veterinarian friend for her thoughts on helping this kitten. Here’s her reply,

    “What a cute kitten!

    “I think the best option is to simply google “rescues for special needs cat”. There are people who love to look after these guys and groups that love to find them homes. Even if the rescue is in a different state, they may have arrangements to collect and deliver. I am amazed at the contacts these groups have.

    “Vet clinics and cat clinics can also help find good owners by putting up flyers and vetting potential owners. They know who the good clients are.”

  6. Jan Hebert

    Aw, such a cute kitten. I too wish I lived closer. I hope her little legs get stronger and I’ll pray that someone takes this little sweetie and gives it a good home. Jan in MA

  7. Cyndy

    Oh my goodness. She made me google how many hours away I am. 26….. But, if she can’t find someone, maybe I need a road trip.

  8. Montana Kathy

    Oh Mary, my heart goes out to her and, like all the others writing in, I’m just too far away to take her. If I were closer, I’d do it in a heartbeat. Please keep us posted as to where she goes, and if you hear any updates as to how she’s doing, please let us know!

  9. Joy in Nw iowa

    I know this is not a solution abut the kitty… we have severe nasty storms here with 97 mph winds. Neighbors’ cattle shed collapsed and killed and injured fat cattle. Hubby went and assisted and then a new storm with lots of lightening! Someone came a brought pizzas! Then the dad of this feeder lost his shed plus other sheds. Ugh. Nasty!

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